Product on Review: Vertex 150
Manufacturer & Sponsor: OCZ Storage Solutions
Street Price: £164.99inc. VAT (GBP)
Most enthusiasts have now embraced SSD technology and it is fair to assume that those who have may have experienced degradation of their drives over a period of time lowering the effect of that once blisteringly fast upgrade to one which is more akin to a mechanical hard drive. Ok, maybe not THAT slow but it will likely have slowed a good percentage. It is to this end that OCZ are marketing the Vector 150 as a drive that is built to combat this eventual slow-down. It is all very well being the fastest drive on the planet when you first hook it up to your machine but can it still compete with the field? Unlikely if it suffers from degradation to such an extent that it loses not only to the new releases on the market but also those it formally competed against.
The Vector 150 is rated for an industry-leading 50GB/day of host writes for 5 years (typical client workloads) makes this SSD top of the class in terms of durability. Couple this with next generation 19nm MLC NAND flash along with Proprietary Barefoot 3 controller technology and the OCZ Vector 150 SSD is set to boast phenomenal speed with matching durability.
San Jose, California-based OCZ Storage Solutions - A Toshiba Group Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). OCZ develops best-in-class solid state drive solutions for professionals, enthusiasts, and gamers, and is committed to driving storage innovation. With a rich portfolio of consumer SSD offerings for laptop, desktop, and workstation applications covering a range of popular interfaces and media formats, our SSDs utilize proprietary in-house controllers and firmware to deliver exceptional I/O performance, differentiated features, lower power consumption and superior reliability, all of which translate into faster file transfers, instant system boot-ups, and an enhanced computing or gaming experience.