Vector is presented in a small but rather attractive box. The front has a depiction of the drive and details significant features which come as standard with Vector. The capacity of the drive we are testing today is 256GB and it uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 Controller.
Opening the box up reveals the included items which make up the bundle. These items include screws, drive inside anti-static packet and documentation detailing warranty and usage requirements.
Attractive packaging catches the eye
Bundle – including screws, drive and documentation
Just on the appearance and physical design alone, Vector is a great looking SSD. Reflecting the packaging, Vector is blue. As is typical for such a drive the size is 2.5” and features mounting holes on the sides and underside for mounting within a c computer chassis.
Vector uses steel casing to protect the inner PCB. Its outer shell is robust and sturdy. The underside of the drive contains a label detailing serial number, QR code (which didn’t return an address) and other technical details.
Sleek design is pleasing to see
Steel casing ensures external durability
Removing the outer casing reveals the inner-workings for Vector. Our SSD uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 Controller which is the first outing for such a chip, especially one developed in-house. Surrounding the controller is 16 flash chips which are produce by Intel/Micron. Also accompanying the controller are two DDR3L-1600 DRAMs.
An overview of the PCB