Tom's Review: New OCZ Vector SSDs/ OCZ Barefoot controller
Looks like a worthy addition to the SSD lineup, and hopefully enough to keep OCZ in the fight.
If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.
I missed that review, but dang, nice job OCZ. I really thought that the Vertex4 was their inhouse stuff - guess not, but this one is. I was almost convinced on the 830 - think I'll wait for a bit to see how everyone reacts to the Vector. My Vertex2/128 is still happily plugging away just fine 2yrs later.
That's "MISTER" Kafir to you.
Yeah, my Vertex 2 120GB is working just fine, but when I rebuild with SATA III I might consider the Vector if the price comes down a tad.
Overclocker's review of the Vector 256GB: »www.overclockers.com/ocz_vector_review
Ok, you have seen all the numbers, and where this drive lands in the landscape of SSDs. To be brief, its really the fastest drive of this type we have tested. OCZ has gone to great lengths in bringing this drive to market as a more reliable and faster solution. By using their own in house controller, it appears OCZ has done so (well, it is fast, that is for sure). As far as reliability, only time will tell on that front, However, with more thorough testing before it goes out the door, firmware updates also being tested by more beta testers, lower write amplification, and more efficient garbage collection, it seems like they are on their way. Again, only time will tell.
So the next burning question is how much is industry leading performance going to cost us. The MSRP for the 256 Gb drive sits at $269.99. At Newegg.com the drive comes it at
$269.99. Whew, no new product inflation at the moment! The price point for this drive is more expensive than the Crucial M4 ($199-$215) for the same capacity, but the performance just isnt there on the M4 compared to the OCZ Vector. One of its other competitors, the Samsung 840 Pro, comes it at the exact same price (it is on sale at the moment). We have reached out to Samsung and hopefully in the coming weeks we will get a sample to review. The price is fair to me for what we tested to be the fastest drive on the market.
The OCZ Vector is a very fast and seemingly reliable drive. If you are looking for class leading performance at a fair price, look no further than the OCZ Vector.