OCZ Vector 150 SSD

  • OCZ Vector 150 SSD
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The OCZ Vector 150 is an evolutionary step forward for OCZ's enthusiast series, improving the original Vector's endurance and security. The Vector 150 is armed with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller and comes in three versions, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. It features a read and write speed of 550MB/s and 530MB/s. It's also worth mentioning that the drive includes a 3.5" adapter kit for desktop PCs and Acronis cloning software that supports Windows 8.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 85

If OCZ prices the range closer to competing drives, we could see the Vector 150's durable 19nm MLC NAND flash, 256-bit AES hardware encryption and bundled software being enough to justify its results, which were good and not great.

By MadShrimps on -

After the successful Vector, OCZ has released a newly revised model featuring Toshiba’s 19nm Toggle-mode NAND Flash; the new product is not the speediest (falls behind the original Vector) when compared with some of the previous models we have tested...

By Vortez on -

The OCZ Vector 150 is the logical step up in performance from the Vector 450. We already knew the vector 450 was a great performer as per our review here and while the Vector 150 succeeded in bettering this drive in a lot of tests we were not exactly...

By CDRLabs on -

The Vector 150 is a great choice for the gamer or enthusiast looking for an SSD that provides both high performance and superior endurance. Building off the success of the original Vector, OCZ's new flagship combines the company's Indilinx-infused...

By NotebookCheck on -

OCZ Vector 150 The OCZ Vector 150 is an attractive alternative to many competitors. In particular, the two test models perform significantly better than most of the reviewed competitors under constant load . Although the drive cannot achieve absolute...

By X-bit Labs on -

Toshiba has finished its acquisition of OCZ Technology, saving the latter from bankruptcy and being sold out in parts. It means that OCZ's solid state drive business, which was the company's source of growth at first but eventually led it to the...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

Given the announced changes, nothing about the Vector 150 was any kind of surprise. As much as we like surprises, in this case, not having any was a good thing. The move to 19nm Toshiba MLC flash was a very logical move in a number of ways. First, it...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs...

By Bit-tech.net on 78

The Vector 150 is priced more keenly than the Vector was when we looked at it, in that it has essentially the same cost per formatted gigabyte as its primary competition from Samsung, the SSD 840 PRO 256GB. That said, we still would have preferred...

By Computer Shopper on 60

The Vector 150 features updated flash memory and promises improved longevity, but its performance isn’t markedly better than OCZ's previous-generation drive, and it costs more than competing alternatives....

By Legion Hardware on -

Final Thoughts ]From a performance point of view not a lot has changed, the Vector 150 was slightly faster than the original Vector in some tests while it was slower, much slower, in some cases. When compared to the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and SanDisk...

By PCGamer on 86

In terms of the general synthetic performance on my Haswell-based test rig there's really not a lot of difference between the Vector 150 and the competing 840 EVO drive. But it's when you start throwing around a lot of data that things start to look good for OCZ.

By PC Gamer on 86

A particularly impressive new OCZ drive, especially when you dive into the real-world...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

There was once a time when OCZ was synonymous with SSDs. The company sold much of the enthusiast community its first solid-state devices in products like the Vertex and Agility. But then the plankton bloomed, and now industry whales like Samsung, Micron,...

By Hardware Canucks on -

OCZ has been though its fair share of trials and tribulations lately but the Vector series has proven to be a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak outlook. The original Vector wowed us with its consistent performance, excellent staying power and a...

By TweakTown on 93

Let's tackle the elephant in the room or at least attempt to. The topic of OCZ's long term, err... are they still going to be around six months from now or not. That's what we need to think about. No company has done more for the consumer SSD market...

By The Guru of 3D on 95

The reality remains though that it is positioning itself in a very saturated segment of the market (enthusiast grade SSDs), and that is the not making the choice any less difficult. But with endurance and lifespan increased by 5 times ... and the warranty the choice shouldn't be that hard. We can HIGHLY recommend the OCZ Vector 150 as it is going to be a successful, reliable, long-lasting and very fast SSD series.

By AnandTech on -

The Barefoot 3 is a platform with lots of potential and it shows that OCZ's Indilinx and PLX acquisitions have provided the company with the knowledge they need to stay competitive in the SSD space.

By KitGuru on 90

IOPS performance is exceptionally good, landing in the top 5% of drives we have tested in the last year. This means the drive is an ideal partner for database driven situations in a workstation or server environment.

By Hardware.Info on 95

Normal consumer applications will rarely keep an SSD busy and uninterrupted for so long that it can reach steady state performance, so you're much better off with something like the Samsung 840 Pro. It's as fast or even faster, and is much more affordable.