OCZ Vector 150 SSD
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.
Sleek, solid, and efficient build.
Drive endurance is rated at a 150% improvement.
IOPS performance is strong.
Includes a desktop adapter bracket as well as hard-drive-cloning software.
Now supports hardware encryption.
Trailed the Samsung 840 in most tests.
Will be priced at the higher end of the scale.
Doesn't outdo its predecessor in most categories, including capacities, pricing, and performance.
Nothing new compared with other SSDs.
Could perform better in smaller random transfer workloads.
By TechSpot on November 07, 2013
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.85
By Vortez on March 02, 2014
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 February 27, 2014
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...-
By NotebookCheck on February 21, 2014
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 February 12, 2014
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 February 03, 2014
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 January 09, 2014
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...-
By Bit-tech.net on January 08, 2014
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...78
By Computer Shopper on January 03, 2014
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....60
By Legion Hardware on November 27, 2013
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...-