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256 GB OCZ Vector Solid State Drive

Today, we will be looking at the OCZ Vector 256 GB solid state drive, which boasts the following key features :

  • Rated for 100,000 random read and 95,000 random write IOPS to deliver ultimate responsiveness and a better overall computing and workstation experience than any other storage solution.

  • Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.

  • Get consistently faster sustained speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced, long-lasting performance like no other drive out there.

  • Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to none.

  • 5 years warranty

Let's find out how well this drive performs!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Review

Comprehensive Review

Model

• VTR1-25SAT3-256G

Form Factor

• Ultra-slim 2.5"

Formatted Capacity

• 256,058,060,800 bytes

SSD Controller

• Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC)

NAND Flash Model

• IMFT M2502128TO48SX22

NAND Flash Type

• 25 nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND

NAND Interface

• ONFI / Toggle
• 8 NAND channels

SDRAM Cache

• 512 MB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (Micron 2DM77-D9PFJ)

Interface

• SATA 3.0 (6 Gbits/s)

Supported SATA Data Transfer Mode

• 6.0 Gbits/s
• 3.0 Gbits/s

Other Features

• SATA Hotplug Capability
• NCQ Support
• TRIM Support
• 256-bit AES Encryption (disabled)

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• Read : 550 MB/s maximum (SATA 6 Gb/s)
• Write : 530 MB/s maximum (SATA 6 Gb/s)

Input And Output Per Second

• Random 4K Reads : 100,000 IOPS maximum
• Random 4K Writes : 95,000 IOPS maximum

Average Latency

• NA

Power On To Ready

• NA

Power Consumption

• 2.25 W (Read/Write)
• 0.90 W (Idle)

Maximum Case Temperature

• 0 °C to 55 °C (Operating)
• -45 °C to 85 °C (Non-Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 1500 G @ 0.5 msec (Operating & Non-Operating)

Maximum Vibration

• NA

Drive Acoustics

• 0 dBA

Maximum Height

• 7 mm
• 0.276 inches

Maximum Width

• 69.75 mm
• 2.75 inches

Maximum Length

• 99.7 mm
• 3.925 inches

Weight

• 115 g

MTBF

• 1,300,000 hours

Error Correction

• BCH ECC corrects up to 28 random bits per KB

Endurance

• Read : Unlimited
• Write : At least 20 GB per day of host writes for 5 years (36.5 TB spread over 5 years)

Warranty

• 5 Years Limited Warranty

 

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