1. Features, specs
We have in our labs OCZ' s latest SATA solid state drive, the Vector 256GB SSD. The Vector SSD Series is featuring the company’s next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and promises to provide exceptional input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance over time regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats.
The Vector SSD Series is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, and delivers read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s, random read performance of up to 100,000 IOPS.
It's slim, 7mm housing supports a wide spectrum of computers including the latest thin form factor notebooks, and each Vector SSD is also bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software.
The Barefoot 3 controller also includes a suite of flash management tools that can analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear or process geometries get smaller. According to OCZ, this means that the Barefoot 3 controller overcomes the shortcomings associated with MLC NAND flash memory and is specified to deliver 20GB host writes per day for 5 years.
|Random 4k Read IOPS2||90,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS|
|Random 4k Write IOPS2||95,000 IOPS||95,000 IOPS||95,000 IOPS|
|1. Maximum sequential speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using Crystal Disk Mark, 1000MB test file size, QD32
|Usable Capacities (IDEMA)||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|NAND Components||25nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)|
|NAND Controller||Indilinx Barefoot 3|
|Interface||SATA 3 6Gb/s|
|Form Factor||2.5 Inch, Ultra-slim 7mm|
|Dimension (L x W x H)||99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm|
|RELIABILITY / PROTECTION|
|MTBF||1.3 million hours|
|Data Path Protection||BCH ECC corrects up to 28 random bits/1KB|
|Data Encryption||256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features|
|Product Health Monitoring||Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) support|
|Power Consumption||Idle: 0.9W, Active: 2.25W|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 55°C|
|Storage Temperature||-45°C ~ 85°C|
|Certifications||RoHS, CE, FCC|
|Serial ATA (SATA)||Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)|
|Operating System||Windows / Mac OS X / Linux|
|Performance Optimization||TRIM, Idle Time Garbage Collection|
|Endurance||Rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 5 years under typical client workloads|
|Service & Support||5-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates|
|Included Accessories||Acronis True Image HD cloning software registration key (current version compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7.) and a 3.5" desktop adapter|