|Hard Drive||128 GB|
OCZ Technology 128GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 7 mm Height 2.5-Inch SSD with 95K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty- VTR1-25SAT3-128G
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- Form Factor: 2.5-inch; 7mm height
- Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and an Acronis® True Image™ cloning software registration key (Windows compatible) to easily transfer data from your old hard drive
- Sequential Read: 550 MB/s; Sequential Write: 400 MB/s
- 4k Random Write: 90K IOPS; 4k Random Read: 95K IOPS
- Warranty: 5-years Limited
- Dimensions: 99.7 (L) x 69.75 (W) x 7mm (H)
- Operating System Compatibility: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
- Country of Origin: Taiwan
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The industry’s best SSDs just got better.Meet the storage expectations you didn’t know you had. Engineered by longtime SSD experts, the OCZ Vector Series delivers a new level of untouchable performance, endurance, and reliability designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.There is a faster, more responsive computing experience inside this box.Imagine faster file transfers, quicker boot ups, and a computer that responds the way it was designed to (minus the hard drive) and you’ve got yourself a Vector SSD. It’s a 2.5-inch solid state powerhouse. If you want lasting reliability, durability, and stealth operation, here it is.With groundbreaking SSD quality and technology in every drive, the Vector Series is built to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to no other storage solution.
From the Manufacturer
Delivering exceptional I/O performance plus enhanced reliability and endurance, groundbreaking Vector Series SSD from OCZ is designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.
With OCZ's next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, the Vector SSD consistently delivers superior sustained performance over time regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats. As a result, the groundbreaking Vector provides faster file transfers and boot-ups, and a quicker, more responsive storage experience.
This 2.5-inch SSD (model VTR1-25SAT3-128G) has a 128 GB capacity, which offers a sequential read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, sequential write bandwidth of up to 400 MB/s, random read performance of up to 90,000 IOPS, and random write performance of up to 95,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second).
Vector delivers the industry's fastest performance. 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.
- Advanced suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term for maximum endurance.
- Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data, ZIP files, and software.
- Cutting-edge controller technology delivers maximum performance and unmatched endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity, rated for 20 GB/day of host writes for 5 years (typical client workloads).
- Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks.
- Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and an Acronis True Image cloning software registration key (Windows compatible) to easily transfer data from your old hard drive.
Which OCZ Vector SSD is Right for You?
|Capacity||128 GB||256 GB||512 GB|
|Sequential Reads||550 MB/s||550 MB/s||550 MB/s|
|Sequential Writes||400 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s|
|Random 4k Read||95,000 IOPS||95,000 IOPS||95,000 IOPS|
|Random 4k Write||90,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS|
|NAND Components||25nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash|
|Interface||SATA III / 6 Gbps|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch; 7mm height|
|NAND Controller||Indilinx Barefoot 3|
|DRAM Cache||Up to 1 GB|
|Dimensions||99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm|
|Power Consumption||Idle -- 0.9W; Active -- 2.25 watts|
|Performance Optimizations||TRIM, Idle Time Garbage Collection|
|Data Path Protection||BCH ECC corrects up to 28 random bits/1KB|
|Product Health Monitoring||Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support|
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)||1.3 million hours|
|OS Compatibility||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X|
The SSD Advantage
Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.
SSDs have 100x greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives.
Because many HDDs are needed to achieve the same performance, SSDs offer greater cost effectiveness for IOPS per dollar.
The non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards are shock resistant up to 1500g, unlike HDDs with various moving parts.
SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard drives, delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment.
With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment.
Top Customer Reviews
From time to time, i had issues, and dealing with OCZ was a pleasure - fill out a form, get an RMA, send it in, and get a replacement. I accepted that in those days, SSDs were far less reliable that hard drives, but the performance bump was undeniable.
Then, SATA2 was replaced with SATA3, and after a computer upgrade, it was time to buy all new SSDs, because SATA3 enabled another huge bump in performance. I bought Agility 3s (but avoided Agiligy 4s for known performance problems)
Then came the Vector. Again, one of the fastest SSD out there. OCZ always had the best controller chips (I think they ended up purchasing Indilinx) and they led the pack. By this time OCZ had become a very different company - its CEO had moved in, and OCZ reinvented itself as a storage company, with the Enterprise market in their sights.
For me, the Vector has been a disaster. Within the first few months, I started to get bad sectors. When it came time to RMA it, i found that OCZ will no longer do advance replacement (you give credit card, and they ship out the replacement in advance, so you have no down-time waiting for the replacement) - so I waited. The new Vector came, and all was good again.
Until it wasn't. I started to get corrupted o/s files appearing every 2 days, and fixed by chkdsk. Sometimes, o/s patches would fail to install, other times, i get the blue screen of death, and one program failed to start because its settings files had become corrupted. A corrupted folder had been marked as 'read-only'. This was fixed, again, by running chkdsk, which found hundreds of corrupted files, again. Eventually a critical o/s file becomes corrupted, and the o/s becomes crippled.
So i contacted OCZ, and a very helpful tech corresponded with me via email, and gave some helpful suggestions. First, upgrade to the newer firmware v3.0. I did that. Then run ATTO disk bechmark for 2 hours. If the disk is bad, ATTO will find it. After about 2 weeks o careful troubleshooting, i determined the disk was bad... again. So i requested yet another RMA.
I still have 4 years left of my 5-year warranty -- hopefully i won't have to replace it another 8 times before i toss it in the trash...
Overall I can say that the Vector is not working for me. I had some bad luck with it. More importantly, i can also say that OCZ is not the same enthusiast-friendly company that it once was, and it appears that their quality standards have slipped. I shouldn't have to spend hours of my own time, and weekends, meticulously troubleshooting issues with their faulty products, only to be denied advance RMA, and have to wait another week or two for a replacement to arrive. THANKS A LOT - for nothing!
I couldn't bring myself to give this product one star. It's awesome! It's fast, huge, and inexpensive at the time I bought it. It has a 5 year warranty, and you will be looked after - eventually. The sad truth is that i won't be buying OCZ again. Good luck with the "enterprise thing" guys - you deserve success for you hard work. You're just not right for me any more.
Oh, and you suck.
Three years later, after NO use, I thought I'd see if I could use it as a cache for a new system. Nope. The new ASUS mb could not see it. Huh. So I tried it in the system I'd originally bought it for. Nope. Can't be seen. It's not even just lost data, which I've fortunately transferred to a newer SSD, it's completely and utterly DEAD. The system BIOS can't even see this garbage, yet it was working okay last time I used it. It just died in storage apparently. I can see it losing the data, maybe, but it's brains? No way should the brains of the thing be THAT volatile, that it can't even tell two systems what it is.
If you look around the web, you'll see a high failure rate for this crap and it's probably one of the reasons OCZ went bankrupt and no longer exists. However Toshiba did buy some of their assets and may still honor the 5 year warranty this piece of garbage came with. Probably with a lot of restrictions though. Do not trust any data to this SSD of Doom.
They haven't been made for a while so I doubt you'll find any new. Definitely stay away from any used ones!
I just had a lot of fun, pulling out the circuit board, wrapping it in layers of plastic to contain fragments and smashing every single blasted chip on it with a hammer. Good riddance. It's just not worth the trouble to go through the hassles of a proving a purchase date, and do warranty replacement, especially if it means I have to pay for return shipping. And what would the replacement be? I'd rather chose something with known reliability myself.
Without looking at it I am being told it was user abuse...HUH? They won't issue an RMA. I realized the data corruption was
likely do to a manufacturing defect in the Sata connector...it fits snugly but doesn't clip. The fact they won't issue an RMA is appalling, Just look at it to make a determination. Shame on them.