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OCZ Technology Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance solid-state drives, on Thursday introduced its latest Vector 150 SSD that relies on new NAND flash memory as well as proprietary controller. The new drives promise to provide better sustained performance as well as enhanced endurance compared to previous-generation Vector solid-state drives.

OCZ Vector 150 SSDs are based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory with toggle interface made using 19nm process technology as well as proven OCZ’s own Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. The new drives support read bandwidth of up to 550MB/s, write bandwidth of up to 530MB/s, 4K random read speed of up to 100 000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), 4K random write speed up to 95 000 IOPS and sustained 4K random write performance of 26 000 IOPS. OCZ Vector 150 are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB capacities and feature Serial ATA-6Gb/s interface. The novelties come in 2.5”/7mm form-factor.

Engineered to provide superior endurance, Vector 150 SSDs are rated to deliver 50GB of host writes per day for a 5-year warranty term, promoting peace of mind that this series will outpace even the most demanding client computing environments over an extended lifetime. OCZ’s powerful Barefoot 3 controller features an advanced suite of flash management tools that can analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear and is designed to overcome limitations associated with MLC NAND flash memory and heighten data integrity over the long term.

“Our Barefoot 3 architecture continues to leverage leading-edge controller technologies to deliver our highest performing SSDs to date enabling computing users with faster file transfers and boot-ups, as well as a quicker, more responsive overall storage experience. With workstation class endurance, advanced data integrity and supported by a 5-year warranty, Vector 150 users can feel confident that their SSD will deliver ultimate performance even in the most demanding client computing environments,” said Ralph Schmitt, chief executive officer of OCZ Technology.

Tags: OCZ, Indilinx, Barefoot, NAND, Flash, 19nm, SSD

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Interesting. The metric used to be x number of full-drive writes per day. Unless it's a typo, 50 GB of writes per day doesn't seem like the drives were "engineered to provide superior endurance" to me....
0 1 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/08/13 02:54:17 PM]
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The previous Vector models were rated at 20GB per day, so these have much higher endurance. Vector SSDs use standard MLC flash, they are not server drives, and under most conditions will not see anything even close to that .
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Well done OCZ. Under extreme business pressure (it will get delisted from the Nasdaq unless it does a reverse share spilt within the next 25 days). I always supported OCZ because it punched above its weight. Unfortunately, this could be the last SSD we could see from them before they go bankrupt. I'm going to update my Vertex 3 drives to these. I would say these drives are employing Toshiba Toggle NAND, which is excellent quality. OCZ SSD's supposedly have reliability problems. Not true in my experience. Also consider that Samsung was recently heavily fined for spreading FUD about competitors' products in forums.
1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/09/13 07:37:05 AM]
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I hope that Toshiba buys them up before they go bankrupt. Would be a shame if the Barefoot 3 controller disappears. IMO the best controller for consumer SSD's.
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