OCZ Introduces New Vector 150 High-End SSD for Enthusiast and Workstation PCs

OCZ Boosts Performance and Endurance with Vector 150 Solid-State Drives

by Anton Shilov
11/07/2013 | 11:00 PM

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.