OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review – Rattling The 120GB Competition

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Analyzing the data briefly, the OCZ Vector 150 yields some amazing results. There are a few errors here and there as our system did not play too well with the write speeds of the Vector 150, but in general the performance is top notch for a 120GB SSD, but keep in mind that it is also the lowest offering of the three. The 240GB and 480GB versions will be even more astounding, and probably your best bet in terms of price and performance.

120GB OCZ Vector 150

The 120GB holds its own, and at peak numbers that you can check on OCZ’s page, it gets close to numbers presented by SanDisk’s Extreme II 240GB – one of the best SSDs out right now – with the 240GB Vertex 150 especially closing the gap. Still, sustained 4k speeds and read/write speeds of 515MBps/415MBps are nothing to scoff at and certainly help cement the 120GB Vector 150 as one of the best SSDs in that price range.

When it comes to solid-state drives, OCZ needs no introduction. The manufacturer has been around long before SSDs first entered the consumer market, and helped push them towards the performance and affordability standards of today. Out of the original bunch of companies, OCZ is one of the very few remaining that still holds a sizeable share in the SSD market. One of the main reasons for that is affordability. As a person who has owned every single Vertex series SSD, not one has failed yet. From the original Vertex to the Vertex 4, all of them are still running in…

Review Overview

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As expected with the Barefoot 3 controller, the OCZ Vector 150 has great performance, however, we found power consumption ratings a bit under the weather.

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