OCZ is one of those manufacturers who chose to adopt the SSD industry at early stage, and they acquired a great reputation for the quality products they produce that have always been at the forefront of technology, and as far as SSD is concerned, OCZ does have a reputation for producing wicked-fast SSDs. OCZ continues its trend to build on past acquisitions of innovative controller technology, system-on-chip talent, and storage IP portfolios with the new Vector 150 SSD series launch, designed specifically for the enthusiast. OCZ is updating their Vector series SSD with the all new Vector 150. It’s based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, uses 19 nanometer and connected to a SATA 6 Gbps interface. It replaces the OCZ Vector, which used the same controller but Micron flash chips. It’s worth mentioning that the purpose of the Vector 150 is not to be extremely fast only, but also extremely reliable. According to the testimonials of IT professionals based on their benchmark metrics, it seems OCZ Vector 150 could successfully achieve a lot of this goal to be regarded as one of the most reliable solid state drives available right now.
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5″ form factor. It is made of metal, which improves its durability. Its height is only 7 mm, which makes it compatible with Intel’s Ultrabook specification. This form factor will soon be the norm as ultraportable computing demands smaller storage components.
Like most recent SSDs, the OCZ Vector 150 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. The interface is compatible with all older SATA standard, but will in such a case work at reduced performance.
From an endurance perspective, the drive supports an impressive 91TB of writes over the five-year window, 2.5X more than the previous Vector SSD. The new drive also supports AES-256 encryption, where the original Vector did not, and it’s a feature that many enterprise and even consumer users are starting to look for as a standard feature.
Inside The Box
Inside the box there is, included with the drive, a 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter plate along with the usual warranty booklet and the obligatory sticker professing one’s love for OCZ SSDs. There’s also a license key provided for the 2013 Acronis cloning software – a tool we like and highly recommend. The Vector 150 carries a five-year warranty (certificate included), which matches other high-end SSDs.
Once you get this drive, don’t forget to download the its corresponding toolbox. For Windows Users [Bootable] – For Mac Users [Bootable]. There is also an executable toolbox file for Windows users only [Download Here]