OCZVTR1-25SAT3-256G
$240
OCZVTR150-25SAT3-240G
$246
 $240 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash Memory: IMFT Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

 $246 

Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (1st gen) MLC NAND. Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,197 user samples
1,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 106GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 964
1,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 177GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 63% 119GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
92.3 % +2% 90.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
480 MB/s 480 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
446 MB/s 450 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
21.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.7 MB/s +2% 83.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
436 MB/s 449 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
27.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
375 MB/s 380 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s +0% 521 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
503 MB/s +0% 502 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
27 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s 131 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
506 MB/s 509 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+5%
39.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
474 MB/s 477 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 9,675,494 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
46.8 % Slightly better value.
+9%
42.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 61 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$240 +2% $246
Age
Newest
71 Months 60 Months More recent.
+15%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s +4% 365 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s 354 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,236 Pts +2% 1,214 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
291 MB/s 310 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
235 MB/s +5% 224 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s +1% 236 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s +5% 100 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third party memory (Intel Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC) so unlike the Samsung 840 Pro the Vector is not built 100% in house. There have been several SSDs released recently, each slightly besting the other in some small corner of benchmark space. First the Corsiar Neutron GTX, then the Samsung 840 Pro and now the Vector which currently holds the crown for sequential write and 4K write. In terms of overall performance the Vector achieved a real world speed of 578.8 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 1243 both are spectacular results that firmly place the vector amongst the top two or three performance SSD's currently available. In terms of raw performance the only alternative is the Samsung 840 Pro[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but verified (at least partly) by figures on OCZ's own website: 100K 4K read IOPS for the Vector vs 90K 4K read IOPS for the 150. The newer 150 comes with a 5 year warranty which covers 50GB/day vs. the original Vectors 20GB/day but even this should be taken with a pinch of salt considering that the OCZ stock price is currently trading at around seven cents per share, an all time low. Despite the fact that new Vector 150 performs worse than its predecessor it's still a very competent performer and if prices drop, it has the potential to become a decent value proposition. In the meantime however there are far better deals available elsewhere.  [Dec '13 SSDrivePro]

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