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OCZ Vector PCIe Pictured Up Close, Tested

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A PCI-Express variant of OCZ's Vector SSD is exhibited at CES. Pictures reveal it to be a compound SSD, that uses two subunits of the Vector 256 GB, striped into RAID 0, and connected to a SATA 6 Gb/s RAID controller that talks to the rest of the system over PCI-Express 2.0 x4. Each of the two Vector SSD subunits on Vector PCIe features an OCZ-Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, sixteen 25 nm Intel-made MLC NAND flash chips, and 512 MB of DDR3 DRAM cache.

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drool
 
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4K read is quite low... :/
 
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Yeah.... My two el cheapo kingston 3Ks are better than this.
 
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I'd rather raid some new crucial M500s 960 gbs. More performance, more storage, less money, no wasted pci-e slot. I don't why OCZ keeps wasting their time on these fail products.
 
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i love it!
 
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What we really need is a PCI-E 3.0 x16 Solid state hard drive. Something that can use the full bandwidth of 3.0!
 
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Nice, and a good size too. Before getting a 128GB M4, I had two 250GB mech drives in RAID-0 for OS/apps (~400GB of 500GB used). Love the M4's speed, but miss having more room.
 
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Same question. Can you boot Windows from it? Also does it have TRIM support?
 
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It's a raid on a stick card, so it should be bootable like it's predecessors.
Yeah, but predecessor have A LOT of problems. They didn't boot on all mobos, or give bsod after installing Windows, and so on...
 

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Yeah, but predecessor have A LOT of problems. They didn't boot on all mobos, or give bsod after installing Windows, and so on...
well that was on there 2.5 SSD's too lol.