OCZ is one of the earliest adopters of SSD technology, and their products have always been at the forefront of technology. After all the financial irregularities we've seen in 2012, combined with their falling stock price, it's great to see OCZ alive and kicking, and working on new products. Their latest OCZ Vector 150 is based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller: It is, given Indilinx was acquired by OCZ in 2011, the first OCZ controller with 100% in-house technology.
The OCZ Vector 150 uses 19 nanometer NAND flash with the Barefoot 3 connected to a SATA 6 Gbps interface. It replaces the OCZ Vector, which used the same controller but Micron flash chips.
OCZ offers the Vector 150 in capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB, which means that, unlike the Vector, the Vector 150 uses overprovisioning, which will help with steady state performance that was already quite good on the original Vector.
|Specifications: OCZ Vector 150 240 GB|
|Model:||Vector 150 VTR150-25SAT3-240G|
|Controller:||Indilinx IDX500M10-B0 Barefoot 3 M10|
|Flash Type:||Toshiba 19 nm, MLC|
|Form Factor||SATA 2.5"|
|Thickness:||7 mm (Ultrabook compatible)|
|Capacity||240 GB (223.6 GB usable)|
16 GB overprovisioning
|Interface:||SATA 6 Gbps|