OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark & Anvil IOPS

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 – Intel Z77 Platform

CrystalDiskMark CrystalDiskMark Grid

Install Results: Excellent scores on this benchmark with some of the most consistent high marks we’ve seen since we tested the Samsung 840 EVO drive.

Anvil Storage Utilities 1.050 RC6- Intel Z77 Platform

Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized. Since some of the tests more or less duplicate what we get from other benchmarks we use already, we decided to use the IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) testing on 4kb file sizes at a queue depth of 32. IOPS performance is something SSD makers tout quite a bit but we generally don’t do a lot of IOPS testing because frankly a lot of users can’t relate to IOPS metrics as well and it tends to be more meaningful to the enterprise/server crowd. Still, it is another performance indicator with relevance and while some drives post good MB/s numbers, their IOPS scores aren’t always commensurate which this test will prove out.

IOPS Reads IOPS Writes

Install Results: Strong and consistent IOPS performance with little disparity between reads and writes.

IOPS Chart

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  • SBrowning

    Sad situation, 5 year warranty but we don’t know where OCZ will be in 5 months.

    • David Calloway

      Oh, they’ll still be around. I don’t approve of some of their business practices along with a lack of transparency. I jumped ship to Intel a few years back after the little stunt they pulled with their Vertex II SSD’s

      • David Calloway

        WOW! I stand corrected……. OCZ is toast.

        • WhizKid

          OCZ was not toast after all and has some solid backing now.

          On January 21, 2014 the assets of OCZ Technology Group became a new
          independently-operated subsidiary of the Toshiba Corporation named OCZ Storage
          Solutions.

          BTW: These drives are currently on sale at great prices!