OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

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Real World Copy & Boot Tests

File Copy Times Via Teracopy 2.27:

One of the most common operations performed on a PC is moving/copying files. Using a free application called Teracopy, we copied large numbers of two file types from one folder to another on the same drive. Teracopy allows us to objectively measure the time of transfer and using the same drive prevents other devices from tainting the outcome. The operation requires the drive to perform both sustained read and writes simultaneously. The first set of files is a 5GB collection of JPG’s of variable size and compression levels with a few movie (.MOV) files thrown in for good measure since most cameras now take video as well as stills. The second is a collection of MP3 files of various sizes which totals 5GB collectively. These file types were chosen due to their wide use and mixture of file sizes and compression levels.

JPG Copy

Install Results: The file copy times for the Vector 150 are very similar to that of the original Vector drive and right at the top of the comparison chart.

Filecopy Chart

Windows Boot Times Via BootRacer:

Windows start up/shutdown time is always something people are interested in and we haven’t done it in a while because there was little variation with the majority of the SSDs. We recently began using an application called BootRacer to objectively measure the startup times of the drives. All of the instances of Windows were identical and freshly installed with only the video driver installed.

Windows Boot

Install Results: Boot times aren’t all that diverse, separated by mere seconds but it’s a good yardstick to make sure that all is well with the drive.

Boot 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

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