This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: The OCZ Vector 150 is just another good SSD
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: The OCZ Vector 150 is just another good SSD

3:18 /

Since OCZ's latest Vector 150 solid-state drive has nothing new worth talking about, CNET editor Dong Ngo poured out his charm instead. And it worked!

Hi, guys. Dong Ngo is here, and this is the all new Vector 150 Solid State Drive from OCZ. Now, it's all new, but I have nothing to talk about. And that's not because I've been talking about so many SSD and ran out of thing to talk about. That's part of it. The main reason is because just last year, I review this Vector Drive, one of the faster drive of its time. And the new drive is just exactly the same. As you can see, they share the same design, the same thickness, and the same SATA 3, 6 gigabit per second standard. Now, in other word, this new drive here can work in any place where a regular hard drive-- like this one of the same standard-- is being used, and would make things a lot faster. And it also come with this desktop bracket here, and in that's cool to attach the drive to it. And now, it can also fit easily in a desktop computer. So, in other words, you can use this new drive here to replace any SATA hard drive you are using at home, and things would be a lot faster. But that's not new because that's true for most SSDs. Now, on the inside, the new Vector 150 here has a few thing different from its older brother. First, it actually use new flash memory-- 19 millimeter, as opposed to the 25 millimeter used in the Vector. It also support hardware encryption, which is very good for business. But that's not new because many others SSD also support hardware encryption. Now, in my testing, unfortunately, the Vector 150 is not the same as the Vector. It is faster in some test, but slower in the other. But you know, it's still a very fast Solid State Drive. You can expect those sustained speed of 240 megabyte per second when it does both writing and reading at the same time. Now, that is very fast. But then again, that's not new because I've seen other drive offering equally fast performance. So, how about pricing? Maybe there's something new there. Well, no. The drive here is available in three capacity 120 gig, 240 gig, and 480 gig that cost $130, $240, and $500, respectively, or about a little bit more than a dollar per gigabyte. In fact, kinda expensive compared with other drives. Now, it does come included with Acronis 2013, one of the best [unk] and cloning software on the market for Windows-- of which the [unk] key I cannot show you because it's not for everyone. So, maybe the whole package is not that bad deal. And there's one more thing. This cute little I "heart" my SSD sticker right here. But guess what? I don't really love my SSD. I like them as friend. Now, for more, I have to say not so much more on this drive, check out my full review at CNET.com. If you've been wondering why I've been able to talk about nothing for the last few minutes and make things so interesting, well, that's because I'm Dong Ngo. And this is the Vector 150 Solid State Drive from OCZ.

New releases

5-inch Moto G fits your budget...
1:54 September 16, 2014
This budget Android 4.4 smartphone delivers on comfort, features, and price.
Play video
LG 55EC9300 OLED TV: the best picture...
2:58 September 16, 2014
With its bright whites and perfect black levels, the LG 55EC9300 lives up to the promise of OLED with the...
Play video
Canon SX60 HS packs all the zoom...
1:28 September 15, 2014
Want to get up close and personal? The SX60 has 65x optical zoom and one of the widest lenses on a camera...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 051: Microsoft buys...
21:19 September 15, 2014
On today's show, Rich and Ashley discuss a jetpack that helps you run a 4-minute mile, a tiny radio the size...
Play video
On the road: 2015 Chrysler 200...
8:02 September 15, 2014
When the Chrysler 200 first came along, it was a warmed over Sebring and results were tepid. But the new 2015...
Play video
Top 5: Things we value most in...
2:52 September 15, 2014
With so many choices and features in the center head unit, what do we really value? Brian Cooley tells you...
Play video
Check out library books on any...
2:15 September 15, 2014
Many libraries now support e-books. Find out how to check out library books and get them sent directly to...
Play video
Car Tech 101: How to get TV in...
3:15 September 15, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you about emerging technologies that could make watching TV in your car a reality.
Play video