CNET First Look
The OCZ Vector 150 is just another good SSDSince 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.