OCZ Taps 19nm NAND Flash Memory Process for Vector 150 SSD Series

Paul Lilly

OCZ's fastest solid state drives to date

You may recall that several years back, OCZ gave up its DRAM memory business so that it could focus more of its attention on solid state drives (SSDs). Since then, OCZ has launched several different models, though no other SATA III SSD line in the company's portfolio is rated as fast as its newly announced Vector 150 Series. The latest 19nm NAND flash process geometry and an in-house controller design are what power these new drives.

The Vector 150 Series is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with ultra-slim 7mm alloy housing. All three feature OCZ's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller and offer up to 550MB/s read bandwidth and up to 530MB/s write bandwidth, along with 4K random reads of up to 100,000 IOPS, 4K random writes of up to 95,000 IOPS, and sustained 4K random write performance of up to 26,000 IOPS.

"Our Barefoot 3 architecture continues to leverage leading-edge controller technologies to deliver our highest performing SSDs to date enabling computing users with faster file transfers and boot-ups, as well as a quicker, more responsive overall storage experience," said Ralph Schmitt , CEO for OCZ Technology. "With workstation class endurance, advanced data integrity and supported by a 5-year warranty, Vector 150 users can feel confident that their SSD will deliver ultimate performance even in the most demanding client computing environments."

The drives come with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software. Unfortunately, OCZ didn't reveal pricing or when these SSDs will be available.

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