OCZ Technology is back with its new Vector series solid state drive, the first product line powered by the company’s own Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. The new Vector SSD comes in a super slim 7mm form factor that fits even the slim Ultrabook computers, and gets a sleek alloy housing. It uses SATA III interface and is equipped with OCZ’s in-house powerful controller and optimized firmware to deliver enhanced performance and reliability.
The new Barefoot 3 architecture is in fact OCZ Technology’s first controller silicon and firmware designed completely in-house from start for finish. It is said that the new controller is equipped with an advanced suite of flash management tools to improve endurance of NAND flash memory and overcome the shortcomings associated with MLC NAND flash, delivering 20GB host writes per day for 5 years.
The 7mm, 2.5-inch Vector series is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. It offers up to 550MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds and random read/write performances of up to 100,000/95,000 IOPS. It includes support for TRIM command and ideal time Garbage Collection. A 3.5-inch adapter bracket is included for using the Vector SSD on desktop computers, while the Acronis True Image cloning software allows users to transfer data from old drive easily and quickly.
OCZ’s Vector is priced at $159.99 for 128GB, $289.99 for 256GB and $569.99 for 512GB. They are available now from Amazon.com.