After launching the Vector SSD series in November, OCZ is luring customers with free copies of Far Cry 3.
SSD maker OCZ Technology is currently running a promotion which provides a free copy of Far Cry 3 to new and existing owners of the 256 GB and/or 512 GB Vector SSDs.
According to OCZ, this Far Cry 3 offer is available in North America, South America, EMEA and Asia regions (excluding Africa and China) for a limited time only. Customers who purchase up to two Vector SSDs will receive up to two codes for the PC version of Far Cry 3. These codes will expire on July 14, 2013, the company said.
OCZ launched its Vector series of SSDs back in November 2012. They feature the company’s next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller which was developed completely in-house, granting the company full design control over the Vector SSD Series roadmap. Thus the SSDs consistently deliver superior sustained performance over time regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats, the company said.
"The development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller architecture is a crowning achievement in our company’s history, being our first controller silicon and firmware completely designed in-house from start to finish using all of the OCZ technology development teams,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. “These are the first SSD products delivered under the new OCZ and leverages cutting-edge controller technology to deliver a groundbreaking level of sustained performance and reliability for customers seeking a superior SSD for their high performance computing applications."
The Vector series is actually offered in three flavors (although the giveaway focuses on the larger capacities): 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. Sequential read speeds are up to 550 MB/s across all three models, but sequential write speeds range from up to 400 MB/s to up to 530 MB/s, depending on the capacity. 4K random reads are from 90,000 IOPS to 100,000 IOPS and 4K random writes are 95,000 IOPS across the board.
"The Vector’s ultra-slim, 7-mm sleek alloy housing supports a wide spectrum of computers including the latest thin form factor notebooks, and each Vector SSD is also bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software to enable quick and easy data transfer from legacy hard disk drive (HDD) storage to high performance Vector SSD storage," the company said last year.
To get your free copy of Far Cry 3, you'll need to head here and provide the SSD's serial number and Acronis key(s). OCZ also requires that customers provide info about where the SSD was purchased. Newegg is among a handful that's currently selling the Vector series, costing $569.99 for the 512 GB model and $248.99 for the 256 GB model (Newegg prices).