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Enter to Win a OCZ Vector 150 480GB SSD

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

Looking for a worthy upgrade to your rig, or just for even more solid state storage? Read on to find out how you could win a OCZ Vector 150 480GB SSD.

Last Chance!

We're giving away the highest-capacity model of the OCZ Vector 150 SSD. At 480GB, it'll be plenty to use as your OS partition. Using 19 nm MLC flash and the Barefoot 3 M00 controller, this SATA 3 drive can push over 530 MB/s write and read speeds.

1. Maximum sequential speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using Crystal Disk Mark, 1000MB test file size, QD32
PERFORMANCE480GB
Sequential Read Speed1550MB/s
Sequential Write Speed1530MB/s
Random Read Speed
(4K, QD32)2
100,000 IOPS
Random Write Speed
(4K, QD32)2
95,000 IOPS
Steady State Random Write
(4K QD32)2
26,000 IOPS


Eligibility: U.S. resident (excluding Rhode Island) 18 years or older as of the entry dates stated below.

A. There will be one Sweepstakes, which will run from January 31, 2014 9:00 AM PST to February 14, 2014 9:00 PM PST.

B. Entrants must register for the Sweepstakes using the official online Sweepstakes registration form.

C. One (1) prize will be awarded to one (1) winner.

D. The winners will be chosen based on a random drawing.

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    RavingPriest , January 31, 2014 10:39 AM
    Neither this nor the Sweepstakes actually mentions when in February the contest will end, they just say, "February, 2014 9:00 PM PST"
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    slamattoms , January 31, 2014 11:01 AM
    Can I get rid of my 20 GB HD now?
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    Stimpack , January 31, 2014 11:32 AM
    Quote:
    Neither this nor the Sweepstakes actually mentions when in February the contest will end, they just say, "February, 2014 9:00 PM PST"
    It says February 14th in the registration form.
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    Dax corrin , January 31, 2014 11:57 AM
    I want, registered, glad I live where I can enter for my snowball's chance in hell to win. But, it's a FREE snowball's chance...
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    Christopher Shaffer , January 31, 2014 12:53 PM
    This is a refurbished drive, right? I mean, all OCZ drives eventually end up as refurbished, anyway.
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    Thomzey , January 31, 2014 1:02 PM
    it would be nice if for once toms did a worldwide contest :( 
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    Neiromaru , January 31, 2014 4:53 PM
    As much as I like free stuff, I really wish Tom's would stop supporting these blatant attempts to gather people's personal information.
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    CaedenV , January 31, 2014 5:53 PM
    Heres hoping for a win!Could replace my 2 240GB drives with this one... then put my old 240GB drives in my netbook and wife's PC... then my wife's old 120GB could be used to cache my NAD HDDs or something... life would be beautiful!
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    gondor , February 1, 2014 12:35 AM
    OCZ ? Thanks, but no thanks.
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    The_bestest , February 1, 2014 8:39 AM
    While the form states the Feb 14th date, the 'Official Rules' do not specify a date other that February, 2014. Therefore, a case could potentially be made that the contest is not over on the 14th, and the name drawn is not valid
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    dalethepcman , February 3, 2014 2:34 PM
    requires facebook.. :(  sorry not singing up for that spyware again
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    spdragoo , February 12, 2014 9:00 AM
    Doesn't require Facebook or Twitter...but they dangle the offer of additional entries if you "share" it that way.Still, a free entry is a free entry.
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    stevejnb , February 12, 2014 9:08 AM
    Quote:
    As much as I like free stuff, I really wish Tom's would stop supporting these blatant attempts to gather people's personal information.


    I've never signed up for a single of these contests, but I fully support Tom posting them. After all, it's not Tom supporting the that really matters - it's whether the person filling in the information supports them. Those who are OK with giving out that information give it, those who aren't don't. Seems pretty fair.
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    bloodroses75 , February 12, 2014 9:48 AM
    Would be nice to win this as the final piece of the computer build I've been working on for the last 6 months.
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    Logic101 , February 12, 2014 6:25 PM
    Why are people bashing OCZ drives? Since the debut of commercially available SSD's for home users, OCZ has consistently had some of the best price/performance ratios of all brands. I have several of their drives (up to 5 of them now), solely on the fact that they were the cheapest drives at the speed/size at the time. None of them have failed in any way, shape, or form. I'm by no means saying OCZ drives are better than any other brand, but their performance for what I paid for them is stellar.