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OCZ Releases Vector 150 and Vertex 460 SSDs

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OCZ this week launched two new SSDs at Computex 2014, the Vector 150 and the Vertex 460. The Vector 150 is geared toward the enterprise units, and the Vertex 460 is for the mainstream user looking for value. 

 

With the recent acquisition by Toshiba, OCZ has transitioned to in-house NAND flash and thus can provide more value to their products.  High-end enthusiasts will reap the benefits as the Vector 150 as it has best-in-class IOPS performance and emphasizes high sustained performance. The 480GB model is posted as 100,000 IOPS random read speed and 95,000 random write speed. While most other SSD and HDD come with a 3 year warranty, the Vector 150 comes with a 5 year warranty. 

 

In addition to the new Vector model, OCZ has released the Vertex 460 for users wanting both performance and value.  The 480GB model is posted as 90,000 IOPS random read speed and 90,000 random write speed.  An increase from the Vertex 450 and above their competitors in the SSD market.  The Vertex 460 comes with an industry standard 3 year warranty. 

Both the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 are available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Pricing has not been announced for these two new OCZ SSDs but hopefully we will see some improvement after transitioning to Toshiba’s in-house NAND flash. 

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    neon neophyte , June 3, 2014 6:02 PM
    100k iops? pretty impressive. i wouldnt mind a review on this ssd.
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    damric , June 3, 2014 6:17 PM
    Both of these models have been out for months. I've had a Vector 150 for quite a while now.
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    soldier44 , June 3, 2014 6:53 PM
    Time to upgrade my OCZ 256GB SSD
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    mapesdhs , June 3, 2014 8:13 PM
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    Both of these models have been out for months. I've had a Vector 150 for quite a while now.


    Indeed, I've been using a Vector 150 for ages, so what are they actually
    announcing, if anything? Must be something else surely?

    Ian.

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    knowom , June 3, 2014 8:54 PM
    I don't think of OCZ and enterprise in the same sentence they have a pretty piss poor reliability track record from what I've seen at least. I'm pretty sure if you want enterprise reliability Intel is going to be one of your best bets to look into they at least have a good track record.
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    danwat1234 , June 3, 2014 10:26 PM
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    Both of these models have been out for months. I've had a Vector 150 for quite a while now.


    Indeed, I've been using a Vector 150 for ages, so what are they actually
    announcing, if anything? Must be something else surely?


    Ages? I have an x-25m SSD that I've been using for about 4 years now.
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    damric , June 3, 2014 10:29 PM
    I think the Vector 150 has been out almost a year, and the 460 at least 6 months.
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    neon neophyte , June 3, 2014 10:30 PM
    Quote:
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    Both of these models have been out for months. I've had a Vector 150 for quite a while now.


    Indeed, I've been using a Vector 150 for ages, so what are they actually
    announcing, if anything? Must be something else surely?


    Ages? I have an x-25m SSD that I've been using for about 4 years now.


    still rocking a vertex 3 max iops
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    razor512 , June 3, 2014 11:48 PM
    5 year warranties used to be the industry standard before SSD makers started using higher density flash with significantly less write endurance.

    Keep in mind that when companies shorten warranties, it is due to expected failure rates. failure rates increase with time. e.g., a company may be okay with a 2% failure rate and if 2% are expected to fail within the first year but increase after that then they will make the warranty cutoff at 1 year. A companies warranty represents how they feel about the quality and reliability of their products.
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    thundervore , June 4, 2014 6:17 AM
    I thought this company was set to go out of business because they ran out of money. What changed?
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    Evolution2001 , June 4, 2014 7:08 AM
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    I don't think of OCZ and enterprise in the same sentence they have a pretty piss poor reliability track record from what I've seen at least. I'm pretty sure if you want enterprise reliability Intel is going to be one of your best bets to look into they at least have a good track record.
    True, Intel more or less dominates the Enterprise market. Regarding OCZ's (previous) track record was pretty bad, especially in their low-end segment. Their Petrol drives should've never left the factory. However, their Vertex series maintained a relatively respected view. The rest of the track record can be considered by the next comment...

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    Wasn't this company set to go out of business because they ran out of money?
    Effectively, yes. OCZ was in the unfortunately position of not owning their own fab plant. They bought out Indilynx so they could at least have their own controller, but that's only part of the battle when you are competing at the consumer level where price is an oft deciding factor. I think it was unfortunate planning that they ended up taking a few gambles that didn't pay off and they got stretched too thin to recover. Toshiba saw an opportunity to pick up a good group of developers with a keen eye towards controller firmware, So they made the offer which pretty much OCZ had to take or they were all gonna end up in the unemployment line.
    Toshiba decided to keep the OCZ name for the positive recognition that it had with the Vertex and Vector series.
    So far, it seems that Toshiba has been making good on their committment to keep the OCZ brand alive and in a positive light. I think that started when they offered to maintain warranty status of existing OCZ products. Toshiba was certainly under no obligation to do that. But it was just good business to do that since they were going to keep the OCZ name; There was no reason to futher drag it through any more mud.
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    dgingeri , June 4, 2014 7:57 AM
    With OCZ's and Toshiba's track records individually, especially in the enterprise market, I don't think this re-release is going to help their market share so much. I used to like OCZ drives, until they yanked the warranty coverage out from under me due to mismanagement and bankruptcy. I've switched to all Samsung now.
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    mapesdhs , June 8, 2014 11:51 AM

    I have more than 30 OCZ SSDs of various models, never had a problem with any of them. And how how
    conveniently people forget that other companies such as Intel have had their own major SSD screwups
    in the past, or have you all forgotten the Intel 8MB bricked SSD issue?

    I think far more problems are caused by people doing things with SSDs on poor controllers. The only
    time I've ever seen anything weird with an SSD was when it was connected to a Marvell port. Which
    is ironic given the strength of Marvell's tech in various models of SSD.

    Ian.

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