Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions announced on Tuesday that Origin PC is now offering its Vector 150 Series of SSDs as an option for custom-built gaming laptops and desktops. Compared to traditional hard drives, these SSDs promise 175 percent faster game installations, 190 percent faster game level loading, and 345 percent faster game file copying.
Taking a peek at the Vector 150 Series specs, this family is offered in three capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. For the 120 GB version, the sequential read speed is 550 MB/s and the write speed is 450 MB/s. Random read speed is 80,000 IOPS, the random write speed is 95,000 IOPS, and the Steady State random write is 12,000 IOPS.
As for the 240 GB and 480 GB versions, they both have sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of 530 MB/s. They also have the same random write speed of 95,000 IOPS, but the random read speed (90,000 and 100,000 IOPS) and Steady State random writes (21,000 and 26,000 IOPS) are slightly different, respectively.
"We are pleased that our Vector 150 SSDs are now qualified and an available option for Origin's widely respected line of custom-built, high-performance PCs and workstations for the computer gaming industry," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Storage Solutions. "The Vector 150 Series is an ideal fit for Origin's 'elite' systems, as it delivers industry-leading sustained performance across all capacities to help provide the ultimate gaming experience."
The OCZ Vector 150 SSDs are already a part of Origin PC's customized engine. When configuring the "Genesis" gaming desktop, customers will see the 120 GB Vector 150 SSD as a $69 upgrade from the default storage option, the 240 GB drive for $165, and the 480 GB version for $389. Other drive options include Samsung's 840 Evo Series, Origin PC's "approved" SSD, and even Intel's 730 Series.
Toshiba purchased OCZ Technology Group back in January. The latter company remained as a separate entity, but was renamed as OCZ Storage Solutions. However, the deal meant that Toshiba could scoop up OCZ's enterprise and client SSD businesses. In turn, OCZ would have access to Toshiba's NAND and combine it with the company's proprietary controllers, firmware and software.
"OCZ is a major player in the high-performance SSD market and continues to raise the bar with their latest high-performance Vector 150 Solid State Drives," said Kevin Wasielewski Origin PC CEO and co-founder.