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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

Author: AkG
Date: November 24, 2012
Product Name: Vector 256GB
Part Number: VTR1-25SAT3-256G
Warranty: 5 Years
 
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Partial and Full Drive Performance


While it is important to know how a drive will perform under optimal conditions, more realistic scenarios are just as important. Knowing if a solid state drive will behave differently when partially or even nearly full than when it is empty is very important information to know. To quickly and accurately show this crucial information we have first filled the drive to 50% capacity and re-tested using both synthetic and real world tests. After the completion of this we then re-test at 75% and 90% of full capacity.

Synthetic Test Results
For our synthetic testing we have opted for our standard PCMark 7 test.




Real World Results

For a real world application we have opted for our standard Windows 7 Start Up with Boot Time A/V Scan Performance test.




When the Vertex 4 first arrived on the scene this was one area the Everest 2 controller had serious problems with. To be blunt, when you hit over 50% capacity, its performance took a nose dive. Thankfully, this is not the case with this new controller. In fact, the performance retention of the new Barefoot 3 based Vector is the best we've seen to date. Obviously, OCZ’s firmware team learned from the Everest 2 and took the time to thoroughly vet this drive in real world scenarios.
 
 
 

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