OCZ has sent us their latest 2.5-inch solid state drive, the Vector 180. This new drive still uses the aging Barefoot 3 controller, but OCZ has teamed it with the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND. This drive is all about reliability and features OCZ’s implementation of power loss protection, which they are calling Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+). PFM+ is not full power loss protection, but will protect data-at-rest. So PFM+ will protect data that has been already been written to the NAND. This helps protect the mapping table and reduces the risk of ‘bricking’ the drive. The 480GB version of the drive that we are reviewing today has sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. OCZ also backs this drive with their new ShieldPlus 5-year warranty. Let’s take a look!
OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced the release of the next generation Vector 180 SSD series along with the all-new SSD Guru storage management solution.
OCZ unveiled their latest enthusiast solid state drive, the Vector 180 at CES 2015. The drive is based of OCZ’s own Barefoot 3 M00 controller and features the latest Toshiba A19 MLC NAND flash.
We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let’s jump in!
Today we are taking a look at the most recent revision the RevoDrive 350. Available in capacities ranging from 240 GB – 960 GB this PCI-Express solid state drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. OCZ is labeling the RevoDrive 350 as a Workstation product and given its performance it will set you back much more than your typical solid state drive.
OCZ Storage Solutions today announced its new ARC 100 SATA III SSD Series developed to deliver exceptional performance at an enticing price point. The introduction of the ARC 100 Series addresses the needs of our customers and is priced competitively to make adoption of cutting-edge SSD technology easier than ever for value and mainstream users, and underscores OCZ’s commitment to meet the entire gamut of market needs with the broadest solid state solutions portfolio in the industry.
Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions have not officially announced the ARC 100 solid state drive, but it has shown up for pre-order on Amazon.com and Scan.co.uk. According to the listing the ARC 100 will come in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities.
It looks like we have a new player in the solid state drive market as Panasonic silently has released “Panasonic Premium” series solid state drives. Don’t get too excited though, these are just simple rebrands of OCZ drives, using the OCZ Indilinx Barefoot M10 Controller.
At Computex 2014 OCZ was showing off their next generation PCI-Express solid state drive, which is the RevoDrive 350. The drive has a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 bus interface and several SSD subunits which make up a RAID 0 array, which is bootable.
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