Today we have a new OCZ solid state drive that fits right in the mainstream with that of Crucial's MX300 and Samsung's EVO series in terms of both price and performance. The VX500 is made to replace OCZ's Vector 180 and is made up completely of Toshiba parts with Toshiba's TC358790 controller and Toshiba-made 15nm MLC NAND. It is actually quite interesting to see a MLC-based solid state drive come out now with many companies opting for the less expensive TLC NAND. In any case the OCZ VX500 boasts sequential read and write speeds speeds of 550 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively and is backed by OCZ's impressive 5-year Shield Plus warranty. Can this new SSD compete with other lower-cost drives out there? Read on as we find out!
- CES 2018