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Maximum PC Dream Machine

Since our goal is maximum horsepower, we wanted a kick-ass SSD, but one that didn’t appear in the DM itself. So, we went with an OCZ Vector 512GB since it’s blazing fast and regularly does battle with the Samsung 840 Pro.

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December 05, 2013

Macworld (Hungary)

Looking at our test results the winner is without a doubt the Vector. As well as confirming OCZ’s reputation for being a high-performance SSD manufacturer the drive has also shown us OCZ’s improvements with regards to offering even more reliable and compatible drives.

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December 03, 2013

Fraz PC (Poland)

The OCZ Vector receives our performance award. It especially stands out when it has to do several tasks at the same time

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October 09, 2013

Dator Magazin (Sweden)

The 128GB OCZ Vector is one of the absolute best units in its segment and well worth our recommendation.

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October 08, 2013

Action Radius (Saudi Arabia)

The drive’s sustained performance as even when your drive is full, the drive will perform just as good as when it was empty, which is rare thing. OCZ Vector brings a very powerful product to the table which is hard to resist.

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September 23, 2013

Hardware Plus (Turkey)

The Vector is the ideal SSD for those looking for maximum performance.

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September 12, 2013

CHIP (Russia)

The Vector 128GB offers plenty of storage for your OS and programs and high performance regardless of the file type. With a 7mm height it can also be installed in Ultrabooks and the 3.5” adapter bracket also ensures an easy installation in a desktop computer.

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September 02, 2013

PC Mhz (Romania)

The Vector exceeded all of our expectations.

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August 29, 2013

Tech Arp (Malaysia)

The 256GB OCZ Vector delivered blistering performance, particular in writes. It actually trashed the Intel 520 series SSD in write speed, particularly with large data blocks.

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August 21, 2013

PC Online (China)

OCZ Vector SSD significantly improves loading games and SSD is needed to improve overall performance for high end platform.

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August 20, 2013

Xfastest (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector SSD brings SSD performance into a next generation and lead a new technical craft revolution of SSD. OCZ Vector SSD, no matter in its specification, SSD material or performance are all been seen as a pioneer, and difficult to find out the competitor of it.

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August 19, 2013

Computer Ed Radio

The result is the Vector and a real win on OCZ bet it all strategy. We have seen many good SSDs over the years on this show but the Vector stands at the top of the heap with the best performance of any SSD we have looked at. Pack that speed with a 5 year warranty and you have a great SSD choice.

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August 05, 2013

Apple Insider (Russia)

The Vector really transforms your computer experience, if you’re looking a performance upgrade we recommend it would be to upgrade to an SSD

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August 05, 2013

Hardware Zone (Israel)

The Vector is the fastest drive we have ever tested. If you are looking for the best performance we strongly recommend it.

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August 05, 2013

PC.com (Malaysia)

Speedster on your computer. Vector is something that can bring your computer to the verge of lightning-fast boot up and performance.

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August 04, 2013

PC World (Vietnam)

The performance of OCZ Vector and Vertex 4 are excellent! OCZ Vector achieved 4.5 stars in both read/write performance.

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August 01, 2013

PC Foster (Poland)

Despite the passing of time the Vector is still one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market. Characterized by uncompromising performance and stability it is targeted at the enthusiasts who are looking for the highest performance possible.

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August 01, 2013

PC Ekspert (Croatia)

The Vector offers a very consistent performance across the all benchmark and scenarious. In addition its 7mm casing and lower power consumption also make it very easy to use in laptops.

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August 01, 2013

Inside the Box

There is no doubt in my mind the Vector deserves a gold award. This drive would definitely perform fantastically in a high performance system. The Vector is extremely well built, made almost completely in-house and while the drive does cost a considerable premium, you do get what you pay for!

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July 24, 2013

Good Gear Guide

Vector showed that it is indeed a very quick drive. These are the fastest numbers we've seen from a single drive, and they lend credence to the application usage models that OCZ has designed it for. It's a great drive to go for if you're after a high-performance upgrade for your notebook.

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July 19, 2013

Nordic Hardware (Sweden)

OCZ’s 128GB Vector is a true powerhouse and perfect for anyone who wants a high-performing unit, but does not need more than 100 gigabytes of storage capacity.

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July 18, 2013

The Lab (Greece)

Best of Breed. Absolutely no complaints from me.

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July 07, 2013

Yesky (China)

Vector adopts Barefoot 3 to deliver excellent performance and stable quality.

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July 01, 2013

Cybergaming

Ridiculously fast

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June 24, 2013

Rendszerigény (Hungary)

The Vector is perfect for power-hungry users.

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June 20, 2013

CHIP Magazine (Malaysia)

The OCZ Vertex SSD is one of the better-performing SSD we’ve had in terms of both speed and stability. We’re very impressed with the Vector performance hits 500MB/s & 300MB/s in read/write speed, with 70-80MB/s in real life write speed. Thanks for in-house Barefoot3 controller, the speeds of Vector are all consistent across the board.

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June 20, 2013

Donanim Haber (Turkey)

OCZ Vector defines new standards in terms of speed, durability and reliability

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June 13, 2013

Blog HTPC (Spain)

We highly recommend the Vector to those who use their HTPC for more than watching videos.

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June 10, 2013

PC Centre (Poland)

The Vector 128GB is a great drive with a very complete bundle, worth recommending to anybody who is looking for an allround high performance drive.

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June 05, 2013

Computerbild (Gemany)

With a read and write speed of 504 MB/s and 480 MB/s the Vector 256GB was the highest performing SSD in our roundup.

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May 28, 2013

PC Welt (Germany)

The Vector performed very well in our daily usage benchmarks, even setting a new record of copying a 4.2GB DVD in 19 seconds. All in all the Vector is a record breaking drive with great accessories.

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May 27, 2013

DRAMeXchange (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector got the highest score in the Yearly 256GB SSD competition from DRAMeXchange

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May 27, 2013

t17 (Taiwan)

After many tests, we could see that Vector is an awesome SSD! The new controller Barefoot 3 shows an outstanding performance. Vector also have 5 years warranty and Acronis® True ImageTM software, all makes Vector more attractive

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May 27, 2013

Team Hardware Venezuela

OCZ Technology has left us impressed when building this excellent SSD, not just the benchmarks speak for themselves, but the stability, speed and performance are the most important points to be evaluated.

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May 24, 2013

Inside Geeks (Portugal)

With the Vector OCZ once again demonstrates its ability to innovate with high performance and astonishing access times.

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May 22, 2013

IOPanel (Israel)

OCZ's Vector SSD is one of the best purchases today

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May 15, 2013

GameStar (Germany)

With outstanding performance and a bundle that includes a 5-year warranty the Vector is a very interesting product.

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May 15, 2013

Gaming Guide (Singapore)

Frankly, we’d be very surprised if you aren’t pleased with the performance of your Vector

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May 14, 2013

Games (Lithuania)

This is one of the few real candidates if you’re looking for a fast and reliable SSD.

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May 10, 2013

CDRLabs

OCZ has knocked another one out of the park with its new Vector Series SSD. Powered by the company's own Indilinx-infused Barefoot 3 controller, the Vector combines synchronous MLC NAND with a massive cache to deliver some of the best all around performance we've seen.

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May 07, 2013

PCgo (Germany)

The Vector stands out because of its excellent read and write speeds and incredibly low access times.

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May 07, 2013

Gamers (Austria)

With a guaranteed 20GB of writes for 5 years we find the Vector to be the perfect solution for gaming and multimedia systems.

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May 07, 2013

it168 (China)

OCZ Vector 512GB performance is excellent and the Barefoot 3 controller is distinguishing

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May 03, 2013

EZone (Hong Kong)

OCZ Vector is recommend for its high performance and wins ezone choice award! OCZ Vector read/write speed wins over compactors and is best choice for seeking high-end SSDs user.

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May 02, 2013

PC Wiz Kid's Tech Talk

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May 01, 2013

Benchmark (Poland)

The Vector performed very well in our standard, as well as our gaming computer. Above all it also showed a very stable performance throughout the month of testing.

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May 01, 2013

PC-MAX (Germany)

The Vector deserves our recommendation because of its top performance and very complete bundle.

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May 01, 2013

Ferra (Russia)

One of the most attractive drives in the Performance segment.

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May 01, 2013

Habrahabr (Russia)

We praise OCZ for making the move towards an in-house controller. OCZ’s Vector proved to be very competitive.

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May 01, 2013

NoNaME (Russia)

High performance and a decent capacity at an affordable price.

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May 01, 2013

CHIP (Russia)

A fast SSD based on new Indilinx controller; Barefoot 3.

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May 01, 2013

HD-Technologica (Argentina)

Given the results obtained in our laboratory, we found that the Vector OCZ 256GB SSD is one of the fastest in the market that have gone through the HD-Technology Laboratory.

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April 29, 2013

Digit (India)

The OCZ Vector 256GB drive scored highest and has bagged the award for the Best Performer.

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April 26, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

A very good SSD worthy of our Top Product Award.

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April 26, 2013

PC3 (Hong Kong)

Vector is the fastest SSD in the market, its IOPS is higher than the Plextor M5P which had already upgraded its firmware.

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April 26, 2013

PCM (Hong Kong): Best Performance of 2012

Vector got the highest score in the test of ISO and program with Plextor M5P, samsung 840Pro and Sandisk Extreme. Vector SSD has already reached the top level specifications in the market!

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April 26, 2013

MaxIT (Malaysia)

Vector has certainly proved itself, with its Indilinx controller and low profile making it a welcome purchase for consumers to make a speed upgrade.

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April 26, 2013

Hermitage (Japan)

The top-class performance SSD Vector is very fast and stable under RAID reached close to 1,000MB/s. OCZ Vector is name of flagship SSD and is the highest grade in SATA3 (6Gbps) SSDs for the high end performance.

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April 23, 2013

Elektronic Test (Denmark)

I've tested a lot of OCZ SSDs, but this is the best and coolest I've ever tested.

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April 23, 2013

PC Magazin (Germany)

With a score of 95/100, the OCZ Vector is a fast heavyweight

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April 23, 2013

GND-Tech

Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the Vector. For an internal component, the level of detail that went into the design is much more than I have ever seen before on any other SSD.


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April 22, 2013

ITMedia (Japan)

Vector is OCZ’s flagship high-end SSD using in-house Barefoot 3 controller and this is great competitive model with Plextor M5ProVector is faster than M5P in write performance. Vector shows very stable performance.


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April 19, 2013

Fudzilla

OCZ Vector simply has superior maximum performance both in read and write scenarios. OCZ can be really proud of the Vector. It is a real success. With its first in-house Barefoot 3 controller it can only get better and we surely can’t wait to see what the future will bring. 

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April 18, 2013

IgelIce (Germany)

What makes the Vector stand out from other OCZ drives is its in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller. In our tests the drive displayed very high, stable, and reliable results. Because of its overall performance it is we can comfortably recommend the Vector.

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April 18, 2013

Micro Computer (China)

Vector SSD is recommended for adopting in cyber café high-end experience area to increase gaming loading and playing performance by 67% compared with HDD

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April 17, 2013

I3 Technology (Thailand)

Vector 256GB has excellent performance during the tests.

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April 14, 2013

Quick PC Mag (Thailand)

Vector is definitely the cutting-edge SSD with extremely fast performance and low power consumption.

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April 14, 2013

FPS (Thailand)

It’s super fast and very stable. OCZ Vector owns this credit. You will not miss such a good SSD like this because it speeds up my work and increases the efficiency of a PC in every way. I also tried games like Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, CS:GO, Point Blank and League of Legends, Vector makes you feel well-equipped.


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April 11, 2013

Xtreme Hardware (Italy)

In all of our tests the Vector performed very well making it one of the fastest drives tested by us so far. The high quality of the drive is also reflected in the used components and the 7mm casing also makes it perfect for use in notebooks.

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April 10, 2013

VR-Zone (Singapore)

Vector did display amazing performance under all circumstances. Whether it was synthetic benchmarks or real world data, the Vector managed to find its way at the top places of our charts. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller appears to be operating very efficiently and can handle real-world files and tasks just as well as compressible (synthetic) data.

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April 08, 2013

Info Magazine (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

This is without doubt the fastest SSD we've tested so far. Although we have said this several times before it also illustrates what is happening in this segment of the IT-market. The fact remains though that those who seek the best should look no further.

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April 05, 2013

Toxico PC (Argentina)

Vector is quite an achievement for the people of OCZ since Barefoot 3 is actually a very interesting promise high yields very stable and shows to be a very reliable platform on an SSD.

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April 05, 2013

Greek Hardware Zone

Performance wise the Vector can easily match if not outperform the other models within the top segment of the market. With the Vector OCZ once again steps up its game with a drive that won’t disappoint.

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April 03, 2013

PC Professionale (Italy)

Vector features higher specifications than seen before offering 100,000 IOPS and excellent random read and write speeds positioning it as a true high performance SSD. Given attractive price it should appeal to many users who currently will also receive a free copy of the game Far Cry 3.

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April 03, 2013

Technews (Lithuania)

What we experienced today proves that the Vector is more than worthy of being named a full-fledged successor to the Vertex 4. It has all it takes to be one of the fastest if not the fastest SSD available on the market. With improved reliability and performance we give the Vector our Top Choice award.

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April 02, 2013

DOSV (Japan)

One of the fastest in sequential Read & Write

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April 01, 2013

Computer (Czech Republic)

Throughout our tests the Vector’s displayed very fast sequential write speeds making it stand out from the competition. Furthermore, it also did very well when reading small tests.All in all this is a really good drive for a good price

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April 01, 2013

Insomnia (Greece)

Looking at all the results, it makes the Vector one of the best SSD’s in the world. And based on the great reliability of the drive and the OCZ support combined with the affordable price, the OCZ Vector is our first choice. The new controller, exquisite build quality, outstanding performance levels and, equally important, the affordable price make the OCZ Vector earn our ‘Gold Award’

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April 01, 2013

By The Way (Greece)

The Vector, based upon the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, certainly shows what it is made off. Next to displaying a remarkable performance in the ATTO and CrystalDiskMark benchmarks it showed a staggering write speed of 493 MB/s in AS-SSD. With the Vector Windows 7 will be greatly accelerated leading to a great overall user experience. The Vector and is worth every penny and deserves our Very Fast Award.

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April 01, 2013

GAX Magazine (China)

OCZ Vector and its new indilinx Barefoot 3 controller for the quickest possible data transfers. In several tests OCZ Vector is the fastest drives and deserve special mention, such as: 189.37MB/s in AS SSD copy test; in AS SSD read/write test delivers 369.16MB/s and 329.02MB/s in read/write speed; in CDM test is up to 367.60MB/s and 284.60MB/s in read/write speed.

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March 29, 2013

BUG (Croatia)

The Vector even outperformed the last year’s top performing model; OCZ’s Vertex 4. With that being said we also high recommend it to anyone looking for ultimate performance.

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March 28, 2013

Expert Reviews (United Kingdom)

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March 27, 2013

Computerbase (Germany)

The random read and write performance also remained very high, even when we put it through our heavy load test. All in all, the Vector delivers a great performance which should appeal to regular users as well as the computer enthusiasts.

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March 26, 2013

Computer Shopper

OCZ's latest high-end drive impresses in overall performance, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and professional content creators. Fastest all-around drive we've tested.

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March 25, 2013

Mac Life

The results speak for themselves. OCZ has built something terrific in-house and from the ground up with the Vector drive. If there was ever a new component that made you feel as if you had a brand-new Mac, this is it.

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March 22, 2013

CDRInfo (Greece)

The Vector SSD excelled in almost any test we put it through: it offered fast sequential read/write speeds, great performance with small file threaded requests, very fast performance with small random files and high queue depths as well as low access times. Adding to all these a 5-year warranty and you have possibly the best SATA SSD made so far.

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March 22, 2013

Arab PC World

OCZ achieved to build a sturdy product performing strong & stable, what we were hoping for, with a brand new Barefoot 3 controller giving us excellence in more than one aspect. Includes a full software (Acronis) and game bundle (Farcry 3) which is a great offer!

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March 21, 2013

PC Gamer

This is the fastest drive around right now. The Vector, then, is the outstanding drive in terms of sheer performance. And, with OCZ making reliability one of their main focuses now that they’ve got speed nailed down, it’s my pick of the current range of SSDs.

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March 21, 2013

Hardware-Test (Denmark): Product of the Year

Looking back at a purgatory of benchmark tests on the OCZ Vector 256GB, the SSD showed a lot of great results. In addition to the excellent test results, this is a product that has been incredibly well designed, determined to belong in a high-end gaming set-up or media center that always needs to be in super shape

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March 20, 2013

PC World Australia

The Vector showed that it is indeed a very quick drive. These are the fastest numbers we've seen from a single drive in this benchmark, and they lend credence to the application usage models that OCZ has designed it for, which are mainly gaming and high-end productivity applications.

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March 20, 2013

Adrenaline (Brazil)

The Vector is an example of a model that reaches the limit of SATA 3 connections...can be considered one of the best SSD drives today, surpassing OCZ's own models and other major players in the market, mostly using the SandForce controllers, Marvell and Toshiba.

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March 18, 2013

Tweak (Denmark)

The Vector certainly does not disappoint. The performance is fantastic and slightly above the advertised speeds. You have no doubt that you are faced with quality results product in hand and the accessory pack is very complete. Especially when considering the price we find this to be a very nice SSD which is why we give it our Great product award.

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March 15, 2013

APH Networks

Designed with quality, reliability, and stability in mind, the Indilinx Barefoot 3 powered OCZ Vector 256GB is incredibly fast not just in benchmarks, but also in real life. OCZ Vector 256GB is a solid state drive that promises to excel in every meaningful way.

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March 15, 2013

Techstation (Italy)

The new Vector certainly has all that it takes to be the best SSD on the market. Performance wise it is certainly among the top models but it also comes with a very complete bundle and with that said, it receives our maximum score.

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March 15, 2013

CHIP (Italy)

Our test results have shown that the Vector is more than capable to take on the best SSDs available and compared to Vertex 4 we notice a further improvement in access times as well as the energy consumption.This is an excellent product

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March 15, 2013

CPU Magazine

The 512GB Vector wants your windows installation. It wants your games, and it wants your apps...all of them. 

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March 15, 2013

Madshrimps (Belgium)

The new Vector SSD from OCZ sports the Barefoot 3 controller and succeeds to wipe the floor with most other models we have tested so far, from other manufacturers.

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March 14, 2013

Svet Hardware (Czech Republic)

Next to offering a very high performance the Vector series displayed a sustainable performance which put many of the other drives to shame. Because of this the Vector drives deserve our Excellence award.

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March 13, 2013

Easycom (Ukraine)

With the Vector series OCZ has introduced a good and competitive product, mainly made possible through the use of their in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller. The measured read and write speeds for that matter are very high, even when compared to other SSDs. It truly is one of the best drives in its segment.

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March 13, 2013

CHIP (Germany)

OCZ manages to break the stronghold that Samsung has on the top-3 positions of our SSD rating list. The new hero product from OCZ offers high sustainable performance, a 5-year warranty, and a high quality design and casing. In our tests the Vector 256GB showed amazing read and write speeds and it performs better than any other SSD.

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March 13, 2013

Hi-Tech Legion

The performance of the Vector is groundbreaking, the build of the Vector is groundbreaking and the warranty and support of the Vector is groundbreaking. With the Vector, OCZ covered every angle and delivered perfectly in every respect.

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March 08, 2013

PC Assemblage (France)

The Vector performed very well and once again confirmed that there is still room for improvement on a practical level. We were not only able to confirm the advertised speeds but also measure very high random write speeds which were unlike any that we have seen so far.

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March 07, 2013

QuickPC (Thailand)

The test result in the end would be considered close to perfect. 

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March 07, 2013

Voz Forums (Vietnam)

In CDM test, Vector 256GB is 523.3/524MBs in read/write when no data installed & speed goes to 524.8/524.3MBs when installed windows and software. 

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March 07, 2013

TechZine (Netherlands)

The results in PC Mark Vantage for the matter are remarkable. At its current price it offers some serious value for your money and because of that we give it our Gold Award.

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March 06, 2013

REV-ID (Indonesia)

Vector breaks 500MB/s in read/write and is high-end performance in 4K read/write! Vector very suitable to be used in every high-end computer.

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March 06, 2013

Piscomu (Korea)

You don’t want to miss seeing Vector’s true, stable performance. 

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March 06, 2013

HardwareMX (Mexico)

OCZ Vector has left us quite satisfied since OCZ has decided to implement a better driver and put aside the classic Sandforce SSDs found in many currently.

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March 06, 2013

Computer Magazine (Czech Republic)

As part of an SSD-buyers guide, the Vector stands out as one of the newer more affordable models currently available.

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March 05, 2013

Custom PC Review

OCZ is marketing the Vector as their flagship SATA based consumer SSD and well, it simply delivers. It’s one of the highest performing SSDs on the market, and it’s capable of pushing sequential performance that pretty much saturates the SATA 3 6Gb/s interface.

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March 05, 2013

Logic Lounge

If you want the fastest, most performance driven, SSD on the market today the OCZ Vector is the SSD for you. Delivering exceptional I/O performance plus enhanced reliability and endurance, groundbreaking Vector Series SSD from OCZ is designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.

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March 05, 2013

Beareyes (China)

The overall performance of OCZ Barefoot 3 Vector SSD is excellent.

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March 04, 2013

PC Magazine (Greece)

Thanks to its 100% in-house designed controller the Vector was able to reach incredible speeds including a write performance of 543MB/s. By setting new records in several benchmarks and showing a great overall performance it truly belongs amongst the fastest SSDs currently available.

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March 03, 2013

PC Power Play Magazine

OCZ’s first truly in-house SSD controller is a killer, and delivers industry leading write performance to the Vector. Our tests showed that the Vector tends to be faster than the 840 PRO in the every important writing tests.

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March 01, 2013

52 Hardware (China)

OCZ Vector is an outstanding performance SSD. In the test, we are satisfied with OCZ Vector performance & is competitive with Samsung 840 Pro in performance & price.

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March 01, 2013

APC Magazine

It’s the fastest SSD we've ever tested. In our tests, the Vector’s performance was extremely impressive, running neck-and-neck with our returning champion, the Samsung 840 Pro and edging out the Corsair Neutron GTX in many benchmarks.

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March 01, 2013

ProClockers

The drive crushed all others with an overwhelming difference in percentages. OCZ has shown they still have it when it comes to the new features and added technology in the Vector. Before we were lovers of the Vertex 4, but a new lover affair as started with the introduction of this drive.

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March 01, 2013

PC Format (United Kingdom)

OCZ Vector 256GB: Quite possibly the quickest SATA SSD we’ve ever laid data on

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March 01, 2013

HWM (Thailand)

We definitely thinks that Vector SSD is the fastest drive in the market

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March 01, 2013

Overclockers Tech (United Kingdom)

The Vector SSD is the fasted drive we have seen as far as read performance goes...I highly recommend you give them a serious look for your next SSD purchase. Based on performance, innovative design, and the bundled Acronis software, it’s easy to give the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD our Gold Award!

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March 01, 2013

Tech Radar (United Kingdom)

For writes OCZ absolutely blows Samsung away. Put all our results together and you have to conclude that the Vector might just be the fastest SSD on the market right now.

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March 01, 2013

PC Tuning (Czech Republic)

While the Vector showed excellent access times regardless of the compressibility of the files on our AMD platform, it truly shows its full potential on an Intel platform.

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February 27, 2013

Tech Kings

OCZ's Vector SSD gives us the best all-around performance, and shines in its read-write throughput balance and especially when it encounters incompressible data. It also boasts low write amplification and improved sustained performance for intense workloads

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February 24, 2013

OverclockersTech

The Vector SSD is the fasted drive we have seen as far as read performance goes...I highly recommend you give them a serious look for your next SSD purchase. Based on performance, innovative design, and the bundled Acronis software, it’s easy to give the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD our Gold Award!

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February 22, 2013

PC Format

OCZ Vector 256GB: Quite possibly the quickest SATA SSD we’ve ever laid data on.

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February 22, 2013

Overclockers Club

As the first totally in-house designed controller from OCZ, it seems to have hit on a controller that does better at managing real world usage scenarios and handling both compressible and incompressible data streams. OCZ's first Barefoot 3 controlled Vector starts off this next wave of solid state offerings with a bang.

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February 20, 2013

Icrontic

Vector and its Barefoot 3 controller have found ways to squeeze more performance out of the NAND that’s now been in use for three generations of SSDs. OCZ’s first fully in-house developed controller shows a promising future for the company and for future drives based on it.

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February 20, 2013

OCIA

We see the Vector score the fastest speeds in nearly all benchmark tests...ATTO reaches almost 560MB/s read, 537MB/s write, which is actually faster than OCZ advertises for the Vector.

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February 20, 2013

Gadget Review

The OCZ Vector is an outstanding performer. It hits and exceeds the advertised speeds, which are lofty to say the least. Plus it serves up an incredible Software suite to manage, clean and backup all your hard drives.

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February 20, 2013

Hexus (United Kingdom)

The Vector Series is undoubtedly OCZ's finest SSD to date, delivering excellent all-round performance irrespective of data type and impressively managing to sustain high speeds in worst-case scenarios.

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February 19, 2013

PC & Tech Authority Magazine

The Vector marks the debut of a new controller that is 100% OCZ hardware and firmware. The results are impressive indeed

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February 19, 2013

PC DIY (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector has both the fastest speed and excellent in the performance of IOPS!

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February 17, 2013

BCC Hardware

OCZ has done it. They've taken their not-too-long-ago purchase of Indilinx, matured it and created a controller that does a very good job. The features of this drive are excellent and the performance is even better.

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February 15, 2013

Technogaming Hardware (Argentina)

Undoubtedly we are facing a product that gives full force to provide the best possible results with its fresh new architecture using the latest in storage technology.

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February 13, 2013

Postants (Taiwan)

The high performance with 5 years warranty, really worth it to buy one!

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February 09, 2013

OC (Taiwan)

In 4KB random reads/writes, Vector got 26.67MB/s, it’s higher than other SSDs which only got an average of 20MB/s. If a SSD shows a high performance in the 4KB random reads/writes that means it’s basically a very nice SSD!

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February 08, 2013

Neoseeker

OCZ's Vector series took a huge leap forward with the introduction of the Indilinx Barefoot 3. In terms of performance the Vector not only met our expectations but far surpassed them. 

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February 06, 2013

Hardcoreware

It’s significantly better than the Samsung 830 and Crucial m4.


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February 06, 2013

Coolaler (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector 128GB RAID0 performance is amazing up to 159,129 4KB random IOPS to be the best grade drive! You could buy one Vector 256GB to get the high-performance or have 128GB RAID0 to get amazing high-performance!

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February 05, 2013

PC Today (Thailand)

OCZ Vector drive is one of the best. Our testing lab is amazed by Vector’s powerful speed and performance.

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February 04, 2013

Bjorn 3D

With the Vector, OCZ has given us balanced performance across all different kinds of workloads. This is the first time that an SSD ever delivers the best performance across the board. Simply put, we are quite impressed with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. The Vector is can rightfully claim the fastest SSD on the market today.

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February 04, 2013

PC&Tech Authority Magazine

The Vector marks the debut of a new controller that is 100% OCZ hardware and firmware. The results are impressive indeed

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February 04, 2013

Monitor Magazine (Slovenia)

One of the things that stands out with OCZ Vector is its sustained performance over longer periods of full load as its writing and reading capabilities don't wear off. The garbage collection algorithm seems to be doing a wonderful job at that. We were also very impressed by the 4K blocks writing speeds as the drive outperformed all the current competitors in this test by quite a large margin.

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February 04, 2013

B!T (Portugal)

Just when we thought all was said and done for 2012 with regards to SSDs OCZ proves us wrong. With the introduction of the Vector which uses their first ever in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller OCZ once again steps up to the plate and shows a very impressive performance.

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January 31, 2013

Moj Mikro (Slovenia)

We commend the Vector for being a very reliable and because of this we are confident in the 5-year warranty that OCZ provides with this product.We can therefore say that it is perfect for every day use and a similar thing can be said about the synthetic test results.

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January 31, 2013

Brain Box (Korea)

OCZ showed Vector as their flagship SSD line-up and it means it has superior performance background. If you dream of performance game, and speedy working environment, it is sure that you should not miss this Vector.

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January 31, 2013

Tweakers (Netherlands)

In AS-SSD, the Vector in particular stands out through its strong random write performance and is also able to show a speed of just over 60 MB/s. On an overall scale it is also the most consistent drive of all that simply can do no wrong as it is always among the top performers regardless of what benchmark we use.

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January 31, 2013

Bits 'n Chips (Italy)

Where other drives performed differently depending on the file type, the Vector has does not share this attribute. The Vector finished our copy file test in an incredible time unlike ever seen before and the AS-SSD results are unlike any we have seen in our lab so far.

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January 31, 2013

WinPC (Japan)

OCZ Vector performance is amazing up to 530MB/s and up to 100,000 4KB random IOPS to be a best grade drive! The 7mm slim form factor makes Vector is suitable for ultra book & with Acronis True Image to easily back up; we recommend Vector to SSD buyers.

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January 28, 2013

Funkykit

I am very, very impressed by OCZ's Vector 256GB. It's my new favorite SSD of all time, which is saying something. Highly recommend it if you're in the market for a very fast SSD!

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January 28, 2013

Mod Your Case (Germany)

Our results show that the in-house designed Vector from OCZ is an immediate hit. The Barefoot controller is not only able to delivery very high speeds but also very low access times. It performs very well in all benchmarks and better than all the SSDs that we have tested so far.

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January 25, 2013

Winfix (Korea)

Vector is surely the fastest drive in data transferring as it tops all SSDs with the least seconds in write speed test.

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January 24, 2013

INPAI (China)

Adopting brand new Barefoot 3 controller, OCZ Vector delivers excellent seuential read/write speed and overall performance is great!

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January 23, 2013

BetaNews (Korea)

OCZ Vector SSD is the choice for you when upgrading your computer, you want to see how fast it performs in reads and writes to help you increase efficiency.

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January 22, 2013

PC Experience (Germany)

The Vector stands out in being able to offer very sustainable performance as the TRIM command and garbage collection are more efficient than any of the other drives that we have tested. However, it is also able to deliver very high sequential and 4k read and write speeds which are quite astonishing...No other drive tested by our lab has been able to been able to do so.

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January 22, 2013

Hexus

The Vector Series is undoubtedly OCZ's finest SSD to date, delivering excellent all-round performance irrespective of data type and impressively managing to sustain high speeds in worst-case scenarios.

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January 22, 2013

Benchmark Reviews

The OCZ Vector SSD series reflects OCZ Technology's dedication towards product reliability, and the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller delivers usable I/O performance rather than simply generating fast file transfer speeds. Vector SSD delivers useful performance for power users and enthusiasts while still topping our performance charts in several tests.

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January 22, 2013

Playwares (Korea)

When processing Photoshop CS6, Hangul 2010, and MS Office 2010 file loading, we strongly feel Vector’s powerful, significent speed and the performance is the highest among all drives.

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January 18, 2013

The Overclocker Magazine

The Barefoot 3 controller is thus far the best showing of this union and we have to say it’s very impressive, easily the most impressive SSD from OCZ to date. The Vector is likely the fastest drive on the market or at the very least in the top three fastest consumer SSDs.

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January 17, 2013

Legion Hardware

OCZ has impressed us with the Vector series. Unlike almost all SSDs that we have reviewed in the past, the performance was consistently strong.

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January 17, 2013

Vortez

The performance gains offered up by OCZ Vector are obviously evident by the benchmark results on the preceding pages. Vector consistently pushes other SSDs out of the way and asserts itself as the clear winner. Seldom do we find such good performance in a vast range of scenarios but the Vector drive certainly achieved this and more.

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January 16, 2013

NAG Magazine

This drive is blisteringly fast, beating every single drive we’ve had in the past and securing itself as our new Dream Machine SSD, easily reaching new levels of performance we had not thought possible for this generation of drives. The OCZ Vector drive is the one to get.

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January 16, 2013

Hardware-Mag (Germany)

In addition it also performed very well in our daily usage tests, and backed by a 5 year warranty and available at a very attractive price it is a very interesting product.

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January 16, 2013

C't Magazine (Germany)

Compared to the other SSDs we were also quite impressed by the read and write IOPS performance of 80,000 and 67,000. With the introduction of the Vector OCZ joins the ranks of controller manufacturers and is able to offer a highly competitive drive.

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January 16, 2013

WASD (Romania)

The random 4k read and write IOPS get up to 100,000 and 95,000 which is far more than the 90,000 and 45,000 IOPS from our reference SSD. This also makes the Vector immediately into one of the fastest SSDs currently available.

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January 14, 2013

Cowcotland (France)

With Vector, OCZ offers us a very interesting SSD, which is better balanced than any of its other models, an ideal storage solution.

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January 10, 2013

PC Koloji (Turkey)

The Vector also has also handles compressible and incompressible data with ease and the highly efficient TRIM command also assures the user of an effortless experience with sustained performance.

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January 10, 2013

PC World (Hungary)

If you want have a high performance drive that is backed by strong product support we recommend the Vector.

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January 10, 2013

Gamestar (Hungary)

We have to give credit to OCZ’s engineers for their work. The peak performance is amazing, but this drive truly excels when faced with everyday tasks. Compared to the Vertex 4 it is about 25% faster. We have no doubt that it is worth the investment.

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January 10, 2013

HKEPC (Hong Kong)

Vector shows a quite ideal performance in every testing software.

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January 09, 2013

Mobile01 (Taiwan)

Vector got the high score more than 1200 in the test of AS SSD Benchmark 1.7, the performance exceeded my expectation! The Indilinx controller runs out the scores as high as sandforce but doesn’t need to compress the files. The OCZ firmware research and development team is excellent!

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January 09, 2013

IQMore (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector also shows the high performance of 507MB/s in the random reads and 504.8MB/s in the random writes.

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January 08, 2013

Notebookcheck (Austria)

The Vector OCZ’s first high end SSD based upon an in-house designed controller and the measured performance is quite impressive.

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January 08, 2013

HWBox (Greece)

It is without a doubt one of the fastest drives on the market, even surpassing its high-performance competitor from Samsung in some of the benchmarks.

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January 08, 2013

Think Computers

The Vector drive sits as OCZ’s new flagship drive and they definitely have a winner here. As far as performancegoes the Vector scored top marks in many of our tests. One thing I really noticed when testing the Vector was how constant the data transfer was, it did not jump around a lot at all. This really says a lot for the Barefoot 3 controller. 

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January 04, 2013

TechPowerUp

In our testing, we see the Vector 256 GB cruise past most other drives, no matter which controller they use. Our MySQL enterprise testing also shows that the drive delivers leading performance with high numbers of connected clients, which means its controller architecture should also do well in the enterprise market.

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January 04, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

The Vector stands out with IOPS and great performance in daily use. With read and write speeds of 562MB/s and 513MB/s read and write in ATTO it is 2.5 times faster than our reference HDD.

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January 04, 2013

HW-Journal (Germany)

With the Vector and its Barefoot 3 controller OCZ seems have done everything right. Whether it is a synthetic benchmark or a daily usage benchmark, the Vector always manages to end up on top. We are completely convinced of the quality of the drive, and because it has outdone itself in all respects we are proud to give it our first ever Platinum award.

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January 02, 2013

PC World

Test by test, the Vector did well. The Vector was the only model in our December 2012 SSD roundup to give the Samsung 840 Pro a run for its money. The competition was fierce. If you're an enthusiast looking for top performance, this is a drive you should be thinking about.

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January 02, 2013

KitGuru: Best SSD of 2012

Choosing this winner is pure science. You can beat the scores using RAID arrays, but in a straight head-2-head fight, the winner is the 256GB OCZ Vector. While OCZ’s own Octane drives can take up to 20 seconds to load STALKER, the Vector manages it in just 15 seconds.

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January 02, 2013

OC Station (Thailand)

We have tested OCZ Vector 256GB and we find this SSD amazingly great. The results from all the tests, honestly, Vector is considered the best SSD OC station has reviewed this year. You won’t be disappointed at it.

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January 02, 2013

Eteknix

Quality comes first and that has been made clear, with price and performance coming next to offer a top drive with a fair price point. Bottom line, OCZ have pushed the bar up once again and the first new controller...and its integration into the Vector is proving so far to be a big success, giving us the all new yard-stick to play with.

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January 02, 2013

Expreview (China)

OCZ's homegrown Barefoot 3 controller brings Vector's extremely fast seq read/write speed and great random write performance, the overall scores in expertview labis great.

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January 02, 2013

Guanghua (Taiwan)

For the users who want to upgrade the performance of system, OCZ Vector is the best choice to choose!

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January 01, 2013

PC Mag

PC Mag reviews the Vector SSD and awards it a "Good" Editor's rating

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January 01, 2013

Hardware (Norway): SSD of the Year

The Vector has helped to mark the start of a whole new generation of SSDs. It sets the proper speed for the machine, and in recent weeks had a price drop makes it a good buy.

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December 31, 2012

PC'ADV (Taiwan)

You can set your mind at rest on Vector and just enjoy the pleasure in the high performance! In the official data, Vector is more steady than other SSDs and still has 5 years warranty. That’s really appealing than other SSDs. Barefoot 3 can substantially increase the performance of the SSD.

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December 26, 2012

PC Home (China)

OCZ Vector has great improvement of seq read/write and 4K QD32 performance than Vertex 4 in CDM/ATTO test. Vector 256GB AS SSD overall scores is amazing 1212 that is 9% higher than Vertex 4 and only few SSDs to break 1000 points.

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December 26, 2012

Custom PC

"OCZ one-ups Samsung in the SSD arms race. The Vector is a phenomenally quick drive, and we’re thoroughly impressed with its ability to maintain its performance.”

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December 21, 2012

DinSide (Norway)

"The performance is absolutely top class; it is about 10 percent faster than the previously tested Vertex 4. The nice thing is that both the sequential and random performance is flawless, so this will work excellent both as a system drive, secondary drive, or in a portable enclosure - even for the most demanding applications.”

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December 21, 2012

Hardware Upgrade (Italy)

"The in-house designed Vector has shown a remarkable performance across the board. This is also confirmed by the speed of 500MB/s that it achieved in AS SSD. It is even able to process highly fragmented data; the write performance is well above any of its competitors”

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December 19, 2012

Pure PC (Poland)

“Vector 256 GB OCZ is a very powerful SSD. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller performed very well in the real-life tests, and we look forward to the further developments of this technology. All in all, the Vector is indeed faster than the Vertex 4 and a perfect solution for home and professional use.”

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December 18, 2012

Unlimit PC (Thailand)

“This is the OCZ VECTOR SATA III SSD. It’s indeed faster then the rest of the SSD in the market. OCZ Vector testing is an amazing experience and doesn’t not disappoint our lab testing.”

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December 17, 2012

Complete TV (Thailand)

“The Vector is done perfectly. This Vector drive is super impressive with its overall performance way better than previous generation. Vector is definitely perfect for work too with its blazing data transferring in both reads and writes.”

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December 17, 2012

VmodTech (Thailand)

"OCZ Vector SSD no doubt has excellent read and write performance. If you are looking for a strong and powerful SSD, Vector is definitely the choice."

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December 17, 2012

VmodTech

OCZ Vector SSD no doubt has excellent read and write performance. If you are looking for a strong and powerful SSD, Vector is definitely the choice.

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December 17, 2012

Sweclockers (Sweden)

OCZ Vector peaks across all the tests and it is especially strong on write performance at higher queue-depths. It passes our torture tests brilliantly. Overall the OCZ Vector feels sharp and responsive. OCZ Vector provides stable rates in the SSD top class and is an excellent choice for any performance addict.

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December 13, 2012

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

Vector, the most Impeccable SSD was born. It’s really amazing that a SSD can got such a high score in both writes and reads.

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December 12, 2012

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

Vector, the most Impeccable SSD was born. It’s really amazing that a SSD can got such a high score in both writes and reads.

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December 12, 2012

CNET

If you're looking for a fast SSD for your system, be it a Windows computer or a Mac, the OCZ Vector would make an excellent choice, as far as performance is concerned. The OCZ Vector is fast. In fact it's the fastest in my tests, in terms of data transfer.

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December 11, 2012

Lab 501 (Romania)

Our test winner today is undoubtedly the OCZ Vector 256GB offering 16GB of extra storage capacity and a performance bonus of 5-15% - depending on the application.

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December 11, 2012

Gamezoom (Austria)

With the new Vector series OCZ is back on top of the SSD performance charts with excellent read and write speed and very low access times. The build quality, accessories, and real world performance make the Vector series impossible to miss.

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December 10, 2012

Real World Labs

Today Vector dominated from start to finish and equaled SandForce with data on array fill testing which we consider the most important test we run. We feel Vector is a must own drive so get out there and buy yourself a couple today and live life in the fastest lane to date.

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December 10, 2012

Gamezoom (Germany)

With the new Vector series OCZ is back on top of the SSD performance charts with excellent read and write speed and very low access times. The build quality, accessories, and real world performance make the Vector series impossible to miss.

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December 10, 2012

MicroComputer (China)

Overall, Vector SSD has powerful performance

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December 07, 2012

TweakPC (Germany)

“OCZ’s Vector is much more than just another fast SSD. In fact, with it, OCZ has joined the small list of independent SSD manufacturers that have true in-house technology which will give them a significant competitive edge for the future...it offers the complete package. We give the Vector our Performance Award.”

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December 06, 2012

01net. (France)

Being victorious, the Vector takes the lead in the group of the best SSD in the 240 and 256GB segment, leaving behind Vertex 4, M5 and Neutron Pro GTX. It is not only very fast, but also the speeds are well balanced between read and write performance.

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December 05, 2012

PC Online (Japan)

“OCZ Vector has great improvement for its performance and delivers 510MB/s in read and 508.3MB/s in write in CDM; especially the outstanding seq read speed 510MB/s and 416MB/s in 512KB read both exceed the already good Vertex 4 near 100Mb/s!”

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December 05, 2012

Hispazone (Spain)

OCZ has the best SSD in the market today, or at least the best we’ve ever tried at our lab. OCZ have today, which I consider the best package in the market

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December 03, 2012

ProHardver (Hungary)

The Vector is undoubtedly a very fast SSD. Focussing on the write performance it is the fastest we have seen to date. The new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller performed very well throughout all of our tests.

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December 03, 2012

ComputerBild (Germany)

OCZ has revealed its latest Vector series and it seems to have it all; it outperforms all other models tested to date. Thanks to the new Barefoot 3 controller it is able to show an even higher performance. Vector achieved very good results.

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December 03, 2012

Hardwareluxx (Germany)

Vector: a breath of fresh air. The Vector series is without question a very interesting product. Not only because it is new, but also because for the first time OCZ brings complete in-house developed SSD to the market. The innovative technology in the Vector is a very welcome development and has also proven to be quite competitive.

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December 03, 2012

SSDSAMO (Korea)

“We can easily see from the performance results, Vector shows the performance that is 14% more than M5 Pro series. This is definitely an upgraded model from last generation and Vector also shows similar performance result better than Samsung 840 pro series. OCZ’s Vector is leading performance of this industry.”

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December 03, 2012

Hardwarezone (Singapore)

In terms of performance, the OCZ Vector is easily one of the fastest drives in the market now.

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December 03, 2012

Maximum PC

The final result then is the OCZ drive freaking rocks. It’s one of the fastest SSDs we’ve ever seen and it performed impressively in every single test we ran. There is very little for us to complain about, which is rare. That said, the Vector is a victor this time around. And you have our clearance to use it in your rig.

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November 28, 2012

Anandtech

With the Vector, OCZ has built a price and performance competitor to Samsung's SSD 840 Pro. Overall I'm impressed. It's a huge improvement over the already good Vertex 4, and manages to compete in a different league. OCZ's Vector appears to have the advantage when it comes to worst case performance and IO consistency.

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November 28, 2012

Next Hardware (Italy)

"The OCZ Vector succeeds in reaching performance levels never seen before complemented by a sustainability that you would normally expect in an enterprise environment, yet still affordable for the normal consumer. OCZ has now put all the pieces of the puzzle together and created a product that is close to perfection.

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November 28, 2012

PC World (Norway)

"Building on about 500 MB/s on sequential read and write performance, the OCZ Vector puts itself right n the top. The are quite a few drives in this segment but some stay behind against the Vector on write performance. Overall, the OCZ Vector and Samsung 840 Pro are now the two fastest SSD's on the market. The difference between the two is very small and in fact the choice would be really either one when it comes to the performance." 

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November 28, 2012

PC SK (Slovakia)

The Vector crushed the competition in almost all tests, regardless of the compressibility of the files. For our durability we ran several tests between the Vector and the Plextor M5 and while the M5 shows a significant drop the Vector’s background garbage collection gradually increases the performance over time. With this performance and its 5 year warranty the Vector has no real competitor and as such receives our Editor’s Choice award.

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November 28, 2012

Noticias 3D (Spain)

"The Vector data obtained excellent performance in both reading and writing as sustained 4K random and sequential, and most important of all marks overall performance, a spectacular IOPS. With that in mind it also builds on: TRIM support, thin case design (7 mm, compatible with all environments), all the advantages of the SSD, the controller completely new and designed for more optimal use including very low power consumption

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November 28, 2012

F Center (Russia)

“The new Barefoot 3 controller is able achieve even more impressive results. Especially when writing data the Vector is one of the best drives. Through the in-house development OCZ is able to offer a high quality product with an attractive price. We currently rate the Vector above any other we have tested so far.”

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November 28, 2012

Hardware.no (Norway)

"The write speed is significantly impressive, and in other tests is it able to perform well above what competitors have managed to whip up. This can be seen as a confirmation of OCZ's assertion that it is designed to deliver the best of both worlds: evenly spread performance over wide range of tasks, and to be a product with high performance capabilities - without focusing exclusively on one of these.”

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November 28, 2012

PC World (France)

"The manufacturer does not only have a high performance but also comes with an extensive warranty and very well equipped to strive for the big audience. The acquisition of Indilinx and PLX have obviously been successful moves for the company and have now led to a performance level that we should expect from them. The Vector will not come for free of course but it is very fast and definitely worthy of our award."

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November 28, 2012

Ocaholic (Switzerland)

"If you're looking for one of the fastest SSDs out there, then you should definitely consider the OCZ Vector. The performance you get from this drive is on a highly competitive level. Furthermore you get this very high performance over all different block sizes and it also doesn't matter if data is compressible or not. But in the end there is more than just performance where an SSD should shine bright, there is also reliability and with the Vector you get five years of warranty, which no other manufacturer is outperforming these days."

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November 28, 2012

PC POP (China)

“OCZ Vector delivers No.1 read/write performance for non-compressed data in ATTO, AS SSD, CDM tests and we can’t find any SATA-based SSD speed over it in the market!! Vector is the king of IOPS up to 93000/83000 4K IOPS and takes the industry leading place. In AS SSD overall scores Vector is still the No.1 scores in the SSD market and easily breaking 1000 points that no other brand drives can reach.”

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November 28, 2012

ZOL (China)

OCZ Vector overall score is 1209 in AS SSD test, we can hardly find any drive scores over 1200 in the market to show its excellent performance! The new Barefoot 3 controller brings 25nm NAND to best performance and has great improvement on the IOPS and excellent random read/write speed. In 4 different SSD usage rates, OCZ Vector continuously shows very high read/write speed to prove its sustained superb performance.

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November 28, 2012

Overclock Zone (Thailand)

“OCZ Vector 256GB owns blazing speed and awesome performance. It’s very stably performed.OCZ Vector 256GB is truly one of the best drives our lab has ever tested. Both huge files and small files data transferring remain incredibly stable and continue to be stable even through long periods of heavy use. OCZ Vector 256GB has excellent performance and testing the drive is the coolest experience ever.”

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November 28, 2012

Tweak Town

OCZ Technology's new Vector is the new king of IOPS. OCZ raised the bar with the Vector... again. Vector is faster than the previous generation drives...through process of elimination that makes it one of the highest performing SSDs available on the market today.

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November 27, 2012

MyCE

Each year they manage to bring out a new state of the art SSD, and not only that, each generation is faster and more durable. OCZ also seem to know exactly what is required with regard to an SSD’s performance profile...the Vector just oozes quality. The OCZ Vector goes like a bat out of hell, and during the testing period proved to be 100% stable, and reliable.

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November 27, 2012

Legit Reviews

OCZ has finally pulled the cover off of their very own Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller found within their new Vector Series drives and appears to have hit a home run with very fast and consistent performance.

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November 27, 2012

Tech Spot

OCZ has impressed us with the Vector, unlike almost all SSDs that we have reviewed in the past the performance was consistently strong. The Vector was always very close to the top of our graphs and was overall one of the fastest drives we have tested.

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November 27, 2012

Tech Report

Indilinx's next-gen SSD controller makes its long-awaited debut in OCZ Vector SSD, and it looks like the chip was worth the wait. Simply put, the Vector is one of the fastest SSDs ever to land in our labs. It posted the best performance we've ever measured in a number of tests and easily claimed the top spot in our overall performance index. More impressive is the fact that the drive is competitive regardless of whether the I/O consists of sequential, random, read, or write requests. The Vector's performance is very well balanced.

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November 27, 2012

PC Perspective

The OCZ Vector astonished me with its throughput, sheer IOPS performance, and low latency. Tackling the challenges of in-house production has definitely paid off for them. Provided the price remains as low as OCZ promises, I will be recommending the Vector to many a PC builder....the Vector appears to be a clear choice for the masses to enjoy.

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November 27, 2012

Hot Hardware

We think OCZ has a heck of a product on their hands with the Vector. Not only was it one of the fastest drives we’ve tested, it was also one of the most consistent. Factor in a very good warranty and OCZ’s historic commitment to supporting their solid state drives and there’s a whole lot to like here.

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November 27, 2012

SSD Review

Performance for the OCZ Vector is one of the highest we have tested to date. Sustained performance along with an endurance guarantee are not much spoken of in the consumer SSD arena.

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November 27, 2012

X-bit Labs

The new Vector offers unprecedented performance and competes successfully against the best contemporary SSDs, especially in those usage scenarios that require writing large amounts of data. Summing up all the results of our today’s test session we are proud to award the new OCZ Technology Vector drive with our Editor’s Choice title. OCZ Vector is one of the fastest SSDs with SATA 6 Gbps interface with unprecedented market potential.

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November 27, 2012

Tom's Hardware

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November 27, 2012

Storage Review

The OCZ Vector is a top-performing SSD that brings stability and support advantages to the table as well, thanks to OCZ's in-house controller and firmware package.

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November 27, 2012

Hardware Heaven

"For performance the Vector 256GB looks to improve on the Vertex 4 and it does so across our tests. Whether that is through maxing out in raw speed or reducing real world file transfer times the drive shows noticeable improvements over OCZ last generation. Back this with the 5-year warranty and an excellent support forum and OCZ have a great all round product in the Vector."

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November 27, 2012

Hard OCP

OCZ has finally reached the finish line in its quest for building its own controller, and it delivers excellent performance across the board in the OCZ Vector SSD. The Barefoot 3 controller is designed to perform well in steady state and delivers on that promise. The OCZ Vector simply shined in our testing and looks to be a solid enthusiast value at the proposed pricing.

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November 27, 2012

Hardware Canucks

OCZ’s new Vector takes the Vertex 4’s far-reaching abilities and ups the ante with better long term performance and stability. The Barefoot 3 controller is nearly everything we could possibly want to see in a next generation controller. It offers blistering performance, can take care of itself without capacity being lost to over provisioning and most importantly it remains fast for the long haul.

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November 27, 2012

Guru3D

"The overall read performance is good, the trace and IOPS tests are exceptional and the sustained reads are good. If IOPS matter to you for say database utilization then again this is a segment where the Vector SSD is very strong. Where the Vector seems to go off charts is the overall write performance, as that's just very good."

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November 27, 2012

Kit Guru

“The latest Indilinx Barefoot 3 is truly an exceptional controller and the Vector drive is a worthy successor to the Vertex family. The drive is equally capable with incompressible and compressible data, delivering class leading results. A stunning, well balanced performer that claims the Number 1 spot.”

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November 27, 2012

Hardware Info

We were impressed by the Vector, and if the price can drop a little that enthusiasm will only increase. Then again, if you want the fastest, you have to pay for it. The SSD does come with Acronis data migration software and five years of warranty. We wouldn't be surprised if the OCZ Vector remains on top for some time to come.

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November 27, 2012

The Gamer Pad

The Vector is a strong performing well-built Solid State Drive that proves OCZ still has what it takes to become the best in the market. Highly Recommended.

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North America Reviews

Maximum PC Dream Machine

Since our goal is maximum horsepower, we wanted a kick-ass SSD, but one that didn’t appear in the DM itself. So, we went with an OCZ Vector 512GB since it’s blazing fast and regularly does battle with the Samsung 840 Pro.

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December 05, 2013

Computer Ed Radio

The result is the Vector and a real win on OCZ bet it all strategy. We have seen many good SSDs over the years on this show but the Vector stands at the top of the heap with the best performance of any SSD we have looked at. Pack that speed with a 5 year warranty and you have a great SSD choice.

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August 05, 2013

CDRLabs

OCZ has knocked another one out of the park with its new Vector Series SSD. Powered by the company's own Indilinx-infused Barefoot 3 controller, the Vector combines synchronous MLC NAND with a massive cache to deliver some of the best all around performance we've seen.

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May 07, 2013

PC Wiz Kid's Tech Talk

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May 01, 2013

GND-Tech

Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the Vector. For an internal component, the level of detail that went into the design is much more than I have ever seen before on any other SSD.


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April 22, 2013

Computer Shopper

OCZ's latest high-end drive impresses in overall performance, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and professional content creators. Fastest all-around drive we've tested.

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March 25, 2013

Mac Life

The results speak for themselves. OCZ has built something terrific in-house and from the ground up with the Vector drive. If there was ever a new component that made you feel as if you had a brand-new Mac, this is it.

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March 22, 2013

PC Gamer

This is the fastest drive around right now. The Vector, then, is the outstanding drive in terms of sheer performance. And, with OCZ making reliability one of their main focuses now that they’ve got speed nailed down, it’s my pick of the current range of SSDs.

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March 21, 2013

APH Networks

Designed with quality, reliability, and stability in mind, the Indilinx Barefoot 3 powered OCZ Vector 256GB is incredibly fast not just in benchmarks, but also in real life. OCZ Vector 256GB is a solid state drive that promises to excel in every meaningful way.

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March 15, 2013

CPU Magazine

The 512GB Vector wants your windows installation. It wants your games, and it wants your apps...all of them. 

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March 15, 2013

Hi-Tech Legion

The performance of the Vector is groundbreaking, the build of the Vector is groundbreaking and the warranty and support of the Vector is groundbreaking. With the Vector, OCZ covered every angle and delivered perfectly in every respect.

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March 08, 2013

Custom PC Review

OCZ is marketing the Vector as their flagship SATA based consumer SSD and well, it simply delivers. It’s one of the highest performing SSDs on the market, and it’s capable of pushing sequential performance that pretty much saturates the SATA 3 6Gb/s interface.

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March 05, 2013

Logic Lounge

If you want the fastest, most performance driven, SSD on the market today the OCZ Vector is the SSD for you. Delivering exceptional I/O performance plus enhanced reliability and endurance, groundbreaking Vector Series SSD from OCZ is designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be all it can be.

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March 05, 2013

ProClockers

The drive crushed all others with an overwhelming difference in percentages. OCZ has shown they still have it when it comes to the new features and added technology in the Vector. Before we were lovers of the Vertex 4, but a new lover affair as started with the introduction of this drive.

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March 01, 2013

Tech Kings

OCZ's Vector SSD gives us the best all-around performance, and shines in its read-write throughput balance and especially when it encounters incompressible data. It also boasts low write amplification and improved sustained performance for intense workloads

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February 24, 2013

Overclockers Club

As the first totally in-house designed controller from OCZ, it seems to have hit on a controller that does better at managing real world usage scenarios and handling both compressible and incompressible data streams. OCZ's first Barefoot 3 controlled Vector starts off this next wave of solid state offerings with a bang.

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February 20, 2013

Icrontic

Vector and its Barefoot 3 controller have found ways to squeeze more performance out of the NAND that’s now been in use for three generations of SSDs. OCZ’s first fully in-house developed controller shows a promising future for the company and for future drives based on it.

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February 20, 2013

OCIA

We see the Vector score the fastest speeds in nearly all benchmark tests...ATTO reaches almost 560MB/s read, 537MB/s write, which is actually faster than OCZ advertises for the Vector.

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February 20, 2013

Gadget Review

The OCZ Vector is an outstanding performer. It hits and exceeds the advertised speeds, which are lofty to say the least. Plus it serves up an incredible Software suite to manage, clean and backup all your hard drives.

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February 20, 2013

BCC Hardware

OCZ has done it. They've taken their not-too-long-ago purchase of Indilinx, matured it and created a controller that does a very good job. The features of this drive are excellent and the performance is even better.

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February 15, 2013

Neoseeker

OCZ's Vector series took a huge leap forward with the introduction of the Indilinx Barefoot 3. In terms of performance the Vector not only met our expectations but far surpassed them. 

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February 06, 2013

Hardcoreware

It’s significantly better than the Samsung 830 and Crucial m4.


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February 06, 2013

Bjorn 3D

With the Vector, OCZ has given us balanced performance across all different kinds of workloads. This is the first time that an SSD ever delivers the best performance across the board. Simply put, we are quite impressed with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. The Vector is can rightfully claim the fastest SSD on the market today.

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February 04, 2013

Funkykit

I am very, very impressed by OCZ's Vector 256GB. It's my new favorite SSD of all time, which is saying something. Highly recommend it if you're in the market for a very fast SSD!

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January 28, 2013

Benchmark Reviews

The OCZ Vector SSD series reflects OCZ Technology's dedication towards product reliability, and the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller delivers usable I/O performance rather than simply generating fast file transfer speeds. Vector SSD delivers useful performance for power users and enthusiasts while still topping our performance charts in several tests.

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January 22, 2013

Think Computers

The Vector drive sits as OCZ’s new flagship drive and they definitely have a winner here. As far as performancegoes the Vector scored top marks in many of our tests. One thing I really noticed when testing the Vector was how constant the data transfer was, it did not jump around a lot at all. This really says a lot for the Barefoot 3 controller. 

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January 04, 2013

PC World

Test by test, the Vector did well. The Vector was the only model in our December 2012 SSD roundup to give the Samsung 840 Pro a run for its money. The competition was fierce. If you're an enthusiast looking for top performance, this is a drive you should be thinking about.

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January 02, 2013

PC Mag

PC Mag reviews the Vector SSD and awards it a "Good" Editor's rating

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January 01, 2013

CNET

If you're looking for a fast SSD for your system, be it a Windows computer or a Mac, the OCZ Vector would make an excellent choice, as far as performance is concerned. The OCZ Vector is fast. In fact it's the fastest in my tests, in terms of data transfer.

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December 11, 2012

Real World Labs

Today Vector dominated from start to finish and equaled SandForce with data on array fill testing which we consider the most important test we run. We feel Vector is a must own drive so get out there and buy yourself a couple today and live life in the fastest lane to date.

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December 10, 2012

Maximum PC

The final result then is the OCZ drive freaking rocks. It’s one of the fastest SSDs we’ve ever seen and it performed impressively in every single test we ran. There is very little for us to complain about, which is rare. That said, the Vector is a victor this time around. And you have our clearance to use it in your rig.

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November 28, 2012

Anandtech

With the Vector, OCZ has built a price and performance competitor to Samsung's SSD 840 Pro. Overall I'm impressed. It's a huge improvement over the already good Vertex 4, and manages to compete in a different league. OCZ's Vector appears to have the advantage when it comes to worst case performance and IO consistency.

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November 28, 2012

Tweak Town

OCZ Technology's new Vector is the new king of IOPS. OCZ raised the bar with the Vector... again. Vector is faster than the previous generation drives...through process of elimination that makes it one of the highest performing SSDs available on the market today.

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November 27, 2012

MyCE

Each year they manage to bring out a new state of the art SSD, and not only that, each generation is faster and more durable. OCZ also seem to know exactly what is required with regard to an SSD’s performance profile...the Vector just oozes quality. The OCZ Vector goes like a bat out of hell, and during the testing period proved to be 100% stable, and reliable.

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November 27, 2012

Legit Reviews

OCZ has finally pulled the cover off of their very own Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller found within their new Vector Series drives and appears to have hit a home run with very fast and consistent performance.

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November 27, 2012

Tech Spot

OCZ has impressed us with the Vector, unlike almost all SSDs that we have reviewed in the past the performance was consistently strong. The Vector was always very close to the top of our graphs and was overall one of the fastest drives we have tested.

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November 27, 2012

Tech Report

Indilinx's next-gen SSD controller makes its long-awaited debut in OCZ Vector SSD, and it looks like the chip was worth the wait. Simply put, the Vector is one of the fastest SSDs ever to land in our labs. It posted the best performance we've ever measured in a number of tests and easily claimed the top spot in our overall performance index. More impressive is the fact that the drive is competitive regardless of whether the I/O consists of sequential, random, read, or write requests. The Vector's performance is very well balanced.

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November 27, 2012

PC Perspective

The OCZ Vector astonished me with its throughput, sheer IOPS performance, and low latency. Tackling the challenges of in-house production has definitely paid off for them. Provided the price remains as low as OCZ promises, I will be recommending the Vector to many a PC builder....the Vector appears to be a clear choice for the masses to enjoy.

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November 27, 2012

Hot Hardware

We think OCZ has a heck of a product on their hands with the Vector. Not only was it one of the fastest drives we’ve tested, it was also one of the most consistent. Factor in a very good warranty and OCZ’s historic commitment to supporting their solid state drives and there’s a whole lot to like here.

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November 27, 2012

SSD Review

Performance for the OCZ Vector is one of the highest we have tested to date. Sustained performance along with an endurance guarantee are not much spoken of in the consumer SSD arena.

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November 27, 2012

X-bit Labs

The new Vector offers unprecedented performance and competes successfully against the best contemporary SSDs, especially in those usage scenarios that require writing large amounts of data. Summing up all the results of our today’s test session we are proud to award the new OCZ Technology Vector drive with our Editor’s Choice title. OCZ Vector is one of the fastest SSDs with SATA 6 Gbps interface with unprecedented market potential.

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November 27, 2012

Tom's Hardware

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November 27, 2012

Storage Review

The OCZ Vector is a top-performing SSD that brings stability and support advantages to the table as well, thanks to OCZ's in-house controller and firmware package.

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November 27, 2012

Hard OCP

OCZ has finally reached the finish line in its quest for building its own controller, and it delivers excellent performance across the board in the OCZ Vector SSD. The Barefoot 3 controller is designed to perform well in steady state and delivers on that promise. The OCZ Vector simply shined in our testing and looks to be a solid enthusiast value at the proposed pricing.

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November 27, 2012

Hardware Canucks

OCZ’s new Vector takes the Vertex 4’s far-reaching abilities and ups the ante with better long term performance and stability. The Barefoot 3 controller is nearly everything we could possibly want to see in a next generation controller. It offers blistering performance, can take care of itself without capacity being lost to over provisioning and most importantly it remains fast for the long haul.

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November 27, 2012

Europe Reviews

Macworld (Hungary)

Looking at our test results the winner is without a doubt the Vector. As well as confirming OCZ’s reputation for being a high-performance SSD manufacturer the drive has also shown us OCZ’s improvements with regards to offering even more reliable and compatible drives.

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December 03, 2013

Fraz PC (Poland)

The OCZ Vector receives our performance award. It especially stands out when it has to do several tasks at the same time

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October 09, 2013

Dator Magazin (Sweden)

The 128GB OCZ Vector is one of the absolute best units in its segment and well worth our recommendation.

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October 08, 2013

CHIP (Russia)

The Vector 128GB offers plenty of storage for your OS and programs and high performance regardless of the file type. With a 7mm height it can also be installed in Ultrabooks and the 3.5” adapter bracket also ensures an easy installation in a desktop computer.

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September 02, 2013

PC Mhz (Romania)

The Vector exceeded all of our expectations.

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August 29, 2013

Apple Insider (Russia)

The Vector really transforms your computer experience, if you’re looking a performance upgrade we recommend it would be to upgrade to an SSD

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August 05, 2013

PC Foster (Poland)

Despite the passing of time the Vector is still one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market. Characterized by uncompromising performance and stability it is targeted at the enthusiasts who are looking for the highest performance possible.

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August 01, 2013

PC Ekspert (Croatia)

The Vector offers a very consistent performance across the all benchmark and scenarious. In addition its 7mm casing and lower power consumption also make it very easy to use in laptops.

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August 01, 2013

Inside the Box

There is no doubt in my mind the Vector deserves a gold award. This drive would definitely perform fantastically in a high performance system. The Vector is extremely well built, made almost completely in-house and while the drive does cost a considerable premium, you do get what you pay for!

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July 24, 2013

Nordic Hardware (Sweden)

OCZ’s 128GB Vector is a true powerhouse and perfect for anyone who wants a high-performing unit, but does not need more than 100 gigabytes of storage capacity.

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July 18, 2013

The Lab (Greece)

Best of Breed. Absolutely no complaints from me.

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July 07, 2013

Rendszerigény (Hungary)

The Vector is perfect for power-hungry users.

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June 20, 2013

Blog HTPC (Spain)

We highly recommend the Vector to those who use their HTPC for more than watching videos.

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June 10, 2013

PC Centre (Poland)

The Vector 128GB is a great drive with a very complete bundle, worth recommending to anybody who is looking for an allround high performance drive.

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June 05, 2013

Computerbild (Gemany)

With a read and write speed of 504 MB/s and 480 MB/s the Vector 256GB was the highest performing SSD in our roundup.

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May 28, 2013

PC Welt (Germany)

The Vector performed very well in our daily usage benchmarks, even setting a new record of copying a 4.2GB DVD in 19 seconds. All in all the Vector is a record breaking drive with great accessories.

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May 27, 2013

Inside Geeks (Portugal)

With the Vector OCZ once again demonstrates its ability to innovate with high performance and astonishing access times.

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May 22, 2013

GameStar (Germany)

With outstanding performance and a bundle that includes a 5-year warranty the Vector is a very interesting product.

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May 15, 2013

Games (Lithuania)

This is one of the few real candidates if you’re looking for a fast and reliable SSD.

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May 10, 2013

PCgo (Germany)

The Vector stands out because of its excellent read and write speeds and incredibly low access times.

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May 07, 2013

Gamers (Austria)

With a guaranteed 20GB of writes for 5 years we find the Vector to be the perfect solution for gaming and multimedia systems.

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May 07, 2013

Benchmark (Poland)

The Vector performed very well in our standard, as well as our gaming computer. Above all it also showed a very stable performance throughout the month of testing.

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May 01, 2013

PC-MAX (Germany)

The Vector deserves our recommendation because of its top performance and very complete bundle.

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May 01, 2013

Ferra (Russia)

One of the most attractive drives in the Performance segment.

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May 01, 2013

Habrahabr (Russia)

We praise OCZ for making the move towards an in-house controller. OCZ’s Vector proved to be very competitive.

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May 01, 2013

NoNaME (Russia)

High performance and a decent capacity at an affordable price.

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May 01, 2013

CHIP (Russia)

A fast SSD based on new Indilinx controller; Barefoot 3.

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May 01, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

A very good SSD worthy of our Top Product Award.

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April 26, 2013

Elektronic Test (Denmark)

I've tested a lot of OCZ SSDs, but this is the best and coolest I've ever tested.

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April 23, 2013

PC Magazin (Germany)

With a score of 95/100, the OCZ Vector is a fast heavyweight

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April 23, 2013

Fudzilla

OCZ Vector simply has superior maximum performance both in read and write scenarios. OCZ can be really proud of the Vector. It is a real success. With its first in-house Barefoot 3 controller it can only get better and we surely can’t wait to see what the future will bring. 

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April 18, 2013

IgelIce (Germany)

What makes the Vector stand out from other OCZ drives is its in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller. In our tests the drive displayed very high, stable, and reliable results. Because of its overall performance it is we can comfortably recommend the Vector.

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April 18, 2013

Xtreme Hardware (Italy)

In all of our tests the Vector performed very well making it one of the fastest drives tested by us so far. The high quality of the drive is also reflected in the used components and the 7mm casing also makes it perfect for use in notebooks.

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April 10, 2013

Info Magazine (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

This is without doubt the fastest SSD we've tested so far. Although we have said this several times before it also illustrates what is happening in this segment of the IT-market. The fact remains though that those who seek the best should look no further.

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April 05, 2013

Greek Hardware Zone

Performance wise the Vector can easily match if not outperform the other models within the top segment of the market. With the Vector OCZ once again steps up its game with a drive that won’t disappoint.

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April 03, 2013

PC Professionale (Italy)

Vector features higher specifications than seen before offering 100,000 IOPS and excellent random read and write speeds positioning it as a true high performance SSD. Given attractive price it should appeal to many users who currently will also receive a free copy of the game Far Cry 3.

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April 03, 2013

Technews (Lithuania)

What we experienced today proves that the Vector is more than worthy of being named a full-fledged successor to the Vertex 4. It has all it takes to be one of the fastest if not the fastest SSD available on the market. With improved reliability and performance we give the Vector our Top Choice award.

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April 02, 2013

Computer (Czech Republic)

Throughout our tests the Vector’s displayed very fast sequential write speeds making it stand out from the competition. Furthermore, it also did very well when reading small tests.All in all this is a really good drive for a good price

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April 01, 2013

Insomnia (Greece)

Looking at all the results, it makes the Vector one of the best SSD’s in the world. And based on the great reliability of the drive and the OCZ support combined with the affordable price, the OCZ Vector is our first choice. The new controller, exquisite build quality, outstanding performance levels and, equally important, the affordable price make the OCZ Vector earn our ‘Gold Award’

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April 01, 2013

By The Way (Greece)

The Vector, based upon the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, certainly shows what it is made off. Next to displaying a remarkable performance in the ATTO and CrystalDiskMark benchmarks it showed a staggering write speed of 493 MB/s in AS-SSD. With the Vector Windows 7 will be greatly accelerated leading to a great overall user experience. The Vector and is worth every penny and deserves our Very Fast Award.

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April 01, 2013

BUG (Croatia)

The Vector even outperformed the last year’s top performing model; OCZ’s Vertex 4. With that being said we also high recommend it to anyone looking for ultimate performance.

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March 28, 2013

Expert Reviews (United Kingdom)

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March 27, 2013

Computerbase (Germany)

The random read and write performance also remained very high, even when we put it through our heavy load test. All in all, the Vector delivers a great performance which should appeal to regular users as well as the computer enthusiasts.

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March 26, 2013

CDRInfo (Greece)

The Vector SSD excelled in almost any test we put it through: it offered fast sequential read/write speeds, great performance with small file threaded requests, very fast performance with small random files and high queue depths as well as low access times. Adding to all these a 5-year warranty and you have possibly the best SATA SSD made so far.

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March 22, 2013

Hardware-Test (Denmark): Product of the Year

Looking back at a purgatory of benchmark tests on the OCZ Vector 256GB, the SSD showed a lot of great results. In addition to the excellent test results, this is a product that has been incredibly well designed, determined to belong in a high-end gaming set-up or media center that always needs to be in super shape

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March 20, 2013

Tweak (Denmark)

The Vector certainly does not disappoint. The performance is fantastic and slightly above the advertised speeds. You have no doubt that you are faced with quality results product in hand and the accessory pack is very complete. Especially when considering the price we find this to be a very nice SSD which is why we give it our Great product award.

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March 15, 2013

Techstation (Italy)

The new Vector certainly has all that it takes to be the best SSD on the market. Performance wise it is certainly among the top models but it also comes with a very complete bundle and with that said, it receives our maximum score.

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March 15, 2013

CHIP (Italy)

Our test results have shown that the Vector is more than capable to take on the best SSDs available and compared to Vertex 4 we notice a further improvement in access times as well as the energy consumption.This is an excellent product

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March 15, 2013

Madshrimps (Belgium)

The new Vector SSD from OCZ sports the Barefoot 3 controller and succeeds to wipe the floor with most other models we have tested so far, from other manufacturers.

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March 14, 2013

Svet Hardware (Czech Republic)

Next to offering a very high performance the Vector series displayed a sustainable performance which put many of the other drives to shame. Because of this the Vector drives deserve our Excellence award.

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March 13, 2013

Easycom (Ukraine)

With the Vector series OCZ has introduced a good and competitive product, mainly made possible through the use of their in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller. The measured read and write speeds for that matter are very high, even when compared to other SSDs. It truly is one of the best drives in its segment.

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March 13, 2013

CHIP (Germany)

OCZ manages to break the stronghold that Samsung has on the top-3 positions of our SSD rating list. The new hero product from OCZ offers high sustainable performance, a 5-year warranty, and a high quality design and casing. In our tests the Vector 256GB showed amazing read and write speeds and it performs better than any other SSD.

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March 13, 2013

PC Assemblage (France)

The Vector performed very well and once again confirmed that there is still room for improvement on a practical level. We were not only able to confirm the advertised speeds but also measure very high random write speeds which were unlike any that we have seen so far.

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March 07, 2013

TechZine (Netherlands)

The results in PC Mark Vantage for the matter are remarkable. At its current price it offers some serious value for your money and because of that we give it our Gold Award.

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March 06, 2013

Computer Magazine (Czech Republic)

As part of an SSD-buyers guide, the Vector stands out as one of the newer more affordable models currently available.

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March 05, 2013

PC Magazine (Greece)

Thanks to its 100% in-house designed controller the Vector was able to reach incredible speeds including a write performance of 543MB/s. By setting new records in several benchmarks and showing a great overall performance it truly belongs amongst the fastest SSDs currently available.

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March 03, 2013

PC Format (United Kingdom)

OCZ Vector 256GB: Quite possibly the quickest SATA SSD we’ve ever laid data on

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March 01, 2013

Overclockers Tech (United Kingdom)

The Vector SSD is the fasted drive we have seen as far as read performance goes...I highly recommend you give them a serious look for your next SSD purchase. Based on performance, innovative design, and the bundled Acronis software, it’s easy to give the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD our Gold Award!

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March 01, 2013

Tech Radar (United Kingdom)

For writes OCZ absolutely blows Samsung away. Put all our results together and you have to conclude that the Vector might just be the fastest SSD on the market right now.

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March 01, 2013

PC Tuning (Czech Republic)

While the Vector showed excellent access times regardless of the compressibility of the files on our AMD platform, it truly shows its full potential on an Intel platform.

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February 27, 2013

OverclockersTech

The Vector SSD is the fasted drive we have seen as far as read performance goes...I highly recommend you give them a serious look for your next SSD purchase. Based on performance, innovative design, and the bundled Acronis software, it’s easy to give the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD our Gold Award!

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February 22, 2013

PC Format

OCZ Vector 256GB: Quite possibly the quickest SATA SSD we’ve ever laid data on.

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February 22, 2013

Hexus (United Kingdom)

The Vector Series is undoubtedly OCZ's finest SSD to date, delivering excellent all-round performance irrespective of data type and impressively managing to sustain high speeds in worst-case scenarios.

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February 19, 2013

PC&Tech Authority Magazine

The Vector marks the debut of a new controller that is 100% OCZ hardware and firmware. The results are impressive indeed

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February 04, 2013

Monitor Magazine (Slovenia)

One of the things that stands out with OCZ Vector is its sustained performance over longer periods of full load as its writing and reading capabilities don't wear off. The garbage collection algorithm seems to be doing a wonderful job at that. We were also very impressed by the 4K blocks writing speeds as the drive outperformed all the current competitors in this test by quite a large margin.

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February 04, 2013

B!T (Portugal)

Just when we thought all was said and done for 2012 with regards to SSDs OCZ proves us wrong. With the introduction of the Vector which uses their first ever in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller OCZ once again steps up to the plate and shows a very impressive performance.

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January 31, 2013

Moj Mikro (Slovenia)

We commend the Vector for being a very reliable and because of this we are confident in the 5-year warranty that OCZ provides with this product.We can therefore say that it is perfect for every day use and a similar thing can be said about the synthetic test results.

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January 31, 2013

Tweakers (Netherlands)

In AS-SSD, the Vector in particular stands out through its strong random write performance and is also able to show a speed of just over 60 MB/s. On an overall scale it is also the most consistent drive of all that simply can do no wrong as it is always among the top performers regardless of what benchmark we use.

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January 31, 2013

Bits 'n Chips (Italy)

Where other drives performed differently depending on the file type, the Vector has does not share this attribute. The Vector finished our copy file test in an incredible time unlike ever seen before and the AS-SSD results are unlike any we have seen in our lab so far.

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January 31, 2013

Mod Your Case (Germany)

Our results show that the in-house designed Vector from OCZ is an immediate hit. The Barefoot controller is not only able to delivery very high speeds but also very low access times. It performs very well in all benchmarks and better than all the SSDs that we have tested so far.

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January 25, 2013

PC Experience (Germany)

The Vector stands out in being able to offer very sustainable performance as the TRIM command and garbage collection are more efficient than any of the other drives that we have tested. However, it is also able to deliver very high sequential and 4k read and write speeds which are quite astonishing...No other drive tested by our lab has been able to been able to do so.

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January 22, 2013

Hexus

The Vector Series is undoubtedly OCZ's finest SSD to date, delivering excellent all-round performance irrespective of data type and impressively managing to sustain high speeds in worst-case scenarios.

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January 22, 2013

The Overclocker Magazine

The Barefoot 3 controller is thus far the best showing of this union and we have to say it’s very impressive, easily the most impressive SSD from OCZ to date. The Vector is likely the fastest drive on the market or at the very least in the top three fastest consumer SSDs.

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January 17, 2013

Vortez

The performance gains offered up by OCZ Vector are obviously evident by the benchmark results on the preceding pages. Vector consistently pushes other SSDs out of the way and asserts itself as the clear winner. Seldom do we find such good performance in a vast range of scenarios but the Vector drive certainly achieved this and more.

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January 16, 2013

Hardware-Mag (Germany)

In addition it also performed very well in our daily usage tests, and backed by a 5 year warranty and available at a very attractive price it is a very interesting product.

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January 16, 2013

C't Magazine (Germany)

Compared to the other SSDs we were also quite impressed by the read and write IOPS performance of 80,000 and 67,000. With the introduction of the Vector OCZ joins the ranks of controller manufacturers and is able to offer a highly competitive drive.

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January 16, 2013

WASD (Romania)

The random 4k read and write IOPS get up to 100,000 and 95,000 which is far more than the 90,000 and 45,000 IOPS from our reference SSD. This also makes the Vector immediately into one of the fastest SSDs currently available.

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January 14, 2013

Cowcotland (France)

With Vector, OCZ offers us a very interesting SSD, which is better balanced than any of its other models, an ideal storage solution.

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January 10, 2013

PC World (Hungary)

If you want have a high performance drive that is backed by strong product support we recommend the Vector.

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January 10, 2013

Gamestar (Hungary)

We have to give credit to OCZ’s engineers for their work. The peak performance is amazing, but this drive truly excels when faced with everyday tasks. Compared to the Vertex 4 it is about 25% faster. We have no doubt that it is worth the investment.

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January 10, 2013

Notebookcheck (Austria)

The Vector OCZ’s first high end SSD based upon an in-house designed controller and the measured performance is quite impressive.

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January 08, 2013

HWBox (Greece)

It is without a doubt one of the fastest drives on the market, even surpassing its high-performance competitor from Samsung in some of the benchmarks.

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January 08, 2013

TechPowerUp

In our testing, we see the Vector 256 GB cruise past most other drives, no matter which controller they use. Our MySQL enterprise testing also shows that the drive delivers leading performance with high numbers of connected clients, which means its controller architecture should also do well in the enterprise market.

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January 04, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

The Vector stands out with IOPS and great performance in daily use. With read and write speeds of 562MB/s and 513MB/s read and write in ATTO it is 2.5 times faster than our reference HDD.

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January 04, 2013

HW-Journal (Germany)

With the Vector and its Barefoot 3 controller OCZ seems have done everything right. Whether it is a synthetic benchmark or a daily usage benchmark, the Vector always manages to end up on top. We are completely convinced of the quality of the drive, and because it has outdone itself in all respects we are proud to give it our first ever Platinum award.

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January 02, 2013

KitGuru: Best SSD of 2012

Choosing this winner is pure science. You can beat the scores using RAID arrays, but in a straight head-2-head fight, the winner is the 256GB OCZ Vector. While OCZ’s own Octane drives can take up to 20 seconds to load STALKER, the Vector manages it in just 15 seconds.

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January 02, 2013

Eteknix

Quality comes first and that has been made clear, with price and performance coming next to offer a top drive with a fair price point. Bottom line, OCZ have pushed the bar up once again and the first new controller...and its integration into the Vector is proving so far to be a big success, giving us the all new yard-stick to play with.

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January 02, 2013

Hardware (Norway): SSD of the Year

The Vector has helped to mark the start of a whole new generation of SSDs. It sets the proper speed for the machine, and in recent weeks had a price drop makes it a good buy.

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December 31, 2012

Custom PC

"OCZ one-ups Samsung in the SSD arms race. The Vector is a phenomenally quick drive, and we’re thoroughly impressed with its ability to maintain its performance.”

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December 21, 2012

DinSide (Norway)

"The performance is absolutely top class; it is about 10 percent faster than the previously tested Vertex 4. The nice thing is that both the sequential and random performance is flawless, so this will work excellent both as a system drive, secondary drive, or in a portable enclosure - even for the most demanding applications.”

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December 21, 2012

Hardware Upgrade (Italy)

"The in-house designed Vector has shown a remarkable performance across the board. This is also confirmed by the speed of 500MB/s that it achieved in AS SSD. It is even able to process highly fragmented data; the write performance is well above any of its competitors”

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December 19, 2012

Pure PC (Poland)

“Vector 256 GB OCZ is a very powerful SSD. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller performed very well in the real-life tests, and we look forward to the further developments of this technology. All in all, the Vector is indeed faster than the Vertex 4 and a perfect solution for home and professional use.”

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December 18, 2012

Sweclockers (Sweden)

OCZ Vector peaks across all the tests and it is especially strong on write performance at higher queue-depths. It passes our torture tests brilliantly. Overall the OCZ Vector feels sharp and responsive. OCZ Vector provides stable rates in the SSD top class and is an excellent choice for any performance addict.

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December 13, 2012

Lab 501 (Romania)

Our test winner today is undoubtedly the OCZ Vector 256GB offering 16GB of extra storage capacity and a performance bonus of 5-15% - depending on the application.

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December 11, 2012

Gamezoom (Austria)

With the new Vector series OCZ is back on top of the SSD performance charts with excellent read and write speed and very low access times. The build quality, accessories, and real world performance make the Vector series impossible to miss.

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December 10, 2012

Gamezoom (Germany)

With the new Vector series OCZ is back on top of the SSD performance charts with excellent read and write speed and very low access times. The build quality, accessories, and real world performance make the Vector series impossible to miss.

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December 10, 2012

TweakPC (Germany)

“OCZ’s Vector is much more than just another fast SSD. In fact, with it, OCZ has joined the small list of independent SSD manufacturers that have true in-house technology which will give them a significant competitive edge for the future...it offers the complete package. We give the Vector our Performance Award.”

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December 06, 2012

01net. (France)

Being victorious, the Vector takes the lead in the group of the best SSD in the 240 and 256GB segment, leaving behind Vertex 4, M5 and Neutron Pro GTX. It is not only very fast, but also the speeds are well balanced between read and write performance.

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December 05, 2012

Hispazone (Spain)

OCZ has the best SSD in the market today, or at least the best we’ve ever tried at our lab. OCZ have today, which I consider the best package in the market

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December 03, 2012

ProHardver (Hungary)

The Vector is undoubtedly a very fast SSD. Focussing on the write performance it is the fastest we have seen to date. The new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller performed very well throughout all of our tests.

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December 03, 2012

ComputerBild (Germany)

OCZ has revealed its latest Vector series and it seems to have it all; it outperforms all other models tested to date. Thanks to the new Barefoot 3 controller it is able to show an even higher performance. Vector achieved very good results.

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December 03, 2012

Hardwareluxx (Germany)

Vector: a breath of fresh air. The Vector series is without question a very interesting product. Not only because it is new, but also because for the first time OCZ brings complete in-house developed SSD to the market. The innovative technology in the Vector is a very welcome development and has also proven to be quite competitive.

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December 03, 2012

Next Hardware (Italy)

"The OCZ Vector succeeds in reaching performance levels never seen before complemented by a sustainability that you would normally expect in an enterprise environment, yet still affordable for the normal consumer. OCZ has now put all the pieces of the puzzle together and created a product that is close to perfection.

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November 28, 2012

PC World (Norway)

"Building on about 500 MB/s on sequential read and write performance, the OCZ Vector puts itself right n the top. The are quite a few drives in this segment but some stay behind against the Vector on write performance. Overall, the OCZ Vector and Samsung 840 Pro are now the two fastest SSD's on the market. The difference between the two is very small and in fact the choice would be really either one when it comes to the performance." 

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November 28, 2012

PC SK (Slovakia)

The Vector crushed the competition in almost all tests, regardless of the compressibility of the files. For our durability we ran several tests between the Vector and the Plextor M5 and while the M5 shows a significant drop the Vector’s background garbage collection gradually increases the performance over time. With this performance and its 5 year warranty the Vector has no real competitor and as such receives our Editor’s Choice award.

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November 28, 2012

Noticias 3D (Spain)

"The Vector data obtained excellent performance in both reading and writing as sustained 4K random and sequential, and most important of all marks overall performance, a spectacular IOPS. With that in mind it also builds on: TRIM support, thin case design (7 mm, compatible with all environments), all the advantages of the SSD, the controller completely new and designed for more optimal use including very low power consumption

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November 28, 2012

F Center (Russia)

“The new Barefoot 3 controller is able achieve even more impressive results. Especially when writing data the Vector is one of the best drives. Through the in-house development OCZ is able to offer a high quality product with an attractive price. We currently rate the Vector above any other we have tested so far.”

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November 28, 2012

Hardware.no (Norway)

"The write speed is significantly impressive, and in other tests is it able to perform well above what competitors have managed to whip up. This can be seen as a confirmation of OCZ's assertion that it is designed to deliver the best of both worlds: evenly spread performance over wide range of tasks, and to be a product with high performance capabilities - without focusing exclusively on one of these.”

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November 28, 2012

PC World (France)

"The manufacturer does not only have a high performance but also comes with an extensive warranty and very well equipped to strive for the big audience. The acquisition of Indilinx and PLX have obviously been successful moves for the company and have now led to a performance level that we should expect from them. The Vector will not come for free of course but it is very fast and definitely worthy of our award."

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November 28, 2012

Ocaholic (Switzerland)

"If you're looking for one of the fastest SSDs out there, then you should definitely consider the OCZ Vector. The performance you get from this drive is on a highly competitive level. Furthermore you get this very high performance over all different block sizes and it also doesn't matter if data is compressible or not. But in the end there is more than just performance where an SSD should shine bright, there is also reliability and with the Vector you get five years of warranty, which no other manufacturer is outperforming these days."

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November 28, 2012

Hardware Heaven

"For performance the Vector 256GB looks to improve on the Vertex 4 and it does so across our tests. Whether that is through maxing out in raw speed or reducing real world file transfer times the drive shows noticeable improvements over OCZ last generation. Back this with the 5-year warranty and an excellent support forum and OCZ have a great all round product in the Vector."

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November 27, 2012

Guru3D

"The overall read performance is good, the trace and IOPS tests are exceptional and the sustained reads are good. If IOPS matter to you for say database utilization then again this is a segment where the Vector SSD is very strong. Where the Vector seems to go off charts is the overall write performance, as that's just very good."

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November 27, 2012

Kit Guru

“The latest Indilinx Barefoot 3 is truly an exceptional controller and the Vector drive is a worthy successor to the Vertex family. The drive is equally capable with incompressible and compressible data, delivering class leading results. A stunning, well balanced performer that claims the Number 1 spot.”

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November 27, 2012

Hardware Info

We were impressed by the Vector, and if the price can drop a little that enthusiasm will only increase. Then again, if you want the fastest, you have to pay for it. The SSD does come with Acronis data migration software and five years of warranty. We wouldn't be surprised if the OCZ Vector remains on top for some time to come.

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November 27, 2012

Latin America Reviews

Team Hardware Venezuela

OCZ Technology has left us impressed when building this excellent SSD, not just the benchmarks speak for themselves, but the stability, speed and performance are the most important points to be evaluated.

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May 24, 2013

HD-Technologica (Argentina)

Given the results obtained in our laboratory, we found that the Vector OCZ 256GB SSD is one of the fastest in the market that have gone through the HD-Technology Laboratory.

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April 29, 2013

Toxico PC (Argentina)

Vector is quite an achievement for the people of OCZ since Barefoot 3 is actually a very interesting promise high yields very stable and shows to be a very reliable platform on an SSD.

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April 05, 2013

Adrenaline (Brazil)

The Vector is an example of a model that reaches the limit of SATA 3 connections...can be considered one of the best SSD drives today, surpassing OCZ's own models and other major players in the market, mostly using the SandForce controllers, Marvell and Toshiba.

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March 18, 2013

HardwareMX (Mexico)

OCZ Vector has left us quite satisfied since OCZ has decided to implement a better driver and put aside the classic Sandforce SSDs found in many currently.

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March 06, 2013

Technogaming Hardware (Argentina)

Undoubtedly we are facing a product that gives full force to provide the best possible results with its fresh new architecture using the latest in storage technology.

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February 13, 2013

Asia Reviews

Tech Arp (Malaysia)

The 256GB OCZ Vector delivered blistering performance, particular in writes. It actually trashed the Intel 520 series SSD in write speed, particularly with large data blocks.

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August 21, 2013

PC Online (China)

OCZ Vector SSD significantly improves loading games and SSD is needed to improve overall performance for high end platform.

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August 20, 2013

Xfastest (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector SSD brings SSD performance into a next generation and lead a new technical craft revolution of SSD. OCZ Vector SSD, no matter in its specification, SSD material or performance are all been seen as a pioneer, and difficult to find out the competitor of it.

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August 19, 2013

PC.com (Malaysia)

Speedster on your computer. Vector is something that can bring your computer to the verge of lightning-fast boot up and performance.

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August 04, 2013

PC World (Vietnam)

The performance of OCZ Vector and Vertex 4 are excellent! OCZ Vector achieved 4.5 stars in both read/write performance.

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August 01, 2013

Yesky (China)

Vector adopts Barefoot 3 to deliver excellent performance and stable quality.

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July 01, 2013

CHIP Magazine (Malaysia)

The OCZ Vertex SSD is one of the better-performing SSD we’ve had in terms of both speed and stability. We’re very impressed with the Vector performance hits 500MB/s & 300MB/s in read/write speed, with 70-80MB/s in real life write speed. Thanks for in-house Barefoot3 controller, the speeds of Vector are all consistent across the board.

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June 20, 2013

DRAMeXchange (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector got the highest score in the Yearly 256GB SSD competition from DRAMeXchange

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May 27, 2013

t17 (Taiwan)

After many tests, we could see that Vector is an awesome SSD! The new controller Barefoot 3 shows an outstanding performance. Vector also have 5 years warranty and Acronis® True ImageTM software, all makes Vector more attractive

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May 27, 2013

Gaming Guide (Singapore)

Frankly, we’d be very surprised if you aren’t pleased with the performance of your Vector

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May 14, 2013

it168 (China)

OCZ Vector 512GB performance is excellent and the Barefoot 3 controller is distinguishing

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May 03, 2013

EZone (Hong Kong)

OCZ Vector is recommend for its high performance and wins ezone choice award! OCZ Vector read/write speed wins over compactors and is best choice for seeking high-end SSDs user.

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May 02, 2013

Digit (India)

The OCZ Vector 256GB drive scored highest and has bagged the award for the Best Performer.

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April 26, 2013

PC3 (Hong Kong)

Vector is the fastest SSD in the market, its IOPS is higher than the Plextor M5P which had already upgraded its firmware.

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April 26, 2013

PCM (Hong Kong): Best Performance of 2012

Vector got the highest score in the test of ISO and program with Plextor M5P, samsung 840Pro and Sandisk Extreme. Vector SSD has already reached the top level specifications in the market!

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April 26, 2013

MaxIT (Malaysia)

Vector has certainly proved itself, with its Indilinx controller and low profile making it a welcome purchase for consumers to make a speed upgrade.

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April 26, 2013

Hermitage (Japan)

The top-class performance SSD Vector is very fast and stable under RAID reached close to 1,000MB/s. OCZ Vector is name of flagship SSD and is the highest grade in SATA3 (6Gbps) SSDs for the high end performance.

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April 23, 2013

ITMedia (Japan)

Vector is OCZ’s flagship high-end SSD using in-house Barefoot 3 controller and this is great competitive model with Plextor M5ProVector is faster than M5P in write performance. Vector shows very stable performance.


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April 19, 2013

Micro Computer (China)

Vector SSD is recommended for adopting in cyber café high-end experience area to increase gaming loading and playing performance by 67% compared with HDD

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April 17, 2013

I3 Technology (Thailand)

Vector 256GB has excellent performance during the tests.

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April 14, 2013

Quick PC Mag (Thailand)

Vector is definitely the cutting-edge SSD with extremely fast performance and low power consumption.

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April 14, 2013

FPS (Thailand)

It’s super fast and very stable. OCZ Vector owns this credit. You will not miss such a good SSD like this because it speeds up my work and increases the efficiency of a PC in every way. I also tried games like Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, CS:GO, Point Blank and League of Legends, Vector makes you feel well-equipped.


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April 11, 2013

VR-Zone (Singapore)

Vector did display amazing performance under all circumstances. Whether it was synthetic benchmarks or real world data, the Vector managed to find its way at the top places of our charts. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller appears to be operating very efficiently and can handle real-world files and tasks just as well as compressible (synthetic) data.

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April 08, 2013

DOSV (Japan)

One of the fastest in sequential Read & Write

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April 01, 2013

GAX Magazine (China)

OCZ Vector and its new indilinx Barefoot 3 controller for the quickest possible data transfers. In several tests OCZ Vector is the fastest drives and deserve special mention, such as: 189.37MB/s in AS SSD copy test; in AS SSD read/write test delivers 369.16MB/s and 329.02MB/s in read/write speed; in CDM test is up to 367.60MB/s and 284.60MB/s in read/write speed.

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March 29, 2013

QuickPC (Thailand)

The test result in the end would be considered close to perfect. 

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March 07, 2013

Voz Forums (Vietnam)

In CDM test, Vector 256GB is 523.3/524MBs in read/write when no data installed & speed goes to 524.8/524.3MBs when installed windows and software. 

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March 07, 2013

REV-ID (Indonesia)

Vector breaks 500MB/s in read/write and is high-end performance in 4K read/write! Vector very suitable to be used in every high-end computer.

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March 06, 2013

Piscomu (Korea)

You don’t want to miss seeing Vector’s true, stable performance. 

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March 06, 2013

Beareyes (China)

The overall performance of OCZ Barefoot 3 Vector SSD is excellent.

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March 04, 2013

52 Hardware (China)

OCZ Vector is an outstanding performance SSD. In the test, we are satisfied with OCZ Vector performance & is competitive with Samsung 840 Pro in performance & price.

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March 01, 2013

HWM (Thailand)

We definitely thinks that Vector SSD is the fastest drive in the market

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March 01, 2013

PC DIY (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector has both the fastest speed and excellent in the performance of IOPS!

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February 17, 2013

Postants (Taiwan)

The high performance with 5 years warranty, really worth it to buy one!

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February 09, 2013

OC (Taiwan)

In 4KB random reads/writes, Vector got 26.67MB/s, it’s higher than other SSDs which only got an average of 20MB/s. If a SSD shows a high performance in the 4KB random reads/writes that means it’s basically a very nice SSD!

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February 08, 2013

Coolaler (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector 128GB RAID0 performance is amazing up to 159,129 4KB random IOPS to be the best grade drive! You could buy one Vector 256GB to get the high-performance or have 128GB RAID0 to get amazing high-performance!

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February 05, 2013

PC Today (Thailand)

OCZ Vector drive is one of the best. Our testing lab is amazed by Vector’s powerful speed and performance.

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February 04, 2013

Brain Box (Korea)

OCZ showed Vector as their flagship SSD line-up and it means it has superior performance background. If you dream of performance game, and speedy working environment, it is sure that you should not miss this Vector.

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January 31, 2013

WinPC (Japan)

OCZ Vector performance is amazing up to 530MB/s and up to 100,000 4KB random IOPS to be a best grade drive! The 7mm slim form factor makes Vector is suitable for ultra book & with Acronis True Image to easily back up; we recommend Vector to SSD buyers.

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January 28, 2013

Winfix (Korea)

Vector is surely the fastest drive in data transferring as it tops all SSDs with the least seconds in write speed test.

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January 24, 2013

INPAI (China)

Adopting brand new Barefoot 3 controller, OCZ Vector delivers excellent seuential read/write speed and overall performance is great!

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January 23, 2013

BetaNews (Korea)

OCZ Vector SSD is the choice for you when upgrading your computer, you want to see how fast it performs in reads and writes to help you increase efficiency.

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January 22, 2013

Playwares (Korea)

When processing Photoshop CS6, Hangul 2010, and MS Office 2010 file loading, we strongly feel Vector’s powerful, significent speed and the performance is the highest among all drives.

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January 18, 2013

NAG Magazine

This drive is blisteringly fast, beating every single drive we’ve had in the past and securing itself as our new Dream Machine SSD, easily reaching new levels of performance we had not thought possible for this generation of drives. The OCZ Vector drive is the one to get.

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January 16, 2013

HKEPC (Hong Kong)

Vector shows a quite ideal performance in every testing software.

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January 09, 2013

Mobile01 (Taiwan)

Vector got the high score more than 1200 in the test of AS SSD Benchmark 1.7, the performance exceeded my expectation! The Indilinx controller runs out the scores as high as sandforce but doesn’t need to compress the files. The OCZ firmware research and development team is excellent!

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January 09, 2013

IQMore (Taiwan)

OCZ Vector also shows the high performance of 507MB/s in the random reads and 504.8MB/s in the random writes.

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January 08, 2013

OC Station (Thailand)

We have tested OCZ Vector 256GB and we find this SSD amazingly great. The results from all the tests, honestly, Vector is considered the best SSD OC station has reviewed this year. You won’t be disappointed at it.

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January 02, 2013

Expreview (China)

OCZ's homegrown Barefoot 3 controller brings Vector's extremely fast seq read/write speed and great random write performance, the overall scores in expertview labis great.

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January 02, 2013

Guanghua (Taiwan)

For the users who want to upgrade the performance of system, OCZ Vector is the best choice to choose!

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January 01, 2013

PC'ADV (Taiwan)

You can set your mind at rest on Vector and just enjoy the pleasure in the high performance! In the official data, Vector is more steady than other SSDs and still has 5 years warranty. That’s really appealing than other SSDs. Barefoot 3 can substantially increase the performance of the SSD.

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December 26, 2012

PC Home (China)

OCZ Vector has great improvement of seq read/write and 4K QD32 performance than Vertex 4 in CDM/ATTO test. Vector 256GB AS SSD overall scores is amazing 1212 that is 9% higher than Vertex 4 and only few SSDs to break 1000 points.

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December 26, 2012

Unlimit PC (Thailand)

“This is the OCZ VECTOR SATA III SSD. It’s indeed faster then the rest of the SSD in the market. OCZ Vector testing is an amazing experience and doesn’t not disappoint our lab testing.”

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December 17, 2012

Complete TV (Thailand)

“The Vector is done perfectly. This Vector drive is super impressive with its overall performance way better than previous generation. Vector is definitely perfect for work too with its blazing data transferring in both reads and writes.”

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December 17, 2012

VmodTech (Thailand)

"OCZ Vector SSD no doubt has excellent read and write performance. If you are looking for a strong and powerful SSD, Vector is definitely the choice."

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December 17, 2012

VmodTech

OCZ Vector SSD no doubt has excellent read and write performance. If you are looking for a strong and powerful SSD, Vector is definitely the choice.

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December 17, 2012

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

Vector, the most Impeccable SSD was born. It’s really amazing that a SSD can got such a high score in both writes and reads.

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December 12, 2012

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

Vector, the most Impeccable SSD was born. It’s really amazing that a SSD can got such a high score in both writes and reads.

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December 12, 2012

MicroComputer (China)

Overall, Vector SSD has powerful performance

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December 07, 2012

PC Online (Japan)

“OCZ Vector has great improvement for its performance and delivers 510MB/s in read and 508.3MB/s in write in CDM; especially the outstanding seq read speed 510MB/s and 416MB/s in 512KB read both exceed the already good Vertex 4 near 100Mb/s!”

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December 05, 2012

SSDSAMO (Korea)

“We can easily see from the performance results, Vector shows the performance that is 14% more than M5 Pro series. This is definitely an upgraded model from last generation and Vector also shows similar performance result better than Samsung 840 pro series. OCZ’s Vector is leading performance of this industry.”

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December 03, 2012

Hardwarezone (Singapore)

In terms of performance, the OCZ Vector is easily one of the fastest drives in the market now.

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December 03, 2012

PC POP (China)

“OCZ Vector delivers No.1 read/write performance for non-compressed data in ATTO, AS SSD, CDM tests and we can’t find any SATA-based SSD speed over it in the market!! Vector is the king of IOPS up to 93000/83000 4K IOPS and takes the industry leading place. In AS SSD overall scores Vector is still the No.1 scores in the SSD market and easily breaking 1000 points that no other brand drives can reach.”

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November 28, 2012

ZOL (China)

OCZ Vector overall score is 1209 in AS SSD test, we can hardly find any drive scores over 1200 in the market to show its excellent performance! The new Barefoot 3 controller brings 25nm NAND to best performance and has great improvement on the IOPS and excellent random read/write speed. In 4 different SSD usage rates, OCZ Vector continuously shows very high read/write speed to prove its sustained superb performance.

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November 28, 2012

Overclock Zone (Thailand)

“OCZ Vector 256GB owns blazing speed and awesome performance. It’s very stably performed.OCZ Vector 256GB is truly one of the best drives our lab has ever tested. Both huge files and small files data transferring remain incredibly stable and continue to be stable even through long periods of heavy use. OCZ Vector 256GB has excellent performance and testing the drive is the coolest experience ever.”

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November 28, 2012

Australasia Reviews

Good Gear Guide

Vector showed that it is indeed a very quick drive. These are the fastest numbers we've seen from a single drive, and they lend credence to the application usage models that OCZ has designed it for. It's a great drive to go for if you're after a high-performance upgrade for your notebook.

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July 19, 2013

Cybergaming

Ridiculously fast

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June 24, 2013

PC World Australia

The Vector showed that it is indeed a very quick drive. These are the fastest numbers we've seen from a single drive in this benchmark, and they lend credence to the application usage models that OCZ has designed it for, which are mainly gaming and high-end productivity applications.

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March 20, 2013

PC Power Play Magazine

OCZ’s first truly in-house SSD controller is a killer, and delivers industry leading write performance to the Vector. Our tests showed that the Vector tends to be faster than the 840 PRO in the every important writing tests.

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March 01, 2013

APC Magazine

It’s the fastest SSD we've ever tested. In our tests, the Vector’s performance was extremely impressive, running neck-and-neck with our returning champion, the Samsung 840 Pro and edging out the Corsair Neutron GTX in many benchmarks.

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March 01, 2013

PC & Tech Authority Magazine

The Vector marks the debut of a new controller that is 100% OCZ hardware and firmware. The results are impressive indeed

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February 19, 2013

Legion Hardware

OCZ has impressed us with the Vector series. Unlike almost all SSDs that we have reviewed in the past, the performance was consistently strong.

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January 17, 2013

The Gamer Pad

The Vector is a strong performing well-built Solid State Drive that proves OCZ still has what it takes to become the best in the market. Highly Recommended.

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Middle East Reviews

Action Radius (Saudi Arabia)

The drive’s sustained performance as even when your drive is full, the drive will perform just as good as when it was empty, which is rare thing. OCZ Vector brings a very powerful product to the table which is hard to resist.

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September 23, 2013

Hardware Plus (Turkey)

The Vector is the ideal SSD for those looking for maximum performance.

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September 12, 2013

Hardware Zone (Israel)

The Vector is the fastest drive we have ever tested. If you are looking for the best performance we strongly recommend it.

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August 05, 2013

Donanim Haber (Turkey)

OCZ Vector defines new standards in terms of speed, durability and reliability

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June 13, 2013

IOPanel (Israel)

OCZ's Vector SSD is one of the best purchases today

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May 15, 2013

Arab PC World

OCZ achieved to build a sturdy product performing strong & stable, what we were hoping for, with a brand new Barefoot 3 controller giving us excellence in more than one aspect. Includes a full software (Acronis) and game bundle (Farcry 3) which is a great offer!

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March 21, 2013

PC Koloji (Turkey)

The Vector also has also handles compressible and incompressible data with ease and the highly efficient TRIM command also assures the user of an effortless experience with sustained performance.

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January 10, 2013

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