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OCZ Presents New Vector 150 SSD Series

Next generation SATA III-based SSD features Barefoot 3 controller in a 19nm NAND flash design for enthusiast and workstation applications. By ChannelPro

OCZ Technology Group, Inc has introduced its new Vector 150 SATA III SSD Series which utilizes the latest 19nm NAND flash process geometry, and features an in-house controller design that delivers OCZ's highest performing SATA III SSD series to date. At the forefront of Vector 150 innovation is OCZ's Barefoot 3 controller, which was designed to provide high performance flash-based storage, enhanced endurance, and differentiated features for laptop, desktop, and workstation applications.

Building off the original Vector SSD Series, the Vector 150 SSD Series provides speeds across all capacities to accelerate gaming, content creation, and multimedia applications. The SSD supports read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s, 4K random read speed of up to 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), 4K random write speed up to 95,000 IOPS, and sustained 4K random write performance of 26,000 IOPS.

"Our Barefoot 3 architecture continues to leverage leading-edge controller technologies to deliver our highest performing SSDs to date enabling computing users with faster file transfers and boot-ups, as well as a quicker, more responsive overall storage experience," says Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "With workstation class endurance, advanced data integrity and supported by a 5-year warranty, Vector 150 users can feel confident that their SSD will deliver ultimate performance even in the most demanding client computing environments."

Vector 150 SSDs are rated to deliver 50GB of host writes per day for a 5-year warranty term. OCZ's Barefoot 3 controller features a suite of flash management tools that can analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear, and is designed to overcome limitations associated with MLC NAND flash memory and heighten data integrity over the long term.

The Vector 150 SSD Series is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with ultra-slim 7mm alloy housing to support today's thin form factor notebooks. Vector 150 SSDs are also bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software to enable data transfer from legacy hard disk drives to SSD storage.

For more information on the Vector 150 SATA III-based SSD, visit

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