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Friday, March 22, 2013
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD

2. The package

The Vector 256GB retail package is shown below:

The package includes the OCZ Vector SSD, a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch converter bracket, fixing screws, the quick start booklet and finally a serial key for Acronis True Image HD cloning software.

The drive itself has a a brand new 7mm chassis. The aluminum colored enclosure features a new label:

The bottom of the SSD looks familiar as the name, part number and other details are laid out in traditional OCZ fashion:

Under the hood the drive is all new. Vector uses the first home-grown SSD controller by OCZ. It is true that both the OCZ Octane and Vertex 4 SSDs used OCZ Indilinx branded silicon, but those were based on Marvell IP. Vector on the other hand uses OCZ's brand new Barefoot 3 controller, designed entirely in-house.

Below you see eight 25nm IMFT synchronous 2-bit-per-cell MLC NAND positioned on the PCB, along with the new Indilinx BareFoot 3 SSD controller, DDR3 cache memory, and various support components.

The controller integrates an ARM Cortex core as well as an OCZ co-processor. Architecturally, Barefoot 3 can talk to NAND across 8 parallel channels. The controller is paired with two DDR3L-1600 DRAMs.

The drive came with firmware Ver. 1.03.1 installed and as you see below, the available capacity for the consumer is 244.198MB:

 

 




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