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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

In this test we have created three file folder copy scenarios and we are copying them between two folders within the drive, recording the time taken for the file transfer to be completed. Our first folder is filled with 870 picture files totaling 1GB, the second folder is filled with 550 MP3 files totaling 2GB and the third folder is home to a single 4.5GB ISO file.

Our first tests with the Vector and the brand new Barefoot 3 controller were rather promising. It would appear that the Vector is not fast just on paper, with the drive delivering exceptional performance while handling the simultaneous reading and writing of any type of file. Especially when it comes to large single files, the difference over older generation products is vast, with only the fastest LAMD based drive that we have ever tested capable of outperforming the Vector, even if only slightly.

In our second real world test we are recording the time taken for our OS to fully boot from when we pressed the power on button and the start up times of two very popular and heavy professional applications, the Autodesk AutoCAD 2012 and the Mathworks Matlab. These tests are excellent examples of how an actual system would start and work under real-life circumstances.

The Vector is taking heads in all three of our start-up time tests, significantly outperforming older generation drives. Only the latest LAMD based Corsair Neutron GTX is barely capable of keeping up with the Vector. 

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