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Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Storage

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Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Storage

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Product Details

Although NVMe PCI Express solid state drives are all the rage as of late, due to their relatively strong performance and inherent feature benefits, manufacturers continue to tune and refine their SATA based offerings as well. Case in point: the brand new OCZ VX500 series solid state drives we’ll be showing you here today. The OCZ VX500 series targets the mainstream computing segment and initially consists of a quartet of 2.5mm SATA SSDs, packing all, in-house, Toshiba made technology. The hook is, even though these new drives are priced aggressively, they eschew less expensive TLC NAND in favor of more durable MLC, and performance is relatively strong too.
We’ve got the full list of features and specifications for the new OCZ VX500 series posted below. Give that a gander to get a feeling for where these drives fit in the market, and then we’ll tear one open, take a tour, and finally burn through a bunch of benchmarks...
OCZ VX500 Series Solid State Drives
Specifications & Features
Performance128GB256GB512GB1024GB
Sequential Read SpeedUp To 550MB/sUp To 550MB/sUp To 550MB/sUp To 550MB/s
Sequential Write SpeedUp To 485MB/sUp To 510MB/sUp To 515MB/sUp To 515MB/s
Random Read (4KiB, QD32)Up To 62K IOPSUp To 90K IOPSUp To 92K IOPSUp To 92 IOPS
Random Write (4KiB, QD32)Up To 49K IOPSUp To 58K IOPSUp To 64K IOPSUp To 65K IOPS
Endurance
TBW (Total Bytes Written)74TB148TB296TB592TB

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