OCZ launches Vector 180 SSD and New Guru SSD Tool


OCZ had just launched a new and speedy SSD called the Vector 180 but they’ve also just announced the SSD Guru management tool to help maintain your SSDs. The Vector 180 is available in capacities of 20GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB and they’ll be bundled with Acronis True Image software and a 3.5” desktop adapter. More details below for you..

OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced the release of the next generation Vector 180 SSD series along with the all-new SSD Guru storage management solution. Worthy of flagship status, the new Vector 180 features enhanced reliability, technology, storage capacity, and superior customer support all while providing the Vector’s original game-changing performance and endurance it’s known for. The feature-rich SSD Guru software tool not only enables users to do routine monitoring and maintenance, but truly helps them unlock their SSD’s full potential.
Designed to power today’s high-end consumer systems, the Vector 180 series is optimized for hardcore gaming and data-intensive applications thanks to its powerful OCZ Barefoot 3 controller and in-house Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND flash technology. New to this particular Vector release is an advanced reliability protection feature called Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+). In the event of unexpected system power loss or instability, the PFM+ feature helps safeguard the SSD and its at-rest data.
Continuing the Vector’s legacy, the Vector 180 delivers best-in-class performance, notably in long-term sustained and mixed workload performance. Because of its strengths in these areas, a Vector 180 SSD promotes better overall real world performance than competing SSDs in its class, leading to the ultimate computing experience.  The Vector 180 series features bandwidth speeds up to 550 MB/s and I/O performance up to 100,000 IOPS, ensuring the maximum performance for demanding users.
“With the new Vector 180 Series, OCZ is once again raising the bar for high performance client solid state drives,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO of OCZ Storage Solutions. “Vector 180 leverages our award-winning proprietary controller technology and features normally found in our enterprise-class drives, like Power Failure Management Plus, to deliver high-density SSDs with exceptional performance, endurance, and reliability for gamers, enthusiasts and workstation users.”
Stringent reliability and quality procedures are incorporated into every OCZ drive; however, in the unlikely event that a drive needs to be replaced, Vector 180 is protected by OCZ’s ocz2

For more information on the Vector 180 series, visit our product page here.
For more information on SSD Guru, visit the download page here.