OCZ Vector (256GB) Reviewby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 27, 2012 9:10 PM EST
With the Vertex 4, OCZ had a fairly power hungry drive on its hands. Thankfully that's well addressed by the Vector and Barefoot 3. Idle power remains higher than I would like; Samsung clearly has the advantage there. Under load however, the Vector is indistinguishable from Samsung's SSD 840 Pro, which is quite remarkable. Only slower drives or SandForce based solutions faced with highly compressible data can offer better load power consumption. In practice, I'd expect OCZ's Vector to be among the most power efficient, high performance drives on the market under load.