We've seen a lot of high end SSDs lately so it is nice to be able to link to the new VX500 series from OCZ, or Toshiba to be more technically correct. Running with MSRPs of ~$150 for the 512GB model and ~$340 for the 1TB model these drives will fit more comfortably into many budgets. The 1TB model does come with a bit of a price increase thanks to the use of larger MLC NAND chips and the presence of a RAM cache, the 512GB model forgoes the cache altogether. Hardware Canucks put the 512GB and 1TB models to the test and their speeds hit the top of the SATA charts; if you can't afford the newest SSD tech this is a drive worthy of your consideration. They did not have the time to fully test the durability but the five year hassle free warranty and rated total disk writes show that the NAND is unlikely to die any time soon.
"OCZ is diving back into the mainstream SSD market in a big way. Their new VX500 series combines an affordable price with excellent performance and some incredible NAND durability."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Toshiba's OCZ VX500 512GB SSD @ The Tech Report
- Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB @ Kitguru
- OCZ VX500 512 GB @ techPowerUp
- Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD @ The SSD Review
- Adata's Premier SP550 480GB SSD @ The Tech Report
- Crucial MX300 750GB SSD, Now Packing Micron 3D TLC NAND @ Custom PC Review
- Kingston Industrial Temperature MicroSD @ Benchmark Reviews
This is LITERALLY Q300 (which
This is LITERALLY Q300 (which are Toshiba’s low-mid/mid-tiered offerings for the market, unlike the GODLIKE THNSNH drives) that just has an OCZ-branded sticker on it. Hilarious.
P.S. Don’t get me wrong, though. Even though inside Toshiba’s own ierarchy Q300 is pretty low-tier in comparison to the much MUCH better (but more expensive, for obvious reasons) THNSNH, this is still a product that is super-solid and is LIGHT YEARS ahead of that Indilinx TRASH the OCZ used before, not even mentioning the effing SandForce…the only thing that bothers me with this particular one, is it’s pricing chart. It should be AT LEAST 20~40$ cheaper for the 512GB model, otherwise it becomes abso-effing-lutely useless and pointless simply because it WILL be utterly destroyed by MX100 and other similar offerings. Basically, as of right now, the 512GB version of this “not-Q300” is just way too overpriced FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS. Absolutely not a good pricing of that particular model, at all. ESPECIALLY if you’re experienced enough and strongly taking into the consideration that Crucial’s GODLIKE MX100 exists on the worldwide market.