Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD review

SSD with stunning rate comes at a high cost

 

 

The Good / The Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD has incredible execution and a high perseverance rating. The drive incorporates a five-year guarantee with propel free-delivery substitution.

The Bad / The new drive is fairly costly.

The Bottom Line / The Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD is an extraordinary execution SSD for those with a significant pocket.


The OCZ VX500 is Toshiba’s most recent standard 2.5-inch standard strong state drive (SSD,) slated to be quicker than the organization’s spending drives, similar to the OCZ Trion 100. What’s more, in testing, the new drive was in reality a monster, with managed duplicate speed of 447MB/s for composing and 437MB/s for perusing, among the speediest I’ve seen.

CR Labs SSD duplicate tests

NOTE: Measured in megabytes every second. Longer bars mean better execution.

In any case, with that execution accompanies a hardened cost. The new VX500 is accessible in four limits of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB that have the proposed retail cost of $63.99, $92.79, $152.52 and $337.06. separately, or somewhere close to 30 to 50 pennies for every gigabyte, making it a standout amongst the most costly among ongoing SSDs available. You can without much of a stretch find numerous SSDs for under 30 pennies for every gigabyte these days. Toshiba says, however, that the road cost will “probably” be lower. Accessibility and valuing are right now not accessible for UK and Australia, but rather its present US value believers to around £48 and AU$85 for 128GB; £70 and AU$123 for 256GB, £115 and AU$202 for 512GB and £253 and AU$447 for 1TB.

PC Mark Storage test

NOTE: Longer bars mean better execution.

The OCZ VX500 doesn’t utilize the new and popular 3D Flash memory, found in Samsung 850 Evo, or Crucial MX300. Rather, it utilizes the customary planar MLC streak memory, making it the immediate contender of the Samsung 750 Evo that was discharged a couple of months prior. And keeping in mind that the OCZ was unmistakably quicker in duplicate speed, in irregular access tests – which recreates a PC’s general exercises, for example, application dispatch time, amusement execution et cetera – it wasn’t speedier. Truth be told, it was now and again a bit slower than the Samsung, which right now costs somewhat less.

In any case, the OCZ VX500 more than compensates for that in its liberal guarantee. The drive incorporates a five-year guarantee (rather than the three-year one offered on the 750 Evo) and furthermore offers propel substitution. If there should arise an occurrence of imperfection, Toshiba will deliver you another – not repaired – substitution push immediately and after that compensation for you to transport the old drive back. Furthermore, the VX500 additionally has high continuance rating, which means you can utilize it for a significant long time before it winds up inconsistent. By and large this is estimated in TBW – the quantity of terabytes of information that can be composed to drive. Toshiba says the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB limits of the VX500 have continuance evaluations of 74TBW, 148TBW, 296TBW, and 592TBW, individually. To place this in context, on the off chance that you compose 50GB – which is two Blu-beam circles worth of information – every day and consistently to the drive, it will take you 4 years to go through the perseverance the 128GB variant, or 32 years on the off chance that you get the 1TB adaptation.


Would it be advisable for me to get it?

Generally speaking, Toshiba’s new OCZ VX500 is an awesome standard SSD. I do feel, notwithstanding, that it’s excessively costly. All things considered, you should sit tight at the road cost to descend before getting one. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you can hardly wait, you won’t be baffled either. It’s an incredible standard SSD for those requiring execution. Then again, in the event that you simply need a SSD to overhaul an old PC that still keeps running on a normal hard drive, a financial plan SSD like the Plextor M7V, or the Crucial MX300 will take care of business for significantly less.

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