For performance the Vector 256GB looks to improve on the Vertex 4 and it does so across our tests. Whether that is through maxing out in raw speed or reducing real world file transfer times the drive shows noticeable improvements over OCZ last generation. In addition to this the Vector uses less power at idle and load than the Vertex 4 drives. Comparing the Vector to the current market leader, the 840 Pro drive from Samsung we see that the two drives trade blows as the first and second placed drives in almost every test while pretty much always being very close in performance. Really the key result for us was the real world file transfers which favoured OCZ and would push us towards the Vector for our own purchases.
This great performance is backed up by a good bundle which includes maintenance software, imaging software (to move our existing OS to the new drive) and drive bay convertor. Back this with the 5-year warranty and an excellent support forum and OCZ have a great all round product in the Vector.
RRP: $149.99 (128GB), $269.99 (256GB) and $599.99 (512GB)