The holiday season is one of the busiest shopping seasons of all year. As it can be the lifesaver (or destroyer) of company's financials, having a competitive product lineup is extremely important. OCZ's offering for the performance orientated holiday shoppers is the Vector 150. It's based on the same Barefoot 3 controller as the original Vector and Vertex 450 but with the Vector 150 OCZ went with Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND. With the market's and OCZ's focus being performance consistency, can the Vector 150 keep up with the competition? Read on to find out!
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