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With the OCZ VX500 Toshiba has a good SSD in its portfolio. What you get is a drive capable of maxing out the SATA interface specifications and apart from that it’s equipped with durable MLC NAND flash memory. Therefore the OCZ VX500 is perfectly capable of keeping up with the MLC SATA competition the market has to offer and furthermore the endurance is on an equally competitive level. Apart from that there is a five year warranty plan as well as a free copy of Acronis cloning software which is included in the delivery.
Having a more detailed look at the performance, we see that the OCZ VX500 does perfectly well in these tests. According to our measurements sequential throughputs are 524 MB/s in the case of writing and 539 MB/s when testing sequential read capabilities. Also regarding IOPS performance the OCZ VX500 does well, managing 77’900/93’900 random write/read IOPS. Looking at IOPS in the case of queue depth 1 we measured 34’400 regarding write and 4’900 regarding read. What we like was the strong sequential performance at QD1 which was 498/443 MB/s write/read.
Meanwhile it’s about time to start talking about the price. The OCZ VX500 is available with three different capacities: 128/256/512/1024 GB and these days the corresponding prices are 65/95/145/335 Euro. This means the price per gigabyte is 0.51/0.37/0.28/0.33 Euro respectively. Especially the 512 Gigabyte drive is well priced and therefore this would be the drive recommend talking about the OCZ VX500 lineup.