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OCZ VX500 256GB, 512GB & 1TB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 13, 2016 6:29 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: OCZ

OCZ VX500 256GB, 512GB & 1TB SATA III SSDs




The retail packaging features an image of the enclosed SSD on the front of the box. The front of the attractive packaging advertises the enclosed drive's capacity.




The rear of the packaging advertises the drive's five-year warranty, form factor, interface, and included software.





Inside the packaging is the drive itself, printed installer guide, and Acronis key.




The top of the drive's natural colored aluminum enclosure features an OCZ factory label. The top half of the enclosure attached to the lower half with four small screws.




The bottom of the enclosure features a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.




The underside of the top of the enclosure has a Mylar type barrier which keeps the PCB from directly contacting the top of the aluminum enclosure. The PCB attaches to the bottom half of the enclosure with four small screws.




Going left to right, we have the 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB boards. The NAND packages and controller have thermal pads attached to them. The 256GB and 512GB drives are DRAM-less, the 1TB is equipped with a 256MB DDR3 1600MHz Micron DRAM package.




The drive's Toshiba SSD controller is very hard to photograph. This is the best we could do.




One of the 15nm Toshiba flash packages that populate the boards.




A detailed view of the 256MB DRAM cache package on the 1TB model.

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