Toshiba OCZ VX500 512 Gigabyte Review
Published by Marc Büchel on 13.09.16 (6693 reads)
With the OCZ VX500 series Toshiba has SSDs in their portfolio which offer convincing performance, maxing out the SATA interface. Apart from that there is MLC NAND flash memory and therefore endurance is on a very competitive level as well. Overall the OCZ VX500 could be an interesting drive and now we really want to know what this SSD is capable of.
Specifications / Delivery
The OCZ VX500 is a Toshiba SSD which has been built according to a proven concept. The drive is based on 19nm MLC NAND Flash and a TC358790 controller while – to our surprise – there is no DRAM chip. The enclosure has been made from thin sheet aluminum and the entire drive measures 7 millimeter in height. Toshiba equips every single chip on the SSD with thermal pads, which allows for effective heat dissipation, especially in combination with the aluminum casing. Apart from that the PCB with all the chips has been tightly screwed to the casing, ensuring good heat conductivity. A look at the portfolio of Toshiba OCZ VX500 drives shows that there is a 128 Gigabyte, a 256 Gigabyte, a 512 Gigabyte drive as well as a 1024 Gigabyte drive.
Checking the box for additional goodies, we find a free copy of Acronis cloning software included, which offers a simple way to upgrade from your old drive to your new OCZ VX500. Last but not least, Toshiba backs this drive up with a five year warranty plan, which is basically state-of-the-art in the case of MLC based SSDs of today.