Check out the OCZ Vector thread in the xtremesystems storage forum. A forum member (Kain665) posted a few IOmeter images, showing the Vector pulling a max of 172,000 IOPS and Samsung pulling a max of "only" 127,000 IOPS.
"I've been qualifying both the Vector and Samsung drives, with great results from both. Just for kicks, I decided to see what was the highest IO rate each controller could sustain. Some interesting results - 840 Pro 512GB was able to achieve 127k with some strange CPU and Latency issues, the Vector 512GB was able to achieve 172k. Images attached below."
Keep in mind that this test was done with a large file so it's really not indicative of real world performance. That said, it shows the raw power that the controller has which it handily beats the Samsung controller in the same test.
Nice....I'll place my bet on the Aeon drive. I'm assuming "big" is a hint. They also mentioned the Aeon at the Needham Flash Memory Conference a few weeks back. It was listed in the slides as an enterprise drive & was shown right beside the R4.
Nice find. I was under the impression that BF3 could do 150k IOPS Vector officially launched. Interesting that they don't market the product with the max performance figures. OCZ was known to do this in the past.
Yeah, I remember you mentioning that awhile back & was somewhat disappointed when the Vectors listed IOPS numbers came out just shy of the Vertex 4's. Perhaps OCZ is finally being conservative w/ RS at the helm. No need to puff out their chest & claim technology superiority to enterprises who want reliability before performance.
I would assume there is something special going in this particular case, which helps the Vector/BF3 achieve nearly double what the specs list?