SSDs (Solid State Drives) are known for their blazing fast speeds and increased performance gains over conventional HDDs (e.g. faster system boot ups, faster application load times and increased system responsiveness). SSDs can not only effortlessly handle everyday computing activities (e.g. word processing, media players), but also step up to the plate when the most demanding applications call for it.
I like to think multimedia creation (e.g. graphic design, CAD, video editing) can be best described as a “love” and “hate” relationship. I love the fruits of the labor, but hate the lengthy load/rendering times that are typically involved with large project files. For multimedia professionals, time is money, and an ill-equipped system can hinder one’s ability to create and finish a project in a timely matter. With the OCZ Vector PCIe SSD* you can spend more time loving your “fruits” and less time despising them
The OCZ Bootable Linux Tool is a great alternative to OCZ’s Toolbox for updating your drive’s firmware (FW). Since the OCZ Toolbox is only for Windows 7 machines, the Bootable Linux Tool is compatible with Linux and Windows (XP and newer) environments, therefore allowing you to update your FW on operating systems other than Windows 7. MAC OS X users please refer to this guide here.