Average Bench: 83.8% (193rd of 921)

Based on 161 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-VECTOR180

Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 120GB averaged just 16.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vector 180 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 120GB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 180 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 161 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 488 521
291 Write 407 433
251 Mixed 425 459
98% 440 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 23.3 29
40.9 4K Write 88.4 124
11.4 4K Mixed 17.8 25
105% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 170 336
58.9 DQ Write 226 355
10.5 DQ Mixed 47 79.8
77.7% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 425
Mixed 454
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 23.1
126% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 79.2
127% 243 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 428
Mixed 454
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 15.6
118% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 15.1
63% 130 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 432
Mixed 459
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 22.1
98% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 79
103% 189 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 424
Mixed 452
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 22.8
97% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 77.2
91% 160 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $84 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $9215 months
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Typical Vector 180 120GB Builds (Compare 4,543 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,064

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Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (2nd gen) MLC NAND.

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