Average Bench: 81.5% (165th of 848)

Based on 68 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-VECTOR180

Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 120GB averaged just 18.4% 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 83.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 120GB is 39.7%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 43.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 477 520
292 Write 402 433
232 Mixed 411 455
95.9% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 23.4 29
40.9 4K Write 83.5 119
11.4 4K Mixed 17.6 25.1
102% 41.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 DQ Read 156 338
58.4 DQ Write 200 355
10.8 DQ Mixed 43.8 79.8
70.5% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 426
Mixed 452
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 23.8
136% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 76.4
129% 251 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 430
Mixed 452
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 22.6
125% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 14.8
104% 237 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 301
Mixed 310
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 13.5
75% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 98.7
DQ Write 52
DQ Mixed 10.8
25% 53.8 MB/s
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AmazonUS $92.252 months ago.
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Typical Vector 180 120GB Builds (Compare 1,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,302

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