Average Bench: 86.1% (112th of 853)

Based on 364 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VECTOR180, OCZ-VECT OR180

The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector 150. The 180 does feature "Power Failure Management Plus" which protects data that has already been written to the drive but any data that is in the process of being written is still at risk. In terms of performance the Vector 180, like its predecessor (Vector 150) is very strong. With an effective speed of 98.7% the Vector appears to hold its own with the likes of the similarly priced Samsung 850 Pro. But taking a closer look at the performance differences between the 850 Pro and Vector 180 shows that although the headline speeds are comparable, the Vector has significantly slower 4K Mixed IO speeds, this won't impact most consumers but it could be a sticking point for power users. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vector 180 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 466MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 45.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 180 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 168MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 364 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 482 518
346 Write 462 501
286 Mixed 466 502
105% 470 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 21.8 27.5
36.9 4K Write 80.3 126
11.9 4K Mixed 21 29.7
102% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 DQ Read 168 344
57 DQ Write 201 350
11.4 DQ Mixed 49.6 83.4
74.8% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
66GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 488
Mixed 490
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 21.1
100% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 50.5
103% 209 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 486
Mixed 482
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 14.8
81% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 62.1
DQ Mixed 78.1
49% 54.2 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 486
Mixed 487
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 12.9
79% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 21.7
DQ Write 61.7
DQ Mixed 14.6
19% 32.7 MB/s
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 3,971 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $991

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