Average Bench: 86.7% - 100th / 836

Based on 257 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 13.3% 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 82.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 468MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 43%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 257 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 483 517
363 Write 464 499
295 Mixed 468 501
105% 472 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 21.7 27.3
41.9 4K Write 82.6 124
12.3 4K Mixed 21.1 29.7
104% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 DQ Read 170 344
56.9 DQ Write 199 350
11.7 DQ Mixed 49.3 83.4
74.6% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
125GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 496
Mixed 502
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 28.8
128% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 83.1
129% 246 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 474
Mixed 484
108% 485 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.8
129% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 83.3
134% 255 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 328
Write 365
Mixed 233
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 14.8
72% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 69.8
DQ Mixed 14.9
20% 35.2 MB/s

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AmazonUS $129.9913 days ago.
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 2,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $836

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

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