Average Bench: 86.9% (166th of 927)

Based on 521 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 13.1% 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 79.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 469MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 42.9%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 521 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 486 520
353 Write 464 502
330 Mixed 469 504
106% 473 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 22.3 27.8
39.4 4K Write 79.6 124
11.5 4K Mixed 21.2 29.5
103% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 DQ Read 175 345
58.2 DQ Write 201 349
12 DQ Mixed 51.7 84
76.7% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 482
Mixed 482
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 29.2
130% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 83.1
104% 181 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 502
Mixed 505
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 28.8
111% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 82
98% 173 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 482
Mixed 488
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 14.9
122% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 15.1
63% 130 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 492
Mixed 492
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 27.8
120% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21.5
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 84.6
57% 67.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1609 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 21,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $445

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

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