Average Bench: 86.6% (118th of 873)

Based on 462 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 79.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 471MB/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 171MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 462 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 486 520
361 Write 465 502
330 Mixed 471 504
106% 474 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22 27.8
37.2 4K Write 79.6 126
11.6 4K Mixed 20.9 29.7
102% 40.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 DQ Read 171 345
56.5 DQ Write 203 349
11.6 DQ Mixed 49.7 83.7
75.5% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 478
Mixed 481
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 20.4
130% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 57.5
120% 243 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 500
Write 448
Mixed 470
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 27.6
126% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 77
125% 239 MB/s
148GB 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 496
Mixed 491
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 12.9
92% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 14.6
38% 74 MB/s
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 16,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $453

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