Average Bench: 86% (111th of 850)

Based on 334 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 14.0% 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 80.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 465MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 45.4%. 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 167MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 334 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 481 518
343 Write 461 501
285 Mixed 465 502
105% 469 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 21.6 27.5
36.3 4K Write 80.5 126
11.8 4K Mixed 20.9 29.7
102% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 DQ Read 167 344
56.5 DQ Write 199 350
11.3 DQ Mixed 49.3 83.4
74.3% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 500
Mixed 505
114% 508 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 28.3
149% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 80.4
131% 252 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 466
Mixed 473
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 14.5
78% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22.8
DQ Write 59.8
DQ Mixed 14.3
19% 32.3 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 319
Write 356
Mixed 278
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 13.3
83% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 18.2
DQ Write 77.2
DQ Mixed 13.9
20% 36.4 MB/s
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AmazonUS $130.001 month ago.
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $869

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