Average Bench: 86.1% (118th of 859)

Based on 390 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 79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 467MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 45%. 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 172MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 390 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 483 518
355 Write 463 502
288 Mixed 467 503
105% 471 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 21.8 27.5
36.9 4K Write 79 125
11.9 4K Mixed 20.9 29.6
102% 40.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 DQ Read 172 344
57.1 DQ Write 201 349
11.4 DQ Mixed 50.2 83.6
75.5% 141 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 514
Write 495
Mixed 500
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 27.4
103% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 83.7
126% 238 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 447
Mixed 468
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 25.7
95% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 76.6
82% 137 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 481
Write 427
Mixed 455
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 13.8
91% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 17
DQ Write 63.7
DQ Mixed 65.7
43% 48.8 MB/s
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AmazonUS $159.961 month ago.
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 15,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $739

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