Average Bench: 86.7% (209th of 955)

Based on 545 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 13.2% 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 468MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 41.9%. 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 53.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 545 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 486 520
354 Write 465 502
302 Mixed 468 504
306 SusWrite 363 432
100% 445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.2 27.8
39.4 4K Write 79 123
11.5 4K Mixed 21.2 29.3
103% 40.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 DQ Read 175 344
59.6 DQ Write 202 349
12 DQ Mixed 53.1 84
77.4% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 451 437 483 448 491 MB/s
Read 450
Write 491
Mixed 350
SusWrite 452
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 42.5
174% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 284
231% 327 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 408 446 419 455 419 MB/s
Read 423
Write 455
Mixed 335
SusWrite 432
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 32.1
111% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 285
232% 327 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 338 284 307 283 295 MB/s
Read 408
Write 406
Mixed 321
SusWrite 306
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 27.6
88% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 245
191% 262 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,574,220 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16011 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 4,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,202

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

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