Average Bench: 87.3% (221st of 956)

Based on 587 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 12.7% 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 80.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 464MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 43.1%. 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 183MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 22MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 587 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 481 520
356 Write 464 502
280 Mixed 458 504
176 SusWrite 395 463
101% 450 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.4 27.9
39.5 4K Write 80.2 125
11.5 4K Mixed 22 31.8
104% 41.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 DQ Read 183 345
61.2 DQ Write 210 351
12.1 DQ Mixed 65.7 246
85.8% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 468 431 473 437 474 MB/s
Read 436
Write 472
Mixed 339
SusWrite 450
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 39.1
153% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 278
226% 319 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 386 459 418 455 424 MB/s
Read 442
Write 433
Mixed 328
SusWrite 432
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.1
149% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 279
228% 323 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 377 406 436 412 451 MB/s
Read 422
Write 450
Mixed 330
SusWrite 412
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 33.5
118% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 244
191% 264 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 366 395 365 437 405 MB/s
Read 417
Write 440
Mixed 321
SusWrite 389
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 31.5
108% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 228
178% 244 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 223 214 233 329 306 MB/s
Read 374
Write 357
Mixed 235
SusWrite 263
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 16.7
98% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 203
173% 254 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16014 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 4,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,092

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

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