Average Bench: 86.4% (106th of 848)

Based on 278 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 13.5% 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 82.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 465MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 45.2%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 278 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 481 517
361 Write 462 499
287 Mixed 465 501
105% 469 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 21.6 27.3
40.9 4K Write 82.3 124
12 4K Mixed 21.1 29.7
103% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 DQ Read 170 344
57 DQ Write 200 350
11.4 DQ Mixed 49.3 83.4
74.8% 140 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 520
Write 501
Mixed 501
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 26.9
148% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 82
131% 249 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 473
Mixed 487
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 17.2
113% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 17.2
64% 130 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 449
Mixed 466
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 18.6
85% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 67.4
68% 109 MB/s
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

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

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