Average Bench: 86.5% (104th of 848)

Based on 300 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 13.4% 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 466MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 47%. 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 49.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 300 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 482 518
352 Write 463 501
288 Mixed 466 502
105% 470 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 21.7 27.5
40.5 4K Write 82.3 126
11.9 4K Mixed 21.1 29.7
103% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 DQ Read 170 345
61.3 DQ Write 200 350
11.7 DQ Mixed 49.8 83.4
75.1% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 503
Mixed 503
114% 508 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 29.4
153% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 79.6
93% 150 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 501
Mixed 496
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 19.2
108% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 86.7
DQ Mixed 14
23% 41.2 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 464
Mixed 466
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 26.1
93% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 76.3
83% 140 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 458
Mixed 465
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 7.42
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 7.66
35% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 61.5
DQ Mixed 24.7
27% 43.8 MB/s
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 9,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $409

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