Average Bench: 87% (132nd of 908)

Based on 483 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]


Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 13.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 472MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 43.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 180 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 483 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 488 520
361 Write 466 502
332 Mixed 472 504
106% 475 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.1 27.8
38.5 4K Write 80.2 126
11.6 4K Mixed 21 29.7
103% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 DQ Read 174 345
57.9 DQ Write 203 349
11.7 DQ Mixed 50.8 83.9
76.5% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 483
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 25.8
108% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 82
104% 190 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 499
Mixed 499
113% 504 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 26.3
97% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 77.3
89% 157 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 499
Mixed 502
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 23.7
96% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 80.7
91% 159 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 481
Write 454
Mixed 466
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 25.7
89% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 76.6
83% 139 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,044,896 SSDs tested.


Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 19,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 55%
Workstation 23%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $485

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