Average Bench: 94.6% (62nd of 850)

Based on 456 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VECTOR, OCZ-VECT OR, OCZ VECT OR, OCZ-VECT OCZ-VECTOR

This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third party memory (Intel Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC) so unlike the Samsung 840 Pro the Vector is not built 100% in house. There have been several SSDs released recently, each slightly besting the other in some small corner of benchmark space. First the Corsiar Neutron GTX, then the Samsung 840 Pro and now the Vector which currently holds the crown for sequential write and 4K write. In terms of overall performance the Vector achieved a real world speed of 578.8 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 1243 both are spectacular results that firmly place the vector amongst the top two or three performance SSD's currently available. In terms of raw performance the only alternative is the Samsung 840 Pro[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vector 256GB averaged just 5.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vector 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 92.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 77.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 54%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 216MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 491MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 456 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 491 524
249 Write 457 504
324 Mixed 468 508
105% 472 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 24 28.8
43.7 4K Write 92.8 137
14.9 4K Mixed 28.9 41.2
122% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 DQ Read 216 381
72.5 DQ Write 232 352
14.7 DQ Mixed 77.8 121
99% 175 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 506
Mixed 507
114% 513 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 40.6
164% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 127
158% 279 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 407
Mixed 440
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 32.6
152% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 104
150% 279 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 498
Mixed 508
114% 509 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.2
154% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 22.9
65% 129 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,866,140 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 8,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,387

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash Memory: IMFT Synchronous 25nm MLC.

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Good

1 month ago.

bulletproof


Poor

2 years ago.

This SSD is a real beast


Good

2 years ago.

It has served me over a month, still superior in performance. I couldn't imagine a better SSD.


Very good

4 years ago.

It's only been eight months since the release of the OCZ Vertex 4 which is indicative of how quickly the SSD market is moving. There is next to nothing separating the top SSD's nowadays, and the most sensible choice for most users is no doubt to stick to one of the older generation drives which are now available at good discounts. For the vast majority of use cases something like the Samsung 830 will perform almost as well as the latest and greatest but if you want the best of the best...


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