Average Bench: 94.3% (69th of 859)

Based on 581 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 5.6% 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 90.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 77.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 52.5%. 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 219MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 496MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 581 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 496 523
283 Write 461 504
341 Mixed 472 507
106% 476 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 23.5 28.7
43.2 4K Write 90.1 134
14.9 4K Mixed 28.6 40.8
120% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 219 380
63.7 DQ Write 231 348
14.8 DQ Mixed 77.3 121
98.9% 176 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 487
Mixed 508
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 38.3
138% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 108
139% 253 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 457
Mixed 414
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 36.4
136% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 101
139% 255 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 494
Mixed 498
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 20.1
118% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.6
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 19.2
30% 54.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,842,734 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 10,631 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 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,380

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 Comments

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

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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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