Average Bench: 94.4% (57th of 848)

Based on 383 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 92MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 80MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 57.9%. 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 221MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 484MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 383 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 484 524
209 Write 453 503
240 Mixed 460 509
104% 466 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 24 28.9
40 4K Write 92 136
14.7 4K Mixed 29.6 42.7
123% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 221 382
63.4 DQ Write 229 354
14.4 DQ Mixed 80 121
100% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 504
Mixed 505
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 38.4
156% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 110
152% 279 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 2.0.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 493
Mixed 495
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 20.8
114% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 19.1
102% 232 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 7,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,132

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 Comments

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

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Liked

2 months ago.


Poor

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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