Average Bench: 94.5% - 56th / 836

Based on 350 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 5.5% 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 91MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 82.8MB/s
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Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 58.2%. 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 236MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 481MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 350 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 481 524
231 Write 452 504
240 Mixed 457 511
104% 463 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 24.1 28.9
40 4K Write 91 137
14.7 4K Mixed 29.9 42.7
123% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 DQ Read 236 383
62.6 DQ Write 224 354
14 DQ Mixed 82.8 122
103% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 502
Mixed 508
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 38.7
154% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 112
154% 283 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 473
Mixed 486
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 14.8
74% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 18.4
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 14.8
31% 59.4 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,498 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 6,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,146

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 Comments

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

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Liked

1 month ago.


Poor

8 days 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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