Average Bench: 93% (114th of 921)

Based on 906 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 6.9% 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 86.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 28.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 49.3%. 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 494MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 906 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 494 523
253 Write 456 503
294 Mixed 467 507
106% 472 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 23.2 28.5
40.4 4K Write 86.7 130
13.9 4K Mixed 28.2 40.6
117% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 216 379
61.5 DQ Write 228 348
13.9 DQ Mixed 75.7 121
97.3% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: 2.0.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 487
Mixed 501
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 35.7
132% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 123
138% 237 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 462
Mixed 419
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 33.2
133% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 90.7
128% 237 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 2.0.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 485
Mixed 495
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 38.1
129% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 117
132% 230 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 450
Write 433
Mixed 448
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 22.9
4K Mixed 6.55
39% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 10.1
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 7.84
51% 108 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 230
Mixed 284
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 17.3
84% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 17
49% 107 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,072 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 11,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,497

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 Comments

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

Groundbreaker...

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Liked

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Outstanding

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Good

3 years ago.

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


Very good

5 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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