Average Bench: 93.2% (159th of 955)

Based on 1,017 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 6.8% 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 87.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 78.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 49.9%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 493 523
250 Write 455 503
285 Mixed 465 507
178 SusWrite 372 479
100% 446 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 23.1 28.4
41.1 4K Write 87.2 130
13.2 4K Mixed 28.3 40.6
117% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 222 380
62.8 DQ Write 231 350
13.9 DQ Mixed 78.8 121
99.9% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 439 466 401 396 370 MB/s
Read 467
Write 463
Mixed 332
SusWrite 404
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 29.6
102% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 282
233% 333 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 452 456 444 443 443 MB/s
Read 452
Write 439
Mixed 319
SusWrite 442
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 25.5
89% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 295
241% 342 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,585,287 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 9,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $889

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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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