Average Bench: 88.1% (252nd of 980)

Based on 655 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VECTOR180, OCZ-VECT OR180

The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector 150. The 180 does feature "Power Failure Management Plus" which protects data that has already been written to the drive but any data that is in the process of being written is still at risk. In terms of performance the Vector 180, like its predecessor (Vector 150) is very strong. With an effective speed of 98.7% the Vector appears to hold its own with the likes of the similarly priced Samsung 850 Pro. But taking a closer look at the performance differences between the 850 Pro and Vector 180 shows that although the headline speeds are comparable, the Vector has significantly slower 4K Mixed IO speeds, this won't impact most consumers but it could be a sticking point for power users. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 11.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vector 180 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 180 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 203MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 391MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 655 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 469 519
356 Write 460 502
280 Mixed 434 504
259 SusWrite 391 460
98.8% 438 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.5 28
39.5 4K Write 81.1 126
11.6 4K Mixed 24 38.8
108% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 DQ Read 203 345
61.6 DQ Write 229 354
12.3 DQ Mixed 102 284
108% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16018 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 4,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,124

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Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (2nd gen) MLC NAND

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