Average Bench: 87.5% (238th of 964)

Based on 606 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 12.5% 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 Random Write Speed 80.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 81MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 43%. 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 22.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 606 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 476 519
356 Write 462 502
273 Mixed 447 504
248 SusWrite 397 461
100% 445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.3 27.9
39.5 4K Write 80.3 126
11.5 4K Mixed 22.8 37.4
106% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 DQ Read 191 345
61.1 DQ Write 217 352
12.1 DQ Mixed 81 283
95% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 477 436 475 434 447 MB/s
Read 438
Write 475
Mixed 346
SusWrite 450
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 36.7
131% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 286
235% 333 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 326 408 376 417 414 MB/s
Read 390
Write 426
Mixed 331
SusWrite 378
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 37.5
139% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 280
229% 326 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,675,494 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16015 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 3,927 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,018

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 Comments

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

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