Average Bench: 90.8% (271st of 1021)

Based on 889 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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Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 9.2% 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 216MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 42.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 180 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 418MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 889 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 418 511
300 Write 435 492
247 Mixed 346 496
252 SusWrite 389 461
89.5% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 23 27.9
45.6 4K Write 86.1 132
15 4K Mixed 31.2 40.4
120% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 283 346
94.4 DQ Write 289 370
24.4 DQ Mixed 216 286
181% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 452 417 452 416 410 MB/s
Read 422
Write 448
Mixed 333
SusWrite 425
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 30.4
106% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 282
227% 320 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 453 410 447 393 217 MB/s
Read 395
Write 440
Mixed 319
SusWrite 384
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 30.1
107% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 285
233% 330 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 283 262 283 284 262 MB/s
Read 352
Write 365
Mixed 296
SusWrite 276
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 34.3
124% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 195
151% 207 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 40,492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $747

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

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