Average Bench: 90.3% (275th of 1016)

Based on 891 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 9.6% 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 40.7%. 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 370MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 433MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 891 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 433 517
325 Write 443 499
249 Mixed 370 500
228 SusWrite 388 460
92% 408 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 23 27.9
47.4 4K Write 86 130
13.6 4K Mixed 29.3 40.1
118% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 263 346
78.4 DQ Write 273 370
14.4 DQ Mixed 185 286
162% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 368 436 395 428 385 MB/s
Read 398
Write 429
Mixed 321
SusWrite 408
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 26.6
89% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 281
223% 310 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 396 385 422 399 388 MB/s
Read 403
Write 426
Mixed 337
SusWrite 390
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 29
98% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 248
193% 265 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 382 413 389 428 393 MB/s
Read 391
Write 392
Mixed 319
SusWrite 390
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 29.2
97% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 146
144% 231 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,681,288 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 36,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $705

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

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