Average Bench: 90.2% (268th of 1011)

Based on 842 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 9.8% 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 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 41.6%. 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 387MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 393MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 842 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 443 518
334 Write 449 500
260 Mixed 387 502
262 SusWrite 393 461
94.2% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.9 27.9
46.8 4K Write 85.5 130
12.9 4K Mixed 27.9 40
116% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 DQ Read 248 346
70.8 DQ Write 264 369
13.6 DQ Mixed 164 286
149% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 441 478 440 478 442 MB/s
Read 434
Write 477
Mixed 354
SusWrite 459
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 34.5
125% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 279
227% 322 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,505,703 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 32,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
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: 55% - Above average Total price: $650

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

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