Average Bench: 91.8% (278th of 1037)

Based on 866 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]

Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 8.1% 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 250MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 310MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 39.7%. 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 320MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 403MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 866 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 403 448
290 Write 428 486
245 Mixed 320 352
225 SusWrite 388 461
86.8% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 23.3 27.9
42.7 4K Write 88.1 132
24.3 4K Mixed 33.4 40.6
125% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 306 347
126 DQ Write 310 371
91.8 DQ Mixed 250 287
204% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 453 420 462 434 470 MB/s
Read 426
Write 465
Mixed 346
SusWrite 437
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 32
114% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 278
227% 322 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 427 402 447 414 437 MB/s
Read 419
Write 432
Mixed 334
SusWrite 416
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 27.6
93% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 264
210% 292 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 351 383 401 367 401 MB/s
Read 335
Write 396
Mixed 197
SusWrite 370
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 27.3
88% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 63.9
DQ Mixed 31.4
28% 40.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,979 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1603 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $999

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

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