Average Bench: 90.2% (266th of 1011)

Based on 819 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 41.1%. 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 243MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 393MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 819 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 447 518
352 Write 451 500
262 Mixed 393 502
263 SusWrite 394 461
94.9% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.9 27.9
47.5 4K Write 85.4 130
12.8 4K Mixed 27.6 40
115% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 DQ Read 243 346
68.4 DQ Write 260 369
13.4 DQ Mixed 157 286
144% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,944,654 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 30,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $758

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

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