Average Bench: 89.4% (260th of 1000)

Based on 747 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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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vector 180 240GB averaged just 10.6% 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 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 39.5%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 392MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 747 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 458 519
357 Write 456 502
275 Mixed 413 503
259 SusWrite 392 460
96.8% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 22.8 27.8
45.1 4K Write 83.4 126
12.5 4K Mixed 25.9 39.7
112% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 DQ Read 227 345
64.9 DQ Write 246 368
13.1 DQ Mixed 130 285
127% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 445 484 449 487 449 MB/s
Read 439
Write 488
Mixed 350
SusWrite 465
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 39.9
154% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 283
233% 332 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 427 456 429 466 323 MB/s
Read 422
Write 455
Mixed 343
SusWrite 427
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 33.5
121% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 273
211% 287 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 339 323 353 346 334 MB/s
Read 379
Write 403
Mixed 296
SusWrite 338
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 29.1
121% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 287
233% 328 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16022 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 11,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $797

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

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