Average Bench: 90.2% (268th of 1011)

Based on 845 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 169MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 41.9%. 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 382MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 390MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 845 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 440 518
327 Write 447 500
257 Mixed 382 501
259 SusWrite 390 461
93.5% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 22.9 27.9
47 4K Write 86 130
12.9 4K Mixed 28.3 40.1
116% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 DQ Read 252 346
70.8 DQ Write 265 369
13.9 DQ Mixed 169 286
152% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 413 387 419 391 410 MB/s
Read 414
Write 398
Mixed 308
SusWrite 406
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 34.5
140% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 285
232% 327 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 430 465 427 477 439 MB/s
Read 425
Write 473
Mixed 349
SusWrite 448
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 33.5
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 254
209% 295 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 436 403 446 413 447 MB/s
Read 401
Write 442
Mixed 331
SusWrite 423
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 31.1
110% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 280
232% 332 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 457 425 219 198 211 MB/s
Read 435
Write 475
Mixed 350
SusWrite 326
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 35
128% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 288
228% 314 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 368 197 191 191 156 MB/s
Read 409
Write 458
Mixed 218
SusWrite 218
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 31.7
127% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 257
212% 304 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 34,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $539

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