Average Bench: 89% (257th of 992)

Based on 655 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 11.0% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 180 240GB is 39.4%. 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 213MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 393MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 655 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 465 519
357 Write 459 502
284 Mixed 425 504
263 SusWrite 393 459
98.2% 436 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 22.7 27.9
44.8 4K Write 82.9 126
12.4 4K Mixed 24.9 39.2
110% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 DQ Read 213 346
62.4 DQ Write 236 356
13 DQ Mixed 114 285
117% 188 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 428 471 438 479 442 MB/s
Read 433
Write 476
Mixed 344
SusWrite 434
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 34.8
126% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 280
230% 326 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 405 387 423 394 439 MB/s
Read 376
Write 453
Mixed 330
SusWrite 399
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 34.9
135% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 284
228% 320 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 432 421 452 417 458 MB/s
Read 405
Write 456
Mixed 337
SusWrite 418
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 33.7
120% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 284
234% 332 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 438 435 360 188 212 MB/s
Read 443
Write 482
Mixed 346
SusWrite 351
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 35.7
129% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 285
234% 332 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 414 189 210 184 191 MB/s
Read 402
Write 410
Mixed 316
SusWrite 263
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37.4
138% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 283
231% 327 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Mar '15
AmazonUS $16020 months
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Typical Vector 180 240GB Builds (Compare 5,178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,044

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