Average Bench: 93.4% (279th of 1058)

Based on 1,820 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VECTOR, OCZ-VECT OR, OCZ VECT OR, OCZ-VECT OCZ-VECTOR

This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third party memory (Intel Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC) so unlike the Samsung 840 Pro the Vector is not built 100% in house. There have been several SSDs released recently, each slightly besting the other in some small corner of benchmark space. First the Corsiar Neutron GTX, then the Samsung 840 Pro and now the Vector which currently holds the crown for sequential write and 4K write. In terms of overall performance the Vector achieved a real world speed of 578.8 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 1243 both are spectacular results that firmly place the vector amongst the top two or three performance SSD's currently available. In terms of raw performance the only alternative is the Samsung 840 Pro[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vector 256GB averaged just 6.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vector 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 253MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 49.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 383MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,820 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 432 493
236 Write 423 488
227 Mixed 314 354
142 SusWrite 383 479
87.4% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 23.9 28
41.1 4K Write 86.5 127
24.7 4K Mixed 34.2 41.5
126% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
179 DQ Read 330 379
118 DQ Write 299 373
121 DQ Mixed 253 302
207% 294 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 436 488 464 489 464 MB/s
Read 460
Write 488
Mixed 345
SusWrite 471
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 38.9
142% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 294
240% 341 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 1.03.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 471 469 467 467 467 MB/s
Read 443
Write 458
Mixed 332
SusWrite 465
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 39.2
139% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 297
240% 339 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 424 448 425 451 428 MB/s
Read 481
Write 443
Mixed 342
SusWrite 437
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 36.3
131% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 208
158% 215 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 242 257 264 261 216 MB/s
Read 355
Write 346
Mixed 268
SusWrite 250
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 33.7
129% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 201
156% 214 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,896,930 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 1,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $898

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Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash Memory: IMFT Synchronous 25nm MLC


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6 years ago.

It has served me over a month, still superior in performance. I couldn't imagine a better SSD.

Very good

8 years ago.

It's only been eight months since the release of the OCZ Vertex 4 which is indicative of how quickly the SSD market is moving. There is next to nothing separating the top SSD's nowadays, and the most sensible choice for most users is no doubt to stick to one of the older generation drives which are now available at good discounts. For the vast majority of use cases something like the Samsung 830 will perform almost as well as the latest and greatest but if you want the best of the best...

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