Average Bench: 94.3% (241st of 1026)

Based on 1,509 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]

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Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vector 256GB averaged just 5.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 309MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vector 256GB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vector 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 316MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 433MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 433 493
287 Write 426 487
246 Mixed 316 356
222 SusWrite 392 477
88.2% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 23.8 28.1
42.9 4K Write 86.7 126
24.7 4K Mixed 34.2 41.6
126% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
153 DQ Read 335 380
126 DQ Write 309 374
114 DQ Mixed 258 305
211% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free
Firmware: 2.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 443 441 442 443 446 MB/s
Read 459
Write 476
Mixed 347
SusWrite 443
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 36.3
128% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 292
237% 336 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 383 430 394 286 179 MB/s
Read 450
Write 434
Mixed 379
SusWrite 350
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 28.3
95% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 213
161% 218 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,699,139 SSDs tested.

Typical Vector 256GB Builds (Compare 2,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $894

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 Comments

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

Groundbreaker...

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Liked

3 years ago.


Outstanding

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Good

5 years ago.

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


Very good

7 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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