OCZ Vector 180 480 Gigabyte Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 24.03.15
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With the Vector 180, OCZ has a new series of solid state drives, which can certainly convince regarding performance as well as reliability and endurance. Apart from that these drives even come at a very reasonable price point. We also like the fact very much that OCZ ships these drives with a complete bundle, which also includes OCZ's SSD Guru software. Furthermore the Vector 180 drives are covered by OCZ's new Shieldplus warranty.  

Now it's about time we start talking about performance. There is no doubt the Vector 180 is a fast drive and the Barefoot 3 controller is doing a great job again. Sequential and random performance is on the level you'd expect it to be for a recent SATA-III drive. The Vector 180 also offers highly competitive sustained performance.  

Last but not least this leaves us talking about the price. The 480 Gigabyte version we tested here, is already up on Geizhals.at where you can find it listed for 276 Euro. Price per Gigabyte is 0.575 Euro, which is, as we already mentioned, on a very competitive level. If you keep in mind, that this is a drive, which ships with an extensive bundle, the price is definitely well chosen.


Should you be looking for a reliable and quick 480 Gigabyte SSD, which also ships with a complete bundle and even comes with a competitive price, then the Vector 180 is going to be a highly capable drive.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 8 - Random write IOPS
Page 2 - Impressions Page 9 - Random read IOPS
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 10 - Threaded Performance
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 11 - Sustained Performance
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 12 - SSD Guru
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 13 - Conclusion
Page 7 - Random read KByte/s  

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