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OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180

OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180
alaScore 91

120 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the OCZ Storage Solutions Vector 180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: Greg W. (newegg.com)

Probably the best SSD out there

 

Bought 2 of them so far and I am impressed with how well they work! Wish I had bought more when the price was right.

I would give this thing 5 stars any day of the week. Reason for the 4 stars? The price on this drive is expensive. Sometimes hard to find one to buy, too. With other drives priced now at $109 with the same 480 GIG capacity, it's really priced high at...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Edward K. (newegg.com)

Died within 2 months

 

Apparently unreliable

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Thor T. (newegg.com)

Great Value

 

I got this on sale for $270 about 6 months ago and it's given me nothing but smooth performance, short load times and great frame rates with all games (my build is a 4790k+980Ti, can get 60 fps at 1440 in CS:GO, Path of Exlile, Paragon, etc.)

No complaints after 6 months.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Jeremy P. (newegg.com)

Fast and Solid

 

This is my first SSD, so I am still learning about it. I got a 2TB mechanical drive for my storage, so I am hoping it lasts for a good long while.

It boots up Windows 10 in less than 20 seconds which is exactly the reason I got it. It is much quieter than the 1TB Western Digital drive in my last rig I built. In fact, the fans on the case are about the only way I know the computer is starting up.

None so far.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Scott N. (newegg.com)

Quite possibly the best SSD I've ever used.

 

The wife bought me a pair of these for Christmas 2015. She caught them on sale at one of the best prices I've ever seen on any 240GB SSD, regardless of brand or quality. I slapped them in the computer I was building and configured them in RAID 0. These...

Solid built - all metal case. Outstanding sequential and random read/write performance. Highest quality Toshiba NAND combined with proven Barefoot 3 controller. 5 year - 50 GB/day endurance with 2,300,000 hours MTBF. This thing wreaks quality and...

None so far.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Scott N. (newegg.com)

Quite possibly the best SSD I've ever used.

 

The wife bought me a pair of these for Christmas 2015. She caught them on sale at one of the best prices I've ever seen on any 240GB SSD, regardless of brand or quality. I slapped them in the computer I was building and configured them in RAID 0. These...

Solid built - all metal case. Highest quality Toshiba NAND combined with proven Barefoot 3 controller. 5 year 50 GB/day endurance with 2,300,000 hours MTBF. This thing wreaks quality and performance.

None so far.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Max F. (newegg.com)

OCZ knocked it out of the park again!

 

For people on the fence about this (or any SSD) you really just need to buy one. The performance that you get from a drive like this is amazing. A first timer will wonder why they did not upgrade sooner. I know that most people will think that the size...

Good packaging, nice and simple. Drive looks cool. This is my third OCZ SSD and the first one that I have is still working well. OCZ Barefoot Controller is known to be a very decent controller and looks to know be a proprietary Toshiba part. I am going...

I honestly can't think of any cons for this drive. The price is excellent as is the ample storage. A drive like this will last most people a LONG time and 960GB is a great size!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Good offering from OCZ

 

Formats to 894GB Faster read/writes with higher queue depths suggesting geared more towards enterprise and higher workload. Hit 93F during long read/writes with a 140mm 75CFM fan blowing on it. No issues in a desktop but in a laptop it could get warm...

OCZ's Vector 180 is their flagship SSD offering featuring Toshiba 19nm 128Gbit MLC NAND and the faster binned M00 397MHz controller. Fit and finish is nice and standard with their other offerings, only the color scheme changes, same 7mm z-height. Bench...

Controller PCB does not include indents for SATAIII cables to snap in securely. This has become a standard protocol for desktop drives for years. Cables are very snug and should remain in place but it should have been included. Idle @ 1 watt, no...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Alex Z. (newegg.com)

ROOM AND SPEED

 

i recommend this drive to everyone, having a 1tb ssd as your C: drive is so 2016!

-seemed like best all around performance per $, which is what I was looking for knock on wood, seems quite reliable -just as fast as my 850 evo, or so it seems, afaik that's what matters

-none so far

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Matthew C. (newegg.com)

One of the best Toshiba OCZ SSD... Justify the price?

 

Lets be clear, any non PCI SSD SATAIII that is in the 500MBps R/W range is pretty much Jack Nicholson ‘As Good as it Gets' If you are a consumer, building personal, for average to moderate use, just keep that in mind. Massive amounts of IOPS will most...

Nice retail packaging, nice color scheme… But the more important stuff below: It’s an excellent SSD. (Discrepancies will be in the other thoughts section) On first look of the Vector 180 series, the first things I compare are the read, and write...

Price, I can’t find the justification, for the consumer level to go from 64 to 104. The slightly higher price point to cover the newer implemented (assumed newer) technologies such as the Barefoot 3 Controller, and NAND flash management… I’ll just say...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:UL C/US, FCC, CE, C-Tick, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, WEEE
Colour of product:Black, Blue, Silver, White / Black, Blue, White, Silver
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Size:6.35
SSD form factor:2.5"

Logistics data

Quantity per pallet:1

Operational conditions

Maximum non-operating altitude:13920
Maximum operating altitude:3480
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features

Internal:Y
Quantity per pallet:1

Packaging Data

Adapter brackets included:2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket
Bundled software:Acronis True Image HD
Manual: Yes
Package Type:Box

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
Endurance rating (for 5 years):50
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: No
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Lithography:19
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2300000
Memory Type:MLC
Native Command Queuing (NCQ): Yes
Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+): Yes
Random read (4KB):100000 / 85000 / 95000
Random write (4KB):90000 / 95000
Read speed:550
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 240 / 480 / 960
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Steady state random write (4KB):12000 / 20000 / 23000
TRIM support: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write speed:450 / 530

Power

Power consumption (idle):0.85
Power consumption (read):3.7
Power consumption (write):3.7

Software

Bundled software:Acronis True Image HD
Downloadable software:OCZ SSD Guru
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Maximum non-operating altitude:13920
Maximum operating altitude:3480
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.97
Height :7
Weight:115
Width:6.97