OCZ Vector 180 480GB Review – OCZ was the dominant force in SSDs for a while, after overtaking Intel to become the fastest SSD makers around, but the company hasn’t led the race for quite some time. The OCZ Vector 180 aims to close that gap, while also coming in at a competitive price.
The keynote feature of the Vector 180 is its power-loss protection. Known as Power Failure Management Plus, it will protect any data that has already been written to the flash memory, but data stored in the buffer at the time will be lost. This level of protection is pretty standard for consumer SSDs at this price point, but is backed up by a very generous 5 year warranty. A Barefoot 3 M00 SSD controller handles the heavy lifting, and once again we see the use of Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND Flash chips. At 83 cents per Gigabyte the Vector 180 is smack bang in the middle of the pricing pack, but its read performance figures are far behind the likes of the Samsung 850 Pro. Write performance is much better, yet it’s still not good enough to make up for the lower overall performance.
- 5 Year warranty
- Solid write performance
- Free cloning software
- Slower overall performance
OCZ Vector 180 480GB Specifications
- Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Read
- Up to 530 MB/s Sequential Write
- Up to 100,000 IOPS 4KB Random Read
- Up to 95,000 IOPS 4KB Random Write
- 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB
- 5-Year ShieldPlus Warranty
- Product Page : http://ocz.com/consumer/vector-180-sata-3-ssd