Over the last few months I have had the chance to check out a whole list of different SSD’s from a wide range of manufactures. For the most part all of them are sporting the new Phison S10 controller. While those drives have been fast I couldn’t help but notice that the OCZ drives that I tested well over a year ago were right up there holding their own. That got me wondering what the new PCZ drive is capable so I asked to check out the new Vector 180. Today I’m going to dig into it and see what they have going on and then run it through our benchmark suite to see how it performs to find out how it compares to everyone else’s new flagship drives.

Product Name: OCZ Vector 180 480GB

Review Sample Provided by: OCZ

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Usable Capacities 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
NAND Components 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash
NAND Controller OCZ Barefoot 3 M00
Interface Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor 2.5 inch, 7mm height
Dimension (L x W x H) 99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm
Drive Weight 115g
Power Consumption Idle: 0.85W, Active: 3.7W
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance 1000G/0.5ms
Vibration (Operational) 2.17Grms (7-800Hz)
Vibration (Non-operational) 3.13Grms (5-800Hz)
Altitude (Operational) -1,000 ft. to 10,000 ft.
Altitude (Non-operational) -1,000 ft. to 40,000 ft.
Certifications UL C/US, FCC, CE, C-Tick, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, WEEE
MTBF 2.3 million hours
Data Path Protection BCH ECC corrects up to 44 random bits/1KB
Encryption 256-bit AES-compliant
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Endurance Rated for 50GB/day of host writes for 5 years under typical client workloads
Additional Reliability Protection Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) helps prevent ‘brick drive syndrome’ that can occur during sudden power losses
Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.2. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System Windows / Linux / Mac OSX
Power Requirements Standard SATA Power Connector
Targeted Applications Client workstations and laptops
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support), Idle Time Garbage Collection
Service & Support 5-Year ShieldPlus Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates
Included Software Acronis® True Image HD cloning software registration key (current version compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8)
Included Accessories A 3.5” SSD desktop adapter bracket


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36686 05 Jun 2015 20:16
Happy Friday everyone. Today I take a look at the latest SSD from OCZ. Enjoy

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