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Ocz Vector 180

Ocz Vector 180
alaScore 95

18 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Ocz Vector 180. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Vector 180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

OCZ Vector 180 (960GB)

 

Despite being intended as competition for other high-end SSDs on the market, such as the Samsung 850 Pro , the new drive didn't meet my expectations in testing, trailing behind its competitors in most tests. It also has half the warranty time and the...

The OCZ Vector 180 protects data in case of power loss and includes hassle-free consumer support as well as a long warranty.

The drive's speed and durability rating trail behind high-end SSDs on the market. There are no data security or performance enhancement features.

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.com)

OCZ Vector 180 review

 

If you're looking to upgrade the speed of your desktop computer, or want to avoid jumping through hoops with customer support when setting up a new drive, OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive (SSD) is for you. As long as you don't expect top benchmark...

The OCZ Vector 180 protects data in case of power loss and includes hassle-free consumer support as well as a long warranty.

The drive's speed and durability rating trail behind high-end SSDs on the market. There are no data security or performance enhancement features.

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

OCZ Vector 180: A decent but unspectacular high-end drive

 

OCZ has refreshed its Vector drive with the new Vector 180. The new drive uses OCZ's in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller and now features power loss protection. We check out this new drive to see if it's a worthy alternative to kingpins from...

Underwhelming performance ; Bundled 3.5-inch HDD adapter and cloning utility ; SSD Guru management utility ; Power failure protection ; Decently priced

No longer blazing fast by today's standard ; ShieldPlus warranty program not available locally ; Heavy for an SSD - a concern for notebook users

At the end of the day, it seems like we need to wait a little while longer before the allegiance of Toshiba and OCZ can come up with something that will really give Samsung a run for their money. Toshiba recently announced that, together with SanDisk,...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

OCZ Vector 180 (480GB) Review and Ratings

 

OCZ's latest flagship consumer SSD sports some enterprise-class data protection features and competitive performance just a smidge behind Samsung's and SanDisk's parallel drives. But its strongest competition comes from inside its own line.

Fast sequential-write speeds, and competitive overall performance ; Slick SSD Guru software ; Slightly cheaper than competing Samsung SSD 850 EVO ; Available in higher top capacity than previous Vector drive

OCZ-made AMD Radeon R7 SSD performs almost as well, but costs less ; A few other flagship drives offer double the warranty period

The Vector 180 boasts respectable performance, some enterprise-class features, and a nice new drive utility—and it’s available at a higher capacity than the last Vector we tested. But the Vector 180’s performance in our tests was only marginally better...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (tomshardware.com)

OCZ Vector 180 960GB SSD Review

 

One drive failure is too many in the eyes of OCZ Storage Solutions, so the company is addressing a potential point of failure in its new Vector 180 by adding a capacitor to ensure data at rest can make it to the flash should you lose power.

Mar, 2015

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Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review

 

In recent times we have seen OCZ expand their product family by releasing branded SSD with AMD as well as updating their value orientated range with the ARC 100. Today they launch a new enthusiast SSD and we look at the 480Gb version in our OCZ Vector...

Starting with the build quality of the Vector 180 we have a the usual excellent, solid casing from OCZ. Then inside we have proven parts from OCZ and their parent company, Toshiba, which are very much tried and trusted. At a glance the Vector 180 could...

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.co.uk)

OCZ Vector 180 review

 

If you're looking to upgrade the speed of your desktop computer, or want to avoid jumping through hoops with customer support when setting up a new drive, OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive (SSD) is for you. As long as you don't expect top benchmark...

The OCZ Vector 180 protects data in case of power loss and includes hassle-free consumer support as well as a long warranty.

The drive's speed and durability rating trail behind high-end SSDs on the market. There are no data security or performance enhancement features.

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.com.au)

OCZ Vector 180 review: A good affordable solid-state drive for desktops

 

If you're looking to upgrade the speed of your desktop computer, or want to avoid jumping through hoops with customer support when setting up a new drive, OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive (SSD) is for you. As long as you don't expect top benchmark...

The OCZ Vector 180 protects data in case of power loss and includes hassle-free consumer support as well as a long warranty

The drive's speed and durability rating trail behind high-end SSDs on the market. There are no data security or performance enhancement features

The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: vortez.net (vortez.net)

OCZ Vector 180 Review

 

OCZ's latest solid state drive featuring Barefoot 3, Toshiba NAND Flash, Power Failure Management Plus and a whopping 5-years warranty. Is this the best SATA-SSD money can buy?

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

One Minute Review: OCZ Vector 180 SSD

 

Now that SSD performance is at the point where the SATA bandwidth is nearly fully saturated, cost and reliability have become increasingly important factors.

Great for a system drive or for critical data.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:UL C/US, FCC, CE, C-Tick, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, WEEE
Color of product:Black, Blue, Silver, White
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Size:2.5

Energy Management

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

Operational Conditions

Maximum non-operating altitude:548031.5
Maximum operating altitude:137007.9
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Acronis True Image HD
Manual: Yes
Packaging type:Box

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
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
Random read (4KB):100000
Random write (4KB):95000
Read Speed:550
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:960
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
TRIM support: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write Speed:530

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.93
Height:0.276
Weight:4.06
Width:2.74