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OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review – Conclusion

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 seem like a minor update to the range, for example the increased capacity on the largest drive, but there is a little more going on here thanks to power fail protection. OCZs Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) detects power issues within the drive and uses firmware logic and a small amount of capacitance to protect data.


OCZ’s slogan for the Vector 180 is “performance and reliability amplified” and that puts them in an interesting position, often the two are hard to mix well. As an example, in our testing we noted some lower than expected performance in CDM, a synthetic test, but real world use which showed the drive to be very competitive. OCZ provided the following statement:

“Thank you for your inquiry in regards to the I/O behavior on the Vector 180 Series. What is being observed is a characteristic of the design of the drive itself and is a result of the firmware performing updates to its metadata mapping table and flushing the entire table out of DRAM and onto the NAND flash, during which I/O throughput is impacted for very brief periods. Our metadata management is done on a frequent basis to prevent failure modes related to bricked drives as a result of metadata corruption, which can potentially happen on other non PFM+ enabled SSDs as a result of unexpected power loss. This is observed to a greater extent on the larger drives (960GB) where there is more metadata to manage. While this phenomenon is observable in synthetic benchmarks, there is virtually no impact to typical client grade end-user applications and during real world use. With the Barefoot 3 based Vector 180 Series design, we strove to deliver the optimal balance of performance and reliability for our valued enthusiast and workstation customers. With Daryl Lang, CTO, OCZ Storage Solutions”

That would seem to match our experience, and with the benefit being enhanced reliability/endurance mixed with the new support process at OCZ means we have a product which is well rounded. The software solution of TrueImage and OCZ’s own (impressive) SSD Guru adds further value and therefore the drive wins our recommended award.

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