OCZ Technology Vector 256GB SSD Review

OCZ Vector 256GB - Synthetic Benchmarks

As real-world comparisons between SSDs are very difficult if not impossible to implement without custom measuring techniques, benchmarking tools that test the major facets of performance such as sequential read/write speeds, random read/write speeds, and incompressible/compressible read/write speeds are valuable tools for reporting a quantifiable difference betwen drives. For our testing we used CrystalDiskMark, ATTO,  AS SSD, and the Storage Benchmark of PCMark7. Reporting the 4k file size provides a representative measure of performance during normal usage, since OS operations generally consist of many small file transfers. For an objective measure of real-life performance, PCMark 7 is a reliable solution for extracting an overall score as well as important real-life metrics, such as application loading and game data transfers. As there is an inherent amount of variability between benchmarks, we ran them with larger sizes to allow the speeds to average over a longer period of time.  We ran four runs of each benchmark and averaged the numbers to further offset variability.


Test Setup

Case Fractal Design Define XL
CPU Intel i5-3570K
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 240M
Thermal Paste Noctura NT-H1
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
RAM Kingston Predator 16GB (2x8GB) 1866MHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
OS HDD Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD
PSU OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit


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