OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD Review

Testing and Benchmarking

Testing Setup: Baseline Test

  • Processor: Intel i5-4670k @ 4.0Ghz
  • Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
  • Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
  • Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB OC
  • Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB 2400Mhz
  • Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200watts
  • Boot Drive: Kingston M.2 120GB SSD
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Baseline Testing and Performance

Software

  • CPU-Z
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • Crystal Disk Mark 3.0.3 x64
  • Anvil Storage Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark Test and Results

As the industry’s leading provider of high-performance storage & network connectivity products, ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware utility to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays as well as connections to storage. Top drive manufacturers, like Hitachi, build and test every drive using the ATTO Disk Benchmark

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and writer performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. The benchmark tool helps you monitor and check the response time of your unit as well as view the system information collected using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

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Compression 46%

Compression 100%

Based on the results, the Vector 150’s controller is more consistent in maintaining read and write speeds at different compression levels.

System Testing and Performance

PCMark 8 Pro – Storage Benchmark

Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

The OCZ Vector 150’s storage bandwidth in my test got up to 249.63 mb/s, much better than the Kingston M.2 SSD I reviewed using the same system which only got a storage bandwidth of 214.09 mb/s.

Let’s wrap up this review on the next page.



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