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OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review

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PCMark Vantage HDD Tests

PCMark Vantage is an objective hardware performance benchmark tool for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. PCMark Vantage is well suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista/7 PC: from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops, to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Benchmark Reviews has decided to use the HDD Test Suite to demonstrate simulated real-world storage drive performance in this article.

PCMark Vantage runs eight different storage benchmarks, each with a specific purpose. Once testing is complete, results are given a PCMark score while and detailed results indicate actual transaction speeds. The 240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD produced a total PCMark Vantage (secondary) HDD Test Suite score of 67840.0. Specific speeds are reported below:

PCMark-Vantage-OCZ-Vector-150-SSD240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD

Our tests were conducted on an Intel P67-Express Sandy Bridge motherboard using the onboard native SATA 6Gb/s controller with 64-bit Windows 7. Because new drivers were used, this test is not comparable to past tests and may not be fairly compared to storage devices attached to other computer systems.

PCMark-Vantage-Benchmark-Results

In the next section, I share my review conclusion and final product rating.


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3 comments

  1. tekraken

    Nice review as always Olin.
    Just one thing…
    How does it compare to a samsung SSD?
    Or did I miss that part?

    1. Olin Coles

      Unfortunately we do not have a Samsung SSD to compare against because our requests have not been answered. However, for comparison purposes, the Samsung 840 Pro uses 21nm NAND whereas Vector 150 uses 19nm NAND flash. Vector 150 reads at 550 MB/s and writes at 530 while Samsung 840 Pro reads at 540 and writes at 520 MB/s. Both read at 100K IOPS and offer a five-year warranty, but Vector 150 features 50 GB/day endurance compared to 40 GB/day for Samsung 840 Pro. I hope this helps!

  2. tekraken

    Thank you.

    I guess Samsung don’t need the reviews at this point in time.

    These are awfully close spec wise. Now to wait it out for reliability info.

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