It’s Everything You Know About SSDs, But Better
Developed by the most awarded SSD brand of all time, OCZ Vector 180 SSDs offer the be-all and end-all of feature-sets for the most demanding users who won’t settle for anything but the best. Featuring enhanced performance, reliability, and endurance, the Vector 180 series provides a flash storage solution second to none.
The Enthusiast’s SSD
You say you want only the best components in your system? Well here is your next SSD. Vector 180 was designed to redefine best-in-class storage and built to excel in high-end computing environments.
Only the fastest boot ups, file transfers, and system responsiveness are acceptable for Vector 180 users. Say goodbye to every form of storage lag and get a computing experience worthy of your time.
The Epitome of Reliability
With superior reliability in mind, Vector 180 SSDs feature Power Failure Management (PFM) to protect the drive in the event of system power loss, ensuring you’re up and running again in no time.
Maximum Speed. Zero Tricks.
Vector 180 offers real world performance that you won’t get with any other solution. No fancy behind-the-scenes tricks, just pure storage performance.
Quality and Durability from the Inside Out
With Toshiba technology built into every drive, each Vector 180 SSD is engineered for superior quality as well as durability with its premium alloy housing.
Vector 180 Features
Power Loss Protection
Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) helps prevent ‘brick drive syndrome’ that can occur during sudden power losses
Proprietary OCZ Barefoot 3 controller technology combined with the latest Toshiba A19nm flash
Advanced firmware suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term comparing to competing solutions
Bundled with 3.5” desktop adapter and Acronis® True Image™ cloning software to easily transfer data from your old hard drive or SSD
Excellent endurance rating at 50GB/day of host writes for 5 years perfect for power user applications and workloads
Superior Mixed Workload Performance
Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data, .ZIP files and software
Sleek housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the ultra-thin notebooks
Superior reliability with in-house technology and high quality components based on the latest technology
OCZ's ShieldPlus Warranty
An industry-leading approach to service that eliminates all the hassle surrounding support and warranty claims consumers may have to deal with. NO shipping costs and NO hassle. (Currently available only for USA, European Union and Taiwan)
OCZ SSD Features
OCZ SSDs offer industry-leading low latency, enabling faster access to data and a more responsive computer. Optimize an old notebook or maximize a modern PC.
It’s through cutting-edge technology that OCZ has set itself apart from the rest. Our secret sauce is in our advanced suite of flash management.
With innovative storage features, OCZ promises to change your computing expectations and live up to the hype of using an SSD.
Worried about the lifespan of flash memory? OCZ increases durability and maximizes the life expectancy of the flash in each SSD.
Beyond the Box
OCZ SSDs deliver lasting performance and reliability long after the initial ‘fresh-out-of-the-box’ experience.
The SSD Advantage
SSD technology enables 100x greater throughput, quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives.
More Bang for the Buck
When considering performance per dollar, SSDs are more cost-effective than their mechanical counterparts.
The non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards is extremely durable, unlike HDDs and their rotating disks and seeking spindles.
SSDs use significantly less power than hard drives, promoting a longer battery life in notebooks, less power consumption, and a greener computing environment.
With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC to eliminate distracting noise during gaming or entertainment.
Performance 120GB 240GB 480GB 960GB
Sequential Read Speed1 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed1 450 MB/s 530 MB/s 530 MB/s 530 MB/s
Random Read Speed
(4KB, QD32)2 85,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS
Random Write Speed
(4KB, QD32)2 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS
Steady State Random Write
(4KB QD32)3 12,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS 23,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS
1. Maximum sequential speeds measured with ATTO
2. KB random performance is measured with Crystal Disk Mark, 1000MB test file size, QD32
3. Steady State performance measured with IOMeter 2010 after a 12hr precondition according to SNIA guidelines
Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
NAND Components 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash
NAND Controller OCZ Barefoot 3 M00
Interface Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor 2.5 inch, 7mm height (fits ultra-thin notebooks)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm
Drive Weight 115g
Power Consumption Idle: 0.85W, Active: 3.7W
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance 1000G/0.5ms
Vibration (Operational) 2.17Grms (7-800Hz)
Vibration (Non-operational) 3.13Grms (5-800Hz)
Altitude (Operational) -1,000 ft. to 10,000 ft.
Altitude (Non-operational) -1,000 ft. to 40,000 ft.
Certifications UL C/US, FCC, CE, C-Tick, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, WEEE
MTBF 2.3 million hours
Data Path Protection BCH ECC corrects up to 44 random bits/1KB
Encryption 256-bit AES-compliant
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Endurance Rated for 50GB/day of host writes for 5 years under typical client workloads
Additional Reliability Protection Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) helps prevent ‘brick drive syndrome’ that can occur during sudden power losses
Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.2. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System Windows / Linux / Mac OSX
Power Requirements Standard SATA Power Connector
Targeted Applications Client workstations and laptops
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support), Idle Time Garbage Collection
Service & Support 5-Year ShieldPlus Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates
Included Software Acronis® True Image HD cloning software registration key (current version compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8)
Included Accessories A 3.5” SSD desktop adapter bracket