SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vector vs HyperX 3K

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vector
6.9
HyperX 3K
5.9
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Vector
6.5
HyperX 3K
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Vector
7.8
HyperX 3K
7.8
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Vector
7.7
HyperX 3K
7.5
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ Vector

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vector

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Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,024 MB cache is just OK
Significantly faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 128.52 MB/s Around 3x faster 4k random read
Higher AS SSD score 1,178 pts vs 758 pts More than 55% higher AS SSD score
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 1.94 ms 2.9x lower 4k random read access time
Higher passmark rating 4,340 pts vs 3,816 pts Around 15% higher passmark rating
Higher MTBF 1,300,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 30% higher MTBF
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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Faster 512K sequential write 507.56 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s Around 35% faster 512K sequential write
Lighter 97 g vs 115 g More than 15% lighter
More capacity per dollar 1.88 GB/$ vs 0.93 GB/$ More than 2x more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vector vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

Vector
380.71 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vector
100.6 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vector
10 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vector
2.4 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vector
2.48 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vector
0.66 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vector  vs HyperX 3K 

9.3
9.2
While single-thread random performance is only in the middle of our test group, we see very nice performance at multi-threaded reads.
Vector

8.5
8.0
If that seem incremental, going on insignificant, bear in mind that numbers above 500MB/s for peak throughput are hammering up against the maximum capabilities of the SATA6Gbps interface.
Vector

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

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