SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vector vs SSDNow V300

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

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 faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 38.7 MB/s More than 9.8x faster 4k random read
Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,024 MB cache is just OK
Significantly higher capacity 512 GB vs 60 GB More than 8.5x higher capacity
Significantly faster 4k random write 100.6 MB/s vs 33.3 MB/s More than 3x faster 4k random write
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 6.46 ms 9.8x lower 4k random read access time
Faster 512K sequential read 531.4 MB/s vs 235.27 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 512K sequential read
Much lower 4k random write access time 2.48 ms vs 7.51 ms 3x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,178 pts vs 306 pts More than 3.8x higher AS SSD score
Faster tom's storage bench application 620 pts vs 412 pts More than 50% faster tom's storage bench application
Significantly faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.78 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s Around 3.5x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher MTBF 1,300,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 30% higher MTBF
Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

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Kingston SSDNow V300

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 10 s More than 15% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Faster 512K sequential write 468.69 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential write
Lighter 77 g vs 115 g Around 35% lighter
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.4 Watts Around 25% lower avg. power consumption
More capacity per dollar 1.41 GB/$ vs 0.93 GB/$ More than 50% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vector vs SSDNow V300

4K Random Read

Vector
380.71 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vector
100.6 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vector
10 s
SSDNow V300
8.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vector
2.4 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vector
2.48 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vector
0.66 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vector  vs SSDNow V300 

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

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