Average Bench: 58% - 517th / 836

Based on 4,695 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERTEX3 LP, OCZ-VERT EX3

The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 120GB averaged 42.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB is 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 458 508
102 Write 129 146
142 Mixed 186 218
56% 258 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.3 33.3
37.7 4K Write 71.9 112
8.51 4K Mixed 13.6 18.4
92.4% 36.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 112 183
51.6 DQ Write 118 147
8.73 DQ Mixed 30.8 48.2
46.4% 87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 141
Mixed 207
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 18
101% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 44.3
62% 114 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 312
Write 107
Mixed 152
42% 191 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 13.5
110% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 36.6
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 12.2
28% 55.9 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 3 120GB Builds (Compare 1,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $883

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Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC

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