Average Bench: 67.7% (369th of 862)

Based on 382 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3 MI, OCZ-VERT EX3 MI

This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential read ability but relatively very poor sequential write and 4k read scores. With a real world speed of 371.4 MB/s and an AS SSD total score of 779 the MAX IOPS version of the Vertex 3 is below average by today's standards and there are significantly better deals available elsewhere. [Feb '12 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB averaged 32.2% 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 72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 382 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 471 521
169 Write 228 276
209 Mixed 288 343
72.4% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 24.6 31.7
37.5 4K Write 72 115
10 4K Mixed 15.3 21.4
95% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 167 297
58.5 DQ Write 163 231
9.85 DQ Mixed 49.5 92.4
68.9% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: 2.50 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 250
Mixed 321
78% 356 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 11.7
78% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 9.52
76% 176 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 234
Mixed 315
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 15.2
64% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 69
99% 184 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 2.50 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 224
Mixed 307
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 11.5
76% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 55.9
DQ Mixed 11.2
17% 31 MB/s
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AmazonUS $160.0917 months ago.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,161

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Flash: Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode

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Good

1 month ago.

Useful as secondary SSD for %TEMP% Reason ;-)


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