Average Bench: 67.7% (366th of 853)

Based on 312 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 32.3% 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 72.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 32.4%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 312 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 469 520
171 Write 227 274
206 Mixed 286 340
72.1% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.5 31.4
38.6 4K Write 72.1 112
10 4K Mixed 15.3 21.2
94.9% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 171 297
61 DQ Write 165 231
10.1 DQ Mixed 51 92.1
70.3% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free
Firmware: 2.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 232
Mixed 318
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 19.8
126% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 82.8
109% 198 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 209
Mixed 290
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 12.8
92% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 11.5
55% 123 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 204
Mixed 288
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 12.8
88% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 11.9
36% 72.2 MB/s
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AmazonUS $160.0913 months ago.
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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: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,363

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