Average Bench: 67.6% (383rd of 873)

Based on 422 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]


Above average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB averaged 32.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.4MB/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.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 422 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 471 519
169 Write 228 273
212 Mixed 287 341
72.4% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 24.6 31.7
36.1 4K Write 71.4 114
10.3 4K Mixed 15.3 21.3
94.7% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 165 295
59.3 DQ Write 161 233
9.84 DQ Mixed 49.4 92.4
68.3% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 498
Write 279
Mixed 361
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 14.7
116% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 14.9
78% 179 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 497
Write 250
Mixed 331
79% 360 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 16.5
116% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 11.5
74% 170 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 262
Mixed 316
79% 360 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 17.3
115% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.8
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 10.2
27% 53.5 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 224
Mixed 244
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 17.7
92% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 75.5
85% 146 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 2.11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 476
Write 204
Mixed 307
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 17.4
80% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 54.2
DQ Mixed 10.6
16% 28.9 MB/s
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Desktop 62%
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,291

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

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

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