Average Bench: 67.1% (376th of 848)

Based on 253 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 32.9% 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 70.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 32.1%. 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 253 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 468 520
168 Write 226 268
206 Mixed 286 340
71.9% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 24.2 31.2
37.7 4K Write 70.6 112
9.85 4K Mixed 15.2 21.2
93.4% 36.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 167 297
58.2 DQ Write 163 231
10.1 DQ Mixed 50.7 92.6
69.5% 127 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
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 269
Mixed 344
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 16.6
83% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 10.6
71% 166 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 244
Mixed 331
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 16.8
80% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 18.7
DQ Write 82
DQ Mixed 41.9
35% 47.6 MB/s
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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: 64% - Good Total price: $1,277

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