Average Bench: 66.8% - 371st / 836

Based on 235 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 33.2% 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 69.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.1MB/s
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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 225MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 235 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 467 520
166 Write 225 268
206 Mixed 285 340
71.7% 326 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 24.1 31.2
37.5 4K Write 69.5 109
9.81 4K Mixed 15.1 21.2
92.6% 36.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 DQ Read 169 298
56.8 DQ Write 163 230
10 DQ Mixed 51.6 93.2
70.1% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 235
Mixed 308
76% 343 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 19.9
129% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 96.9
115% 200 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 258
Mixed 310
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 14.7
122% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 28.2
34% 57.9 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 199
Mixed 240
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 13.8
4K Mixed 10.8
55% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 62.8
DQ Mixed 44.9
45% 73.8 MB/s

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AmazonUS $160.098 months ago.
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 1,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,245

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