Average Bench: 67.9% (437th of 927)

Based on 479 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 32.1% 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 70.8MB/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 33.8%. 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 479 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 476 519
169 Write 229 280
212 Mixed 289 347
72.9% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 24.5 31.6
26.2 4K Write 70.8 113
10.5 4K Mixed 15.6 21.2
94.6% 37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 168 296
56.2 DQ Write 160 235
9.88 DQ Mixed 50.6 93.2
69.1% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 273
Mixed 337
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 19.9
128% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 60.6
97% 186 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 226
Mixed 302
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 10.5
93% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 91.3
60% 68.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $16023 months
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 3,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,165

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 Comments

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

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Good

7 months ago.

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


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