Average Bench: 67.2% (375th of 850)

Based on 287 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 32.7% 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 71.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 32.3%. 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 15.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 287 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 468 520
169 Write 227 275
207 Mixed 286 341
71.9% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 24.4 31.2
38.3 4K Write 71.1 112
9.95 4K Mixed 15.2 21.1
94% 36.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 167 297
59.4 DQ Write 162 231
10 DQ Mixed 50.8 92.2
69.5% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 282
Mixed 330
83% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 19.8
112% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 63.1
102% 196 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,833,001 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $160.0911 months ago.
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 1,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 63%
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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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