Average Bench: 67.7% (366th of 859)

Based on 348 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 32.2% 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 71.9MB/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 32.7%. 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 15.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 348 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 469 520
173 Write 227 275
207 Mixed 287 341
72.2% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.6 31.6
39 4K Write 71.9 113
10.2 4K Mixed 15.3 21.2
95% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 170 297
61.6 DQ Write 164 231
10 DQ Mixed 51 92.2
70.1% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 248
Mixed 287
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 12.9
118% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 58.5
94% 181 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 467
Write 201
Mixed 228
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 18.3
87% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 85.5
86% 141 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 2.27B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 304
Write 215
Mixed 242
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 11.5
74% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 15.9
DQ Write 91.7
DQ Mixed 8.27
20% 38.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $160.0915 months ago.
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 2,482 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,332

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