Average Bench: 68.3% (355th of 862)

Based on 1,293 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Above average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB averaged 31.6% 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 73.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 36.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,293 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 470 520
165 Write 227 270
199 Mixed 282 337
71.8% 326 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.3 33.9
32 4K Write 73.3 119
9.78 4K Mixed 15.4 21.6
96.8% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 169 293
54.7 DQ Write 171 253
9.15 DQ Mixed 45.7 81.3
68.5% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 459
Write 219
Mixed 275
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 19.1
127% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 50.7
97% 194 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 367
Write 255
Mixed 261
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 19.3
102% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 68.6
86% 152 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 240
Mixed 285
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 10
85% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 9.99
18% 34.2 MB/s
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Typical Vertex 3 240GB Builds (Compare 2,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $458

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,418

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