Average Bench: 69.1% (349th of 873)

Based on 1,478 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Above average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB averaged 30.9% 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 75.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 230MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 472 519
165 Write 230 274
200 Mixed 284 338
72.3% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 25.1 33.5
32.6 4K Write 75.3 118
9.76 4K Mixed 15.5 21.6
97.8% 38.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 176 294
59.7 DQ Write 175 257
9.23 DQ Mixed 47.6 80.8
70.9% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 219
Mixed 275
72% 330 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 15.7
108% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 66.6
103% 197 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 369
Write 257
Mixed 273
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 19.9
112% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 62.7
87% 160 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 241
Mixed 324
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 15.1
87% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 49.5
95% 190 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 174
Mixed 201
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 13.3
105% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 55.7
82% 154 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 220
Mixed 336
78% 356 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 10.6
94% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 9.39
44% 92.9 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: 2.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 164
Mixed 233
63% 290 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 13.9
85% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 56.7
85% 163 MB/s
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Typical Vertex 3 240GB Builds (Compare 2,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $458

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,689

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