Average Bench: 67.9% (358th of 859)

Based on 1,125 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Above average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,125 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 467 518
165 Write 227 269
200 Mixed 282 338
71.6% 325 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.3 33.9
29.4 4K Write 72.4 120
9.84 4K Mixed 15.2 21.7
96.2% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 163 292
50.9 DQ Write 170 256
9.47 DQ Mixed 45.3 81.8
67.5% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 246
Mixed 328
79% 360 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 22.9
139% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 61
93% 176 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 480
Write 223
Mixed 274
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 14.9
116% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 14.8
28% 52.1 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 519
Write 270
Mixed 320
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 10.9
77% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.3
DQ Write 44.6
DQ Mixed 54.8
35% 40.2 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $458

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,489

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