Average Bench: 68.3% (422nd of 927)

Based on 1,899 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 72.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 35.4%. 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 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,899 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 472 518
158 Write 228 274
199 Mixed 285 337
72.3% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 24.4 32.7
29.7 4K Write 72.9 115
9.54 4K Mixed 15.1 21
94.8% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 182 292
57 DQ Write 176 253
9.23 DQ Mixed 48 81.6
72% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 236
Mixed 244
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 13.4
89% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 74
90% 159 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 239
Mixed 302
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 16.1
88% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 76.4
78% 127 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: 2.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 421
Write 246
Mixed 317
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 11.8
99% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 89.4
DQ Mixed 11.7
23% 43.5 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 248
Mixed 316
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 10.8
69% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 92
DQ Write 93.8
DQ Mixed 59.6
54% 81.8 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 303
Write 200
Mixed 190
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 13.4
89% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 13
26% 50.4 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $458

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,596

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