OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116
HyperXSHFS37A/240G
 $116 

Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC. Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 45,162 user samples
21,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 684th / 1058
23,995 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 222GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 33GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 658th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.6 % 69.7 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
379 MB/s Faster read speed.
+15%
331 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s 215 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+51%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
26.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.5 MB/s 85.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s 235 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.7 MB/s 35.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
120 MB/s 135 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+12%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
437 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
394 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s 264 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+65%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
33 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s +1% 112 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
213 MB/s 271 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s 44.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
138 MB/s 167 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 47,043,592 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+250%
Value
Value For Money
4.51 % 5.34 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % +2% 51 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 Much cheaper.
+40%
$193
Age
Newest
126 Months 85+ Months Much more recent.
+33%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s 215 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+13%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s 258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+64%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
694 Pts 838 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s 198 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+21%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
171 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
159 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
137 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+45%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s 164 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
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The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Write speed is only about 180-200 MB/s, not 500 as manufacturer says.. [Oct '18 Drezik99]

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