OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
 $116 

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

 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,430 user samples
21,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 684th / 1058
10,263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 36GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 363rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.6 % 86.7 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
379 MB/s +2% 373 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s 401 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+182%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
23.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.5 MB/s 83.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s 299 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+56%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.7 MB/s 32.8 MB/s +0%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
120 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+198%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
437 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
411 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s 427 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+167%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
27.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s 118 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
213 MB/s 324 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+52%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
39.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
138 MB/s 410 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+197%
Market Share
Based on 47,036,243 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
4.51 % 9.48 % Hugely better value.
+110%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$116 +3% $120
Age
Newest
126 Months 85 Months Much more recent.
+33%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s 317 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+66%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s 351 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+124%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
694 Pts 1,104 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+59%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s 259 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
171 MB/s 281 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+64%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
137 MB/s 284 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+107%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s 226 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+70%
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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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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