SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 226,565 user samples
205,398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 79GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 1058
21,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 684th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
67.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
379 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
394 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+177%
142 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
28.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.7 MB/s Faster random write.
+14%
75.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
346 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+80%
192 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
32.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
196 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+63%
120 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
437 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
487 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+204%
160 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+30%
35.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s +2% 113 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
420 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+97%
213 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+41%
41.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
297 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+115%
138 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,043,095 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
13.4 % Hugely better value.
+198%
4.51 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +2% 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$90 Cheaper.
+22%
$116
Age
Newest
98 Months More recent.
+22%
126 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+101%
191 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+131%
157 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,268 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+83%
694 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
237 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+45%
163 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
327 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+91%
171 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+110%
137 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+50%
133 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 120GB
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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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