SamsungMZ-7KE128BW
OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,526 user samples
16,736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 81GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1058
18,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 684th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
97.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+44%
67.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
380 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
395 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+176%
143 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
31.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+13%
28.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
73.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
301 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+57%
192 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+20%
32.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
337 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+179%
121 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+17%
440 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
481 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+199%
161 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
35 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
109 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+67%
214 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
41.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
476 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+242%
139 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,272,823 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
7.6 % Much better value.
+69%
4.49 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +4% 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Cheaper.
+14%
$116
Age
Newest
84 Months Much more recent.
+32%
124 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+103%
191 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+129%
157 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,260 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+82%
691 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
332 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+105%
162 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
332 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+94%
171 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
282 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+107%
136 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
265 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+99%
133 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 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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