Average Bench: 75.6% (526th of 1040)

Based on 1,123 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3 MI, OCZ-VERT EX3 MI

This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential read ability but relatively very poor sequential write and 4k read scores. With a real world speed of 371.4 MB/s and an AS SSD total score of 779 the MAX IOPS version of the Vertex 3 is below average by today's standards and there are significantly better deals available elsewhere. [Feb '12 SSDrivePro]

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB averaged 24.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 197MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 236MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 385 442
182 Write 236 278
216 Mixed 267 302
130 SusWrite 197 251
60.6% 272 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 26.8 33.2
37 4K Write 74.4 115
23.2 4K Mixed 33.6 42.9
123% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 261 309
108 DQ Write 200 241
54.5 DQ Mixed 190 291
153% 217 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 214 214 211 207 209 MB/s
Read 453
Write 276
Mixed 303
SusWrite 207
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 40.3
149% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 286
210% 277 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 189 203 208 198 205 MB/s
Read 334
Write 222
Mixed 268
SusWrite 200
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 26.4
96% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 291
208% 269 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 179 190 180 160 109 MB/s
Read 305
Write 236
Mixed 255
SusWrite 166
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 32.1
109% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.2
DQ Write 85.9
DQ Mixed 40.3
36% 52.1 MB/s
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Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '11
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,060

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Flash: Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode

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Useful as secondary SSD for %TEMP% Reason ;-)

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