Average Bench: 76.1% (496th of 1016)

Based on 933 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 23.8% 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 36%. 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 195MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 234MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 933 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 382 439
183 Write 234 276
218 Mixed 267 301
125 SusWrite 195 247
60.1% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 27.2 33.5
39.8 4K Write 77 115
24.8 4K Mixed 34.2 43.6
126% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
69.2 DQ Read 258 309
98 DQ Write 200 241
41.5 DQ Mixed 191 290
153% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: 2.11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 218 223 215 197 138 MB/s
Read 405
Write 242
Mixed 268
SusWrite 203
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 31.5
111% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 281
206% 270 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 213 202 217 215 218 MB/s
Read 368
Write 279
Mixed 274
SusWrite 212
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 31.6
116% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 246
184% 245 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,382,368 SSDs tested.


Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '11
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 16,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 58%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,005

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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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