Average Bench: 75% (561st of 1058)

Based on 1,276 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 25.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 193MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB is 36.8%. 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 1,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 384 442
166 Write 234 279
214 Mixed 266 303
123 SusWrite 195 251
60.2% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.6 33.3
32.7 4K Write 72.7 115
21.6 4K Mixed 33.4 43.3
122% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 262 310
96.4 DQ Write 198 240
56.1 DQ Mixed 193 291
154% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 250 248 242 233 164 MB/s
Read 364
Write 239
Mixed 252
SusWrite 228
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 33.6
130% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 165
147% 222 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 160 149 151 166 MB/s
Read 308
Write 181
Mixed 215
SusWrite 153
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 26.9
89% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 145
120% 174 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,172,203 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $1605 years
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Typical Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB Builds (Compare 45,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $457

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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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