Average Bench: 73.6% (536th of 1016)

Based on 2,256 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3 MI, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3 MI, OCZ-VERT EX3 MI

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB averaged 26.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,256 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 393 444
149 Write 200 237
199 Mixed 239 267
105 SusWrite 153 194
54.8% 246 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 27.6 34.1
40.9 4K Write 79.5 116
22.7 4K Mixed 33.5 41.8
127% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
93.2 DQ Read 252 301
115 DQ Write 181 219
81.4 DQ Mixed 156 218
133% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 150 157 156 169 156 MB/s
Read 439
Write 152
Mixed 234
SusWrite 159
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 37.9
144% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 217
168% 232 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 140 136 133 138 MB/s
Read 429
Write 194
Mixed 216
SusWrite 136
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 38.6
140% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 172
143% 209 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 2.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 168 169 178 169 174 MB/s
Read 371
Write 181
Mixed 240
SusWrite 165
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 32.3
137% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 216
168% 234 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 135 128 124 132 135 MB/s
Read 394
Write 192
Mixed 236
SusWrite 132
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 27.7
104% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 103
112% 189 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,421

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