Average Bench: 47.1% (872nd of 1040)

Based on 1,250 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-SOLID3

Below average average bench

The OCZ SOLID3 120GB averaged 52.9% 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 84.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ SOLID3 120GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ SOLID3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 146 185
82.1 Write 111 129
97.5 Mixed 125 147
63.5 SusWrite 87.8 101
26.3% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 21.9 28.6
17.8 4K Write 67.5 108
14.8 4K Mixed 25.8 33.7
102% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 110 144
49.2 DQ Write 104 124
25.2 DQ Mixed 84.3 116
69.5% 99.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
23GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 92 95 94 75 96 MB/s
Read 163
Write 117
Mixed 130
SusWrite 91.6
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 33.9
138% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 115
91% 126 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 93 93 94 90 93 MB/s
Read 158
Write 110
Mixed 131
SusWrite 93.3
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 33
129% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 104
82% 116 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 74 77 78 78 79 MB/s
Read 148
Write 114
Mixed 136
SusWrite 77.7
27% 119 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 29.3
128% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 113
89% 123 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 90 90 84 84 MB/s
Read 158
Write 113
Mixed 130
SusWrite 87.7
27% 122 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 29.5
107% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 95.5
75% 104 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 85 89 89 82 88 MB/s
Read 150
Write 111
Mixed 128
SusWrite 87.1
27% 119 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 26.8
98% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 111
86% 119 MB/s
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 73 71 63 62 63 MB/s
Read 120
Write 98.5
Mixed 131
SusWrite 66.6
23% 104 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 26.5
108% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 104
68% 76.9 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 81 93 73 65 73 MB/s
Read 154
Write 109
Mixed 107
SusWrite 76.4
25% 112 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 19.8
98% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.3
DQ Write 94.5
DQ Mixed 34.6
34% 52.5 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 94 95 91 93 86 MB/s
Read 123
Write 118
Mixed 127
SusWrite 90.7
26% 115 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 21.5
80% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 82.2
DQ Mixed 29.7
30% 46 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,134,987 SSDs tested.

Typical SOLID3 120GB Builds (Compare 2,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI X370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7A33)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $539

Popular SOLID3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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