Average Bench: 47.7% (840th of 1016)

Based on 929 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-SOLID3

Below average average bench

The OCZ SOLID3 120GB averaged 52.2% 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 82.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ SOLID3 120GB is 28.1%. 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 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 929 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 149 188
83.2 Write 111 127
105 Mixed 126 145
66.9 SusWrite 88.2 101
26.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13 4K Read 22.1 28.6
26.6 4K Write 69.4 108
15.2 4K Mixed 26.1 33.6
104% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 106 144
59.5 DQ Write 105 124
27.1 DQ Mixed 82.3 116
68.2% 97.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 97 76 100 99 101 MB/s
Read 146
Write 120
Mixed 136
SusWrite 96.4
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 25.9
120% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 116
91% 126 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 88 84 93 89 91 MB/s
Read 165
Write 111
Mixed 117
SusWrite 90.9
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 24.7
100% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 110
88% 123 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 94 98 98 99 99 MB/s
Read 146
Write 111
Mixed 124
SusWrite 96.1
27% 119 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 24.1
92% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 79.4
73% 112 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 94 91 97 94 91 MB/s
Read 132
Write 114
Mixed 129
SusWrite 92.5
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 28.8
103% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 87.4
DQ Mixed 31.2
32% 48.7 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 94 96 98 95 97 MB/s
Read 144
Write 113
Mixed 113
SusWrite 96.5
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 26.5
95% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 60.6
DQ Mixed 27.6
26% 38.3 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 79 87 88 86 86 MB/s
Read 150
Write 108
Mixed 120
SusWrite 86.8
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 18.2
57% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 106
83% 116 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical SOLID3 120GB Builds (Compare 7,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $623

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