Average Bench: 61.6% (714th of 1012)

Based on 671 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Above average average bench

The OCZ VERTEX3 90GB averaged 38.3% 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 88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ VERTEX3 90GB is 31.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ VERTEX3 90GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 671 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 403 504
93.3 Write 111 125
138 Mixed 165 184
78.8 SusWrite 99.1 114
42.6% 195 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 26.4 35.1
37.2 4K Write 75.1 109
9.45 4K Mixed 25.1 38.6
112% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 DQ Read 146 195
78.1 DQ Write 109 123
10.5 DQ Mixed 88 147
76.4% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
51GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 90 106 106 107 106 MB/s
Read 374
Write 124
Mixed 171
SusWrite 104
42% 193 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 38.5
159% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 139
109% 151 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 102 111 102 93 MB/s
Read 413
Write 122
Mixed 180
SusWrite 104
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 31.5
119% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 138
106% 147 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 96 95 95 93 MB/s
Read 348
Write 93
Mixed 164
SusWrite 96.5
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 28.7
127% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 113
88% 121 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical VERTEX3 90GB Builds (Compare 16,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $866

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