Average Bench: 77.6% (490th of 1034)

Based on 2,923 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB averaged 22.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 192MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 29.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 194MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 253MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 373 430
196 Write 253 291
226 Mixed 270 298
136 SusWrite 194 240
60.9% 272 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 28.8 34.8
41.1 4K Write 77 110
25.1 4K Mixed 35.3 43.4
130% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 268 305
151 DQ Write 224 264
108 DQ Mixed 192 254
159% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 192 230 228 210 228 MB/s
Read 368
Write 274
Mixed 291
SusWrite 209
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 45
183% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 252
197% 272 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 214 209 221 216 216 MB/s
Read 411
Write 279
Mixed 291
SusWrite 209
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 40.9
152% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 233
187% 264 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 2.28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 199 200 204 199 195 MB/s
Read 371
Write 251
Mixed 265
SusWrite 199
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 40.2
161% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 115
115% 185 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 127 119 121 149 163 MB/s
Read 329
Write 204
Mixed 271
SusWrite 138
53% 235 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 35.8
142% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 159
146% 225 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 205 187 159 149 138 MB/s
Read 396
Write 278
Mixed 274
SusWrite 175
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 23.1
84% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 148
125% 182 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 158 144 145 150 147 MB/s
Read 286
Write 231
Mixed 276
SusWrite 152
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 25.5
88% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 148
126% 186 MB/s
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Typical Vertex 3 240GB Builds (Compare 1,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,255

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