Average Bench: 76.5% (485th of 1011)

Based on 2,606 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB averaged 23.5% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 34.1%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 249MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 366 421
174 Write 249 288
217 Mixed 266 293
127 SusWrite 189 235
59.9% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 28.5 35.4
37.5 4K Write 78.3 114
23.6 4K Mixed 34.7 44.1
129% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35 DQ Read 256 305
113 DQ Write 221 263
73.3 DQ Mixed 179 249
150% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 224 213 193 199 177 MB/s
Read 403
Write 268
Mixed 293
SusWrite 207
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43.1
164% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 157
146% 226 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 173 169 163 174 195 MB/s
Read 400
Write 256
Mixed 268
SusWrite 178
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 42.5
164% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 156
139% 212 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 195 212 214 213 211 MB/s
Read 354
Write 277
Mixed 274
SusWrite 208
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 35.8
125% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 170
154% 234 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 198 193 194 196 203 MB/s
Read 376
Write 226
Mixed 270
SusWrite 198
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 31.9
121% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 172
135% 183 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 148 172 174 178 176 MB/s
Read 383
Write 253
Mixed 264
SusWrite 169
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 25.5
99% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 239
188% 261 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 179 192 243 206 211 MB/s
Read 294
Write 247
Mixed 230
SusWrite 204
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 33.9
116% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 39.2
40% 60.9 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 119 121 119 119 MB/s
Read 322
Write 218
Mixed 225
SusWrite 116
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 28.4
106% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 139
124% 190 MB/s
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,388

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