Average Bench: 76.4% (530th of 1058)

Based on 3,548 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 184MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is 34.7%. 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 3,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 370 432
186 Write 253 288
214 Mixed 267 295
132 SusWrite 194 237
60.5% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 28.6 34.5
31.1 4K Write 75.1 108
22.7 4K Mixed 34.6 42.9
127% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
175 DQ Read 262 305
102 DQ Write 217 263
70.3 DQ Mixed 184 250
153% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free
Firmware: 2.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 201 185 221 218 226 MB/s
Read 407
Write 270
Mixed 280
SusWrite 208
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.8
161% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 245
193% 268 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 223 225 227 224 230 MB/s
Read 375
Write 266
Mixed 286
SusWrite 227
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 35.9
141% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 168
153% 235 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 232 231 248 229 222 MB/s
Read 377
Write 272
Mixed 286
SusWrite 237
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 31.9
132% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 142
137% 216 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 147 156 148 153 148 MB/s
Read 329
Write 218
Mixed 272
SusWrite 151
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 39.9
152% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 228
177% 243 MB/s
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Typical Vertex 3 240GB Builds (Compare 3,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $1,090

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