Average Bench: 58.1% (761st of 1016)

Based on 116 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-VERTEX3

Average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 480GB averaged 41.8% 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 Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 69.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 480GB is 23.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 19.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 88.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 442 512
149 Write 237 304
195 Mixed 277 328
138 SusWrite 218 279
65.3% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 24.3 31.4
12.2 4K Write 19.8 22.8
8.63 4K Mixed 16.9 25.3
69% 20.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 174 233
18.5 DQ Write 88.3 109
9.07 DQ Mixed 69.7 140
68.2% 111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
248GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 275 285 286 293 278 MB/s
Read 428
Write 290
Mixed 298
SusWrite 279
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 21.7
4K Mixed 23.4
83% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 118
97% 143 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 2.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 249 244 225 236 238 MB/s
Read 387
Write 225
Mixed 258
SusWrite 240
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 17.4
4K Mixed 23.2
77% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 134
108% 155 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 209 197 201 203 201 MB/s
Read 339
Write 287
Mixed 293
SusWrite 203
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 23.1
83% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 136
109% 156 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 185 181 170 175 198 MB/s
Read 399
Write 208
Mixed 239
SusWrite 184
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 18.7
69% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 77.5
68% 104 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 210 186 190 205 141 MB/s
Read 357
Write 176
Mixed 251
SusWrite 187
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 16.7
4K Mixed 20.8
71% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 61.9
DQ Mixed 77.7
67% 103 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,514,781 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 3 480GB Builds (Compare 7,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $753

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