Average Bench: 58.5% (802nd of 1058)

Based on 161 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-VERTEX3

Average average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 480GB averaged 41.4% 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 83.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 480GB is 23.8%. 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 19.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 89MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 161 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 429 509
152 Write 240 304
191 Mixed 276 327
144 SusWrite 219 283
64.9% 291 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 24.6 31.1
12.7 4K Write 19.5 22.1
9.31 4K Mixed 18.2 25.4
70.9% 20.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 186 233
19 DQ Write 89 109
9.4 DQ Mixed 83.5 140
76.3% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
300GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 293 283 282 286 290 MB/s
Read 410
Write 285
Mixed 306
SusWrite 287
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 18.5
4K Mixed 25.4
89% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 95.1
DQ Mixed 119
99% 147 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 171 160 159 167 150 MB/s
Read 475
Write 306
Mixed 303
SusWrite 169
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 22.1
4K Mixed 25.5
88% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 133
108% 155 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 260 259 255 266 259 MB/s
Read 378
Write 291
Mixed 302
SusWrite 263
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 21.6
75% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 138
108% 151 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 204 198 198 199 199 MB/s
Read 380
Write 275
Mixed 298
SusWrite 191
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 19.5
75% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 138
111% 160 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 139 151 152 151 151 MB/s
Read 421
Write 252
Mixed 253
SusWrite 155
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 18.4
4K Mixed 24
78% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 30.7
DQ Mixed 117
84% 112 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 206 198 200 200 200 MB/s
Read 327
Write 222
Mixed 234
SusWrite 201
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 16.8
4K Mixed 22.9
71% 20.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 139
109% 153 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,273,321 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 3 480GB Builds (Compare 77,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $826

Popular Vertex 3 480GB compatible motherboards:

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