Average Bench: 74.8% (566th of 1058)

Based on 62 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 256GB averaged 25.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 256GB is 31.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 196MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 251MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 62 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 409 518
183 Write 251 293
209 Mixed 279 351
127 SusWrite 196 241
63.3% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 27.5 35.7
32.9 4K Write 77 118
12.7 4K Mixed 27.8 45.4
118% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 238 300
83.7 DQ Write 200 260
14.9 DQ Mixed 136 253
124% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 234 224 248 246 245 MB/s
Read 374
Write 274
Mixed 286
SusWrite 235
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 37.2
141% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 122
109% 161 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 180 161 163 157 159 MB/s
Read 308
Write 268
Mixed 273
SusWrite 162
57% 253 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 32.3
111% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 245
187% 255 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,413,166 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 3 256GB Builds (Compare 17,558 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 64%
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $200

Popular Vertex 3 256GB compatible motherboards:

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Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC

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