Average Bench: 74.4% (568th of 1058)

Based on 65 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX3, OCZ-VERT EX3

Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 3 256GB averaged 25.5% 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 138MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 3 256GB is 31.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 3 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 197MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 65 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 407 518
184 Write 251 293
212 Mixed 279 349
128 SusWrite 197 239
63.2% 283 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 27.6 35.7
32.6 4K Write 75.8 118
12.9 4K Mixed 27.8 45.3
118% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 238 300
68.1 DQ Write 197 260
14.9 DQ Mixed 138 255
125% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 198 207 191 195 185 MB/s
Read 407
Write 286
Mixed 303
SusWrite 197
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 39
145% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 262
201% 274 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 235 222 193 248 231 MB/s
Read 388
Write 258
Mixed 259
SusWrite 225
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 26.6
112% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 71
DQ Mixed 167
127% 176 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
180GB free
Firmware: 1214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 204 205 199 194 198 MB/s
Read 310
Write 217
Mixed 235
SusWrite 200
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 16.9
59% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 66.8
DQ Mixed 83
66% 94.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,497,839 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 3 256GB Builds (Compare 19,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $200

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