OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Reviews and Specs

Description:

OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. As the first SSD to feature the latest Sandforce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 to push the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates to blaze past the competition when every MB/s matters. With incredible 4k file writes up to 60,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Reviews:

1. OCZ Vertex 3 (240GB) Review by AnandTech

Three months ago we previewed the first client focused SF-2200 SSD: OCZ’s Vertex 3. The 240GB sample OCZ sent for the preview was four firmware revisions older than what ended up shipping to retail last month, but we hoped that the preview numbers were indicative of final performance.

2. OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Review by Guru3d

The golden rule anno 2011 is to get yourself a sweet SSD for your operating system, applications and a game or two and a big TB HDD for mass storage. It is the perfect balance for speed and volume storage.

3. OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Review by MaximumPC

Some amount of wheeling and dealing got OCZ access to special firmware for its last-gen SandForce drives, enabling faster random-write performance than the competition. Despite OCZ’s recent acquisition of Indilinx, it seems there’s still a spark to OCZ’s relationship with SandForce, as the company was able to get us an SF-2200 drive before anyone else. Since the Vertex 3 is the first SF-2200–powered SSD we’ve tested, we don’t know how it compares to the rest of the SF-2200 field, but we do know it kicks the pants off of most every other SSD we’ve reviewed.

Specs:

Capacity  240GB
Controller     SF-2200
CrystalDiskMark

Sustained Read (MB/s)  485.5
Sustained Write (MB/s)     289.8
4KB Read, 32QD (MB/s)     171.2
4KB Write, 32QD (MB/s)     247.4
AS SSD

Seq. Read (MB/s)  506.2
Seq. Write (MB/s) 280.19
4KB Read (IOPS)  5,539
4KB Write (IOPS)  14,263
Read Access (ms) 0.157
Write Access (ms)  0.222

ATTO

64KB File Read (MB/s)    446.5
64KB File Write (MB/s)    505.3

IOMETER
4KB Random Write    85,144.43
Max Access Time (ms)    61
Premiere Pro Encode Write (sec)    422
PCMark Vantage x64 HDD    59,978

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