OCZ Vertex 3 240GB review

The SSD all others will now be benched by

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To test SSDs in as close to a real life scenario as possible the drive is installed as a boot drive and a full operating system was installed and motherboard drivers loaded.

We tested in this state and then fill it up with data and then delete it, running through this cycle a few times before testing the drive again to see if there was much difference in the results after subjecting the drive to this usage cycle.

There wasn't a great deal of difference between the two sets of results although through longer term usage there might be.

Burst SpeedHD Tach Megabytes per second - Bigger is better

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB - 462
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB - 494
Intel Series 510 250GB - 405


Sequential read/write performance

ATTO Megabytes per second - Bigger is better

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Read - 543
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Write - 512
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB Read - 730
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB Write - 727
Intel Series 510 250GB Read - 484
Intel Series 510 250GB Write - 332

4K random read/write performance

AS SSD Megabytes per second - Bigger is better

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Read - 13.35
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Write - 53.95
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB Read - 27.68
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB Write - 73.48
Intel Series 510 250GB Read - 10.70
Intel Series 510 250GB Write - 34.95

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilyVertex 3
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameOCZ Storage Solutions
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity240 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate550 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate520 MBps
ManufacturerOCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
Product ModelVTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
Product NameVertex 3 MLC Solid State Drive
Product LineVertex 3
Manufacturer Part NumberVTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ocztechnology.com