OCZ Vertex 3 SSD with 120GB – The benchmark

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The OCZ Vertex 3 with 120 GB is ment to be one of the fastest SSD’s which can be bought actual.

Introduction

550 MB / s reading speed and 500 MB / s writing speed that is the promise of OCZ when they are talking of the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB. If these values ​​are realistic or only hot air, you can find out in this Supportnet article.
High expectations are placed on OCZ because this manufacturer has been known for its high quality memory modules . They are not only high quality, they are in additional very fast.
The Vertex 3 is available in sizes of 60GB, 90GB , 120GB, 240GB and 480GB . Equipped is the Vertex 3 with the MLC NAND flash technology (can find it here). However, the performance data will variate between different models. The 60GB version have a reading speed of up to 535 MB / s , the 240 GB model up to 550 MB / s and IOPS from 80.000 to 85.000. The biggest versions beginning with 480GB we don’t come over 40000 IOPS.

Test method of the OCZ Vertex 3

To give you a clue of the SSD-power we did our test with different kind of tools.
A list of all tools which we use for our tests can be find here on our site.

The result

AS SSD Benchmark – Artificial Test

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Crystal Disk Mark – Artificial Test

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AS SSD Benchmark – Artificial Test

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Atto Disk Benchmark – write – read test

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Atto Disk Benchmark – write – read test with multi access

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The Conclusion

The promised values ​​of the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB were achieved by using the ATTO test. In our ATTO test these were exceeded, so OCZ keeps his promises. But the other two tests shows us different results. Apparently OCZ has just picked out the test with the highest values​​. The Vertex 3 is not the fastest SSD we have tested, but is still a buy recommendation.

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