The Vertex 3 MAX IOPS offers higher IOPS than the Vertex 3 by pairing up the SandForce 2281 controller with 32nm Toshiba Toggle NAND. We put the drive against the 25nm NAND Vertex 3 to see the performance difference between the two drives."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips