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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: On the test bench today is a speedy little black box called the OCZ Vertex 3. If you haven't spoiled your computer yet with a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet, now's the time -- SSDs have never been more affordable!
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SSD vs HDD Benchmarks: HD Tach 3.0.4, Sandra 2012

HD Tach 3.0.4.0 Source: TCD Labs Inc.

HD Tach is a physical performance hard drive test for Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000. In Windows 9X/ME it uses a special kernel mode VXD to get maximum accuracy by bypassing the file system. A similar mechanism is used in Windows NT/2000/XP. HD Tach reads from areas all over the hard drive and reports an average speed. It also logs the read speeds to a text file that you can load into a spreadsheet and graph to visually read the results of the test. Higher bandwidth (MB/s) and lower latencies (ms) are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHD Tach 3.0.4 - 8MB Tests - READ
Burst Speed: (Mb/s) Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 209.9
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 1210.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 1332.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 214.7
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 277.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 188.8
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 295.2
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 293.3
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 356.3
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 266.6
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 143.4
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 366.4
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 336.4
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 405.1
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 231.7
Average Read: (MB/s) Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 115.2
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 276.9
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 113
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 90.5
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 150.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 90.7
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 305.9
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 369.2
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 390.2
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 243.7
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 103.4
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 137.3
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 115.5
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 95.9
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 89.4
Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 11.8
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 12
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 12.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12.1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 12
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 10.1
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 0.1
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 0.1
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 0.1
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.1
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.3
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 16.7
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 0.4
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17

Sustained (average) read rates for the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD is 390MB/s. Likewise, burst speed is 356MB/s, random access time just 0.1ms. In HD Tach the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD leads the pack.

Next, Sandra 2012.

SiSoft Sandra 2012 - HDD Read and Write tests Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher points are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - Hard Drive Read Tests
Read Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 109.14
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 208.8
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 60.86
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 80.13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 147.83
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 41.8
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 370.66
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 538.33
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 534.34
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 253.65
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 87.5
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 127.86
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 110.85
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 91.39
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 84.53
Read Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 9.2
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 6.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 5.43
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 1
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 0.43
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 0.13
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 0.3
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.55
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.55
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.23
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.8
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 15
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17.78

When it comes to read performance the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD comes in at 534MB/s, a hair behind the Sandisk SSD. Read Random Access Time is 0.3ms.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - Hard Drive Write Tests
Write Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 109.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 214.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 109
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 85.99
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 170.5
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 77.97
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 279.5
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 275.46
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 299.39
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 232.32
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 151.78
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 128.47
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 111.44
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 148.84
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 102.52
Write Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 3.6
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 0.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 3.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 5
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 0.735
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 0.15
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 0.53
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.15
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.18
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 3.65
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 6.61
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 9.65
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 7

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD comes out ahead in the write tests with a score of 299MB/s, compared to 275MB/s for the Sandisk Extreme SSD.

Last up, PCMARK Vantage HDD tests.

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Contents of Article: OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-240G
 Pg 1.  OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
 Pg 2.  SSD Benchmarks: CrystalDiskMark 3, AS SSD
 Pg 3.  SSD vs HDD Benchmarks: HD Tune Pro 4.01
 Pg 4.  — SSD vs HDD Benchmarks: HD Tach 3.0.4, Sandra 2012
 Pg 5.  HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage

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