SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 3 vs Agility 3

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ Vertex 3

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vertex 3

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Faster tom's storage bench application 584.97 pts vs 452.59 pts Around 30% faster tom's storage bench application
Higher passmark rating 2,990 pts vs 2,148 pts Around 40% higher passmark rating
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 324.81 MB/s vs 164.66 MB/s More than 95% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 9 mm Around 25% thinner thickness
Lower 4k random read access time 2.24 ms vs 2.53 ms More than 10% lower 4k random read access time
Default view of OCZ Agility 3

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OCZ Agility 3

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 10 s vs 11.1 s Around 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Lighter 79 g vs 116 g More than 30% lighter
Lower avg. power consumption 2.43 Watts vs 2.98 Watts Around 20% lower avg. power consumption
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,951 pts vs 22,201 pts More than 10% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 3 vs Agility 3

4K Random Read

Vertex 3
111.44 MB/s
Agility 3
98.72 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 3
102.22 MB/s
Agility 3
95.69 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 3
11.1 s
Agility 3
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 3
2.98 Watts
Agility 3
2.43 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 3
2.44 ms
Agility 3
2.61 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 3
2.24 ms
Agility 3
2.53 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 3  vs Agility 3 

9.2
8.9
If money is of secondary importance to you and you want a fast drive, then the OCZ Vertex 3 is a great choice.
Vertex 3

9.0
8.0
To say that the 240GB Vertex 3 is an impressive drive is to do it a disservice; it is a pretty amazing drive with performance you could only dream about even as recent as last year.
Vertex 3

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.1 Out of 10

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