SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 3 vs Vector

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vertex 3
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Vertex 3
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Vertex 3
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Vertex 3
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 512K sequential write 500.84 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s More than 30% faster 512K sequential write
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours Around 55% higher MTBF
Slightly faster power consumption (Idle) 1.65 Watts vs 0.9 Watts Around 85% faster power consumption (Idle)
Front view of OCZ Vector

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Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,024 MB cache is just OK
Much faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 111.44 MB/s Around 3.5x faster 4k random read
Higher capacity 512 GB vs 240 GB Around 2.2x higher capacity
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 10 s vs 11.1 s Around 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 2.24 ms 3.4x lower 4k random read access time
Higher AS SSD score 1,178 pts vs 710 pts More than 65% higher AS SSD score
Higher passmark rating 4,340 pts vs 2,990 pts More than 45% higher passmark rating
Faster 512K sequential read 531.4 MB/s vs 427.29 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly faster random write 95,000 IOPS vs 60,000 IOPS Around 60% faster random write
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,230 pts vs 22,201 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.78 MB/s vs 324.81 MB/s More than 20% faster AS SSD ISO copy

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 3 vs Vector

4K Random Read

Vertex 3
111.44 MB/s
380.71 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 3
102.22 MB/s
100.6 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 3
11.1 s
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 3
2.98 Watts
2.4 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 3
2.44 ms
2.48 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 3
2.24 ms
0.66 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 3  vs Vector 

While single-thread random performance is only in the middle of our test group, we see very nice performance at multi-threaded reads.

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


8.5 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10


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