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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:09 am

Since the inception of the line, the Vertex name has been synonymous with performance and helped propel OCZ to a prominent position in the SSD market. Not resting on their laurels, OCZ has jumped out in front again with the Vertex 3 to be the first to launch a line featuring the latest SandForce controllers paired with a SATA III 6Gbps interface and 25nm NAND, while others ostensibly seem a little more conservative in their speed to market. Just how high has the bar been set? Read on to see.

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Overall, the Vertex 3 240GB drive is a beast. While we've seen better performance in OCZ's own RevoDrives, those are PCI-E based and set up in a RAID configuration. Even then, the Vertex 3 bested the original RevoDrive in a number of tests. The combination of the SandForce SF-2281 controller and the SATA III 6Gbps interface has really taken the SATA based SSD to a new level. With 550MB/s reads and 525MB/s writes, it sets the pace for the crowd of drives that are sure to follow.



Article Title: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview (SF-2281)
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Re: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:34 am

I just pulled one of these drives off the shelf and updated the firmware to version 2.22 and ran a secure erase.

Back in February 2011 Joe did this review and used Firmware version 1.11 for benchmarking. Here is what he got with CDM on an Intel P67 motherboard:

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Here is what I just got on the same model and capacity drive with Firmware version 2.22 and an Intel Z77 motherboard:

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Re: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview

Postby Major_A » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:14 am

Still a good drive and with the release of the Vertex 4 the new pricing makes them even better. It's nice to see a simple firmware upgrade make a noticeable difference.
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