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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

Testing

Test Rig

CPU: Intel i3 2100T
Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB 1600MHZ
GPU: Zotac GT430
Storage: Corsair F40 40GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB LP
Case: Zalman HD503

Methodology

To test this SSD I put it through several synthetic benchmarks and a real world boot test. The former benchmarks were as follows:

  • AS SSD
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • Crystal Disk Mark
  • Sisoft Sandra Physical Disk Benchmark

For the real world boot test I used a stopwatch to time how long it would take the PC to reach the Windows 7 login screen.

For comparison purposes, I’ll be using a Kingston Hyper X 240GB.

 

Crystal Disk Benchmark

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

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Kingston HyperX 240GB

Kingston HyperX 240GB

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Some interesting results here, with the Kingston drive pulling ahead in sequential read and write tests as well as 512K and 4k ones. However, 4K QD32 sees the OCZ Vertex claw its way back and pull ahead (by quite a signifiant margin in the write portion).

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