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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

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Kingston HyperX 240GB

 

Kingston HyperX 240GB

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Similar results here, except that the Kingston extends its lead by a little more. This is most likely down to the fact that the data used in AS-SSD is uncompressed, this often leads to a reduction in speed on Sandforce controller SSDs.

 

Atto Benchmark

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

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Kingston HyperX 240GB

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

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Unfortunately the trend continues here, with the Kingston drive pulling off a convincing win against the Vertex, especially in the write tests.

 

 

Sisoft Sandra – Read

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

Drive Index: 529MBps
Random Access time:
25µs

Kingston HyperX 240GB

Drive Index: 534.2MBps
Random Access time: 19µs

 

Real Time Boot

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB: 23.704 seconds
Kingston HyperX 240GB: 22.17 seconds

Pretty comparable results for both of these tests.

Conclusion

While performance was pretty much comparable across all benchmarks, the Vertex certainly took a minor beating by its Kingston comparison drive. At £20 more expensive, it seems hard to recommend the OCZ over the other, but it’s certainly still a strong performer; even though it didn’t come out ahead. Read speeds are almost identical throughout and it’s only on the write tests the Vertex started to flag a little.

This is a good SSD, but it just doesn’t quite have the punch that similarly priced models have.

Pros

Good performance
Looks different to most SSDs
Comes with a drive converter bay

Cons

Not as fast under write conditions as similar drives
A bit expensive

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