OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review

/ 6 years ago

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You may remember that back in October, we took a look at the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD, which simply blew us away in terms of the performance that was on offer with lightning fast speeds and a decent set of internals featuring a SandForce controller.

Working on the success of that drive, OCZ have developed the Max IOPS version with a few minor touches from themselves. The development on the Max IOPS has had a bit of a revamp in terms of the PCB, the NAND used with Toshiba Toggle Flash being used opposed to IMFT flash as seen on the original Vertex 3. These little touches allow the Vertex 3 Max IOPS to deliver more when it comes to the overall I/O operations per second, which is the whole purpose of this drive.

OCZ always quote their 4KB Random Write Aligned IOPS through use of IOMeter 2008 and with the standard Vertex 3 coming in at 60,000 write, we find the Max IOPS boasting a massive 75,000 IOPs. An impressive figure to say the least, but we all know that sales hype can sometimes be exactly that.

It’s drives like this that we’re really keen to look at as they offer something different to the norm and get our enthusiast blood pumping again, so let’s get straight into it by starting off with what comes included, as we all know OCZ always like to bundle a nice package together.

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4 Responses to “OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review”
  1. Borb says:

    Out of interest, which benchmarks should we not really use on our SSD, if we don't want to slow the drive down by the benchmark 'clogging' the drive up?

    Ta for the review.

  2. If i was you, i'd stick with what we use or IOMeter 2008, other than that, they are the most widely used and covered benchmarks that most review sites including eTeknix use.

  3. Borb says:

    I thought I read somewhere that one of the benchmarks (cannot remember the name, I need to better word my google search, bring on quantum computing. 😉 )
    Then way it benchmarked the drive was like putting a years work of data on a drive without giving the drive any time to recover as it would of done in a year under normal use, making the drive dog slow.
    I will post back when I find the source of this brain drivle.

  4. Borb says:

    The writing to the SSD they mention.

    I couldn't find where I read the original information. Sure it was an OCZ staff member.

    If the tests were run in a certain order, surely one benching software could lower the drives performance in the following tests.
    Need to ask someone who knows the facts.

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