OCZ Vertex 3 Series SATA600

  • OCZ Vertex 3 Series SATA600
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The OCZ Vertex 3 has a slim 2.5" design, measuring 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm and weighing just 77 grams, it consumes two watts of power when in use and just 0.5 watts in standby. The 240GB model packs read and write speeds of 550MB/s - 520MB/s.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Although it's still early in the year and we anticipated it was going to get busy with new generation solid state drives, the OCZ Vertex 3 is going to be the one to beat. The Intel SSD 320 series is limited to SATA 3Gb/s and therefore stands no...

By TweakTown on 91

As we said earlier, there are two versions of SandForce 480GB drives manufactured with the SF-228X and synchronous flash. The first we reviewed today that uses 16 NAND ICs, but a few other companies went with a slightly modified controller (SF-2282)...

By PC Mag on 80

The 480GB OCZ Vertex 3 is speedy for most tasks, but you’ll pay a fair amount of money for that power....

By Testfreaks on 100

The OCZ Vertex 3 is fast, there’s no doubt that it will drastically decrease the boot times of your computer and speed up everything you do with that computer. From my testing and experience here, upgrading to an SSD is the way to go when it comes...

By APC Magazine on 90

In the short time SSDs have been affordable to mere mortals, there’s been one brand name that has been synonymous with high performance at a premium price point. OCZ’s Vertex range has constantly maintained its lead at...

By MadShrimps on -

The Vertex 3 240GB SSD from OCZ is surely an impressive product, succeeding to beat all other previously tested SSDs, even if some featured the same SandForce SF-2281 processor. In ATTO, we could obtain write transfer speeds of about 513MB/s and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

What makes one SandForce-based SSD different from the others that appear to be just like it? We round up 10 models with 60 GB of capacity to explore the effects of NAND interfaces. We also stumble across some interesting data related to full drives....

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

After Valentine's Day, SSDs prices fell yet again, and we updated our list to reflect those changes. This month, the best deals are found in the mid-range offering, and there's one bargain in our list for a 240GB SSD that you simply will not...

By hardCOREware on -

s There are two main reasons to consider moving up to a 240/248GB SSD. First, of course, is more capacity. 128 GB is enough to install most essentials on, but if you want to be able to fully enjoy the major speed increase of an SSD, you will want to...

By BCCHardware on 90

OCZ has pushed the boundaries on performance with their Vertex series and the nice thing about this standard 2.5" drive is that is can be used by pretty much everyone. It fits great in a laptop or desktop machine and gives great performance...

By APC Magazine on 90

SandForce is the Intel of the SSD world, despite Intel's best attempts to be the Intel of the storage world. In the last two years this young company has created the finest SSD controllers on the market, showing Intel a thing or two about delivering...

By XSReviews on -

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...

By Tbreak.com on 80

The OCZ Vertex series has been quite popular over the past years, being one of their star products, and also usually one of the first in the industry to come out with smaller process NAND and usually the latest SandForce controllers. Today I’ll be...

By DreamWare Computers on -

Last year I had the opportunity to test and review the Vertex 2 SSD from OCZ. The Vertex 2 came from OCZ's 'high performance' line of SATA2 solid state drives. At it's heart, the Vertex 2 was an MLC based SSD capable of read and write...

By Icrontic on -

The Vertex 3 certainly delivers the SATA III speeds. Thanks to the customized SandForce controller, it’s even able to exceed the specs advertised by SandForce. If you’re already running a SATA II SSD, especially a Vertex 2, there might be...

By PC Mag on 80

The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 solid-state drive offers a lot of speed, but its 240GB bigger brother is still the superior performer....

By Atomic MPC on 91

A speedy SSD at a fair...

By techPowerUp! on 92

OCZ's Vertex 3 240 GB flagship offers outstanding drive performance on the new SATA 6 Gbps interface. In terms of raw speed it is only beat by the more expensive Intel 510 Series SSD. OCZ's next smaller model the Agility 3 is about 8% behind in...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

If you’ve bought a new motherboard or computer in the last twelve months, chances are you’ve got at least a couple of SATA 3.0 ports, which is the newest standard for connecting SATA hard drives up to your PC. If you’ve been lamenting...

By Phoronix on 90

Again, during all of this testing the Vertex 3 and its SF-2281 controller had not encountered any issues running under Linux with the 3.0 stable kernel release. For those interested in how the Vertex 3 does using a Btrfs file-system and its SSD...