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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.
Extremely fast read and write speeds.
Drastically decreases boot time.
Easy software for updating firmware.
Includes 3.5" bracket.
Supports 6Gbps SATA III.
3 year warranty.
Rugged metal case.
Firmware cannot be updated if running Windows on same drive.
Larger-capacity version of drive is faster overall.
Needs SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best.
Sequential write speeds slightly behind Intel 510.
Some manufacturers offer five year warranty.
By TechSpot on April 14, 2011
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 July 10, 2012
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 April 04, 2012
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 March 22, 2012
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 March 16, 2012
In the short time SSDs have been affordable to mere mortals, thereâs been one brand name that has been synonymous with high performance at a premium price point. OCZâs Vertex range has constantly maintained its lead at...
By MadShrimps on March 12, 2012
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 March 01, 2012
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 February 28, 2012
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 February 20, 2012
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 February 12, 2012
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...
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