OCZ Vertex 3.20 Series SATA600

  • OCZ Vertex 3.20 Series SATA600
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Based on 16 scores, 48 reviews available
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    10
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Decently performing 20nm SSD from a long pedigree.
  • Outstanding 550/520 MBps read/write speed with ATTO.
  • TCG OPAL security with 256bit AES encryption.

Cons:

  • Sandforce 2281 controller is becoming outclassed by newer gen Indilinx and Samsung parts.
  • Performance not competitive (as compared with Intel SSD 335).

Expert reviews and ratings

By eTeknix on

When it comes to SSD line-ups, its safe to say that OCZ has got virtually every inch of ground covered with budget, performance and all round value drives with the Octane, Vertex 3 & 4 and recently the Vector series of drives. At the same time of...

By APH Networks on

Sometimes, us engineers have the best logic in the world. One time, in the office, I heard my coworker say, "If I leave a minute late every day for the next sixty days, then I can leave an hour early today." Another time, I was reading the newspaper,...

By Hi Tech Legion on

The Vertex is perhaps the most popular recognizable name in SSDs so it isn't a surprise that OCZ has opted to fill their new mainstream line with 20nm NAND Vertex 3's instead of the Agility 4 drives released last year. OCZ has been streamlining their...

By Hardware Canucks on

OCZ’s approach to SSDs used to be one of flooding the market with a dizzying number of drives in an effort to hit as many price points as possible. As the company has quickly evolved over the last year or so to better meet their investors’...

By uk.hardware.info on

The time is ripe for LSI to introduced a follow-up to the SandForce SF-2281. The champion of yesteryear can no longer compete with today's fastest SSDs, such as the Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ's own Vector. SandForce SF-2281 has been demoted to budget SSDs....

By MadShrimps on

With the new Vertex 3.20 SSDs, OCZ has introduced 20nm NAND Flash memory and in the same time it has used the proven SandForce SF-2281 controller, which comes with a more mature firmware. As we know, SandForce controllers use some NAND space for...

By X-bit Labs on

Of course, SSD makers do not aspire to reach any performance heights by introducing new products with the LSI SF-2281 controller, especially OCZ. This company has long been using its own controllers for its flagship SSDs. The SandForce is currently...

By Techgage on

As enjoyable or impressive as the most powerful SSDs can be, the reality is that any modern budget SSD has reached the point where it is more than fast enough to deliver considerable performance gains over hard disk drives, even including 10,000 RPM...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

OCZ has shown that the venerable Vertex line still has some life left in it after all despite the Vector taking the performance crown earlier this year. As we mentioned in the intro, the key difference between this drive and the original is the move...

By Guru of 3D on

SSDs have reached a cycle where they slowly bump into the limitations of the SATA3 interface. That means that the more affordable SSDs slowly but steadily get closer to that limitation as well. The Vertex 3.20 is priced aggressively and it offers read...

By Ocaholic on 80

With the Vertex 3.20 OCZ officially launches their first product that features 20 nanometer NAND from the Intel/Micron joint venture. This step is quite a critical one for OCZ since it means that have to do a balancing act between endurance and price....

By Real World Labs on

OCZ’s Vertex 3.20 performs quite well trading blows with its main competition the Intel 335. OCZ’s first foray into 20nm NAND looks to be a successful marriage of performance and value. As part of OCZ’s streamlining efforts the Vertex 3.20 does not...

By MyCE on 90

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Silky smooth operation as a system drive. Excellent sequential reading and writing performance, even at very low queue depths. Outstanding 4K random reading performance...

By PCPer on

OCZ has done a lot of restructuring as of late. They have pared down their product lines and cut away some 'excess' divisions in order to focus on a core group of products. This fared well with their launch of the Vector - a very capable drive which...

By Kitguru.net on 80

OCZ Technology have been at the forefront of Solid State designs now for many years. They released their Vertex 3 drives which featured the Sandforce 2281 controller back in 2011. This was a popular drive among the enthusiast audience as it offered...

By Legit Reviews on

The latest Vertex release from OCZ, dubbed 3.20, isn't a far departure from the original Vertex 3 with solid performance and a proven...

By HardOCP on

The specifications of the Vertex 3.20 remain largely the same, with 550 / 500 MBps in sequential read and write speed. The random IOPS are a bit slower than the original Vertex3, coming in at 65,000 / 35,000 read and write.OCZ has taken the step of...

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By TweakTown on 84

In the coming weeks we'll do a proper 19nm vs. 20nm article with a handful of other drives in different capacities. After talking to several people in the industry, we're learned that 24nm Toshiba Toggle flash is pretty much a thing of the past....

By bjorn3d.com on 85

The Vertex 3.20 is a refresh with smaller 20nm NAND with very nice performance and value for this, it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear...