Benchmarks: File Copy Test

Although the SandForce controllers struggle with compressed files like what's used in our 6GB ISO test, the Vertex 3 240GB is still remarkably fast. It was 37% faster than the Samsung 470 256GB and outpaced the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB by 45%. With a throughput of 157.8MB/s, the Vertex 3 240GB was also more than twice as fast as the original Vertex 2 Pro 100GB in this test.

The program copy test is comprised of many small non-compressed files (6104 files totaling 2.75GB). As you can see, the Vertex 3 prefers uncompressed data, becoming 24% faster when compared to the 6GB ISO test. This made OCZ's new drive 77% faster than the RealSSD C300 256GB and 50% faster than the new Intel SSD 320 Series 300GB.

The game copy evaluation is a mixture of small and large, compressed and non-compressed files. There are 1336 files in this test for a total size of 2.70GB. Interestingly, the Intel 320 Series 300GB, Samsung 470 Series 256GB and Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB became much faster, while the Vertex 3 lost speed over the previous test. Again, we believe the compressed files are slowing the Vertex 3 down.