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OCZ Vertex 3 Series

OCZ Vertex 3 Series
alaScore 94

700 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 reviews of OCZ Vertex 3 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the OCZ Vertex 3 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Phil Iwaniuk (

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs 240GB review


The Vertex 3 is back with more IOPS

Strong incompressible performance ; Learned from Vertex 3 reliability issues ; More IOPS than original Vertex 3

No real extra bang for your buck

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB review


The SSD all others will now be benched by

Stunning read/write performance ; Almost 2x speed of previous gen ; Close to the limits of SATA 6Gbps

Rather pricey

Memory controllers are the super-model components of the SSD world, and OCZ is dropping the fastest consumer SandForce SATA 6Gbps controller on the planet with this the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ed Smith (

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD w/20nm Flash Review


Let's take a look at OCZ's newest SSD, the Sandforce based Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD. It features all the Sandforce performance we know and love, but with new and modern 20nm MLC flash.

Quite fast ; Completely silent ; Looks great ; Long lived MLC flash

A little bit more expensive than the competition ; A little bit slower than the competition

As we've seen the performance is quite good. Compared to the old Vertex 3 it is very impressive indeed.

Jun, 2013


Expert review by : Zardon (

OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB Solid State Drive Review


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 d...

Fantastic price point ; good all round performance ; 3 year warranty

write performance suffers when dealing with incompressible data ; faces a lot of competition ; Sandforce 2281 reputation has taken a few knocks over the years

Kitguru says: A good performance, high value for money Solid State Drive.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : MyCE (

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review (7)


Silky smooth operation as a system drive (during the test period)., Phenomenal reading and writing performance., Incredible 4K random I/O performance., SATA 6Gbps support., Outstanding multitasking potential., TRIM support under Windows 7., Lightning...

Slight possibility of stability issues on some Intel chipset motherboards.

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD has the fastest reading and writing speeds from a single SATA drive that we have ever tested here at 4K random IOP performance is incredible...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Ed Smith (

OCZ Vertex 3 - 3.5" 120GB SSD Review


The OCZ Vertex 3 - 3.5 120GB SSD features a larger but slimmer casing, which means better cooling performance. What's more ... at 120Gb, it's OCZ's lowest capacity SSD and hence the least expensive!

Very Fast ; Fits 3.5" bays without need for adapters ; Minimal performance drop from installing Windows ; Silent, very low power consumption

Won't fit in a laptop ; Value could be better, ideally the price will come down to the levels of the 2.5" flavor

The OCZ Vertex 3 3.5" 120GB SSD has a MSRP of $160, that's decent value wise though not spectacular. The 2.5" version can be found for less, though you need to include the cost of adapters and such.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Ed Smith (

OCZ Vertex 3 MaxIOPS 240GB SSD Review


With a maximum peak of 85,000 IOPS - 4K random write, the OCZ Vertex 3 MaxIOPS 240GB SSD is currently the world's fastest SSD. Funky Kit gets the chance to take a closer look.

Very fast, especially at the various 4K read tests ; Totally silent, being a SSD ; Very nice black/chrome styling ; Comes with a 3.5" bay adapter and mounting screws ; Firmware updating software extremely simple and easy to use

Not cheap ; Write speeds slower than some drives in it's price range ; Needing to update the firmware is a drag (you don't have to, but it's a good idea)

Let me lead off this section by saying that I am impressed. With that out of the way, lets look at the high and low points!

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : (

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review


The Vertex 3 has always been a favourite of ours, due to the internals used, SandForce controller and the sheer performance that the drive offers. The Max IOPS offers the same blistering fast performance, but with a difference. Due to the fact of the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : (

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review


We mentioned that OCZ are typically the best around, they have the client base, they have the background and they have the right recipe for a fantastic Solid State Drive. Building off of the success of the original Vertex and Vertex 2 series of drives,...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : AkG (

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review


OCZ has been a dynamo in the SSD arena over the last few months. Alongside their recent acquisition of the controller manufacturer Indilinx, drives

The Vertex 3 Max IOPS is a classic example of what can be accomplished when a company thinks outside the box. OCZ took a step back from the

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Certification:RoHS, CE, FCC
Colour of product:Black
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Other features



Bytes per sector:512
Data Transfer Rate:6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Read speed:550
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Seek time:0.1
Solid-state drive capacity:480
Write speed:500


Power consumption (read):2
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (write):2

Technical Details

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.3