OCZ's new SSD, the Vertex 3, is storage glee
Subject: Storage | June 28, 2011 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ocz, vertex 3, sata 6Gps, sandforce
OCZ 's third iteration of the Vertex series of SSDs continues their dominance in the feild. The new Sandforce controller is matched with IMFT 25nm flash from Toshiba on a true SATA 6Gb/s drive. That all adds up to one incredibly fast SATA SSD, with the slightly larger 240GB drive pushing ahead of the 120GB drive. [H]ard|OCP also briefly covered the Agility 3 240GB and Vertex 3 max IOPS 240GB which produced mixed results, the Agility 3 dissapointed their high expectations and the MaxIOPs could not beat the normal Vertex 3 though theoretically it will have a longer lifespan. The plain Vertex 3 drives were simply impressive at everything they were tested on.
You can get a faster drive though, with the PCIe based OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB SSD, the fastest storage on the planet. It doesn't come cheap though.
"Today we take a look at the OCZ Technology Vertex 3 in both 120GB and 240GB capacities. The Vertex 3 was the first SF-2000 based client SSD to hit the market in 2011 and such will be the product in which all others will be judged against. The Vertex 3 is capable of transferring data at 550+MB/s."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCIe SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ RevoDrive 3x2 480GB PCIe @ SSD Review
- OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS & Patriot Wildfire SSDs Reviewed @ AnandTech
- Intel series 510 120GB & 250GB SSD Review @ t-break
- Patriot Wildfire 120GB @ Tweaktown
- Crucial m4 128GB SATA 6G @ Tweaktown
- Seagate GoFlex Slim (320GB) Review @ TechReviewSource
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 INEO I-NA309D Pro @ TechwareLabs