OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SandForce 2281 240GB SATA 6G SSD Review
PCPer File Copy Test
Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed. The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same hard drive and times the copy process as well. There are four file patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @ 10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each.
The file creation tests threw us for a bit of a loop. Times were not that much better than SATA 3Gb/sec units, and in some cases were worse. I observed the same multi-second pauses / hangs in writes in our Vertex 2 Pro review. Our engineering sample is based on a similar beta-level firmware present to the Pro, so we were prepared for this possibility, and can only hope it is addressed in the next build.
File copy, on the other hand, was in most cases better than 2x the throughput of an equivalent 3Gb/sec unit - just as in the Pro.