OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Max IOPS SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" SSD Review


The Sandforce SF-2281 controller has become the name in SSDs over the past year, and the Vertex 3 from OCZ was one of the first to usher in the Sandforce 2281-era of SSDs.  Their Vertex 3 Max IOPS uses Toshiba's 32nm MLC NAND gates as opposed to the original Vertex 3's 25nm Intel MLC NAND which means there are more NAND die, and also that the lifetime of the Max IOPS drives will be higher.  The Vertex line has been battling in the upper tier of SSD performance for several years, and we will take a look at how it fares against some of its stiffest competition.



2.5" Solid State Drives / SATA III / MLC / Max IOPS Edition / 120GB-240GB

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. Featuring the latest Sandforce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 Max IOPS to push the limits in read/write rates to blaze past the competition with up to 85,000 IOPS maximum 4k write performance. These latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Built with the quality, reliability, and durability that lives up to the OCZ name, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS Series easily integrates into today's mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 companion. Vertex 3 SSDs are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities and come backed by a 3-Year Warranty.

Features and Specifications

  • Available in 120GB and 240GB Capacities
  • MLC NAND Flash
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • Native TRIM support
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight: 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 3W Active, 1.65W Idle
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Included 3.5" Desktop adapter bracket
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • 3-Year Warranty

120GB Max Performance*

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB: 35,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB: 75,000 IOPS
  • Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS

240GB Max Performance*

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB: 55,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB: 65,000 IOPS
  • Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS

    *Max performance achieved using Native SATA 6Gbps chipset. Please refer to product sheet for additional performance metrics

Part Numbers

  • 120GB: VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G
  • 240GB: VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G

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