Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Max Series (VTX3MI-25SAT3)
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20 July 2012
Summary: When it comes to OCZ's stable of products the Vertex 4 is the new IOPS monster. When you start searching for balanced performance for desktop use in the lower capacity sizes though, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS still appears to be a better choice.
Excerpt: In our last SSD roundup, we took a look at a variety of drives with different controllers and NAND configurations. We found that those two factors make up a big part in dictating how a drive will perform.
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review
21 December 2011
Conclusion: 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.
Conclusion: Do not think that the Vertex 3 MAX IOPS is a faster drive than the Vertex 3. If we look at the at the performance in PCMark Vantage, we can see that the difference in the performance between the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 MAX IOPS is very slim, and the Vertex 3 often comes a tad ahead of the MAX IOPS.
Pros: Great performance, SATA 6 Gbps compatibility, 2.5” to 3.5” bracket, Out-performs the Vertex 3 in high queue depth, 32nm NAND which offers greater durability
Conclusion: The drive felt as amazing as expected after the benchmark results. The only glaring point in testing was that boot racer only yielded a 10/11 second score. A lower time was achievable on RAIDed SATA 3G drives, as well as other SATA 6G SSDs. Including OCZ’s own Agility 3 series SSD.
Summary: The Max IOPS edition of the Vertex 3 line is the one of the fastest overall non-RAID SSD we’ve had our hands on although the Intel 510 Series is hot on its heels and the Intel brand has a substantial, loyal following.
Conclusion: To reflect upon the question posed in the introduction of this review, did OCZ get ambitious in naming this SSD, or is its name just a mere statement of the facts? From one generation to the next, 20-30% gain in performance is considered massive in the technology world.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.