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OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

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   Shipping Weight:   0.4 lbs
   Part #: VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Quick Specs:
Storage Capacity 240 GB
Drive Type Internal
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 550 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 520 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

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Drive Performance  
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 550 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 520 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: OCZ Storage Solutions
     Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
     Manufacturer Part Number: VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Vertex 3
     Product Model: VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
     Product Name: Vertex 3 MLC Solid State Drive
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
Physical Characteristics  
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 240 GB

OCZ Technology VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Customer Reviews

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Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
-Awesome speeds
-Awesome performance
None ATM
Hopefully no OCZ problems,namely BSOD
Great Drive, got on sale $149.99 after $40 MIR.
Would totally recommend to anyone looking for a SSD

Experience: 90 Days
 Verified Owner
Big enough to be actually useful, Nice and fast too
Expensive but you gotta go big sometimes
I wanted to get a SSD but even the 120gb ones seemed small with games like WoW and SWTOR taking up like 20gb each having room to put more then a couple games on it was key to my going for the big drive.
Worked out of the box but I did do the update  for firmware it was a bit of work you had to read the instructionssince its my boot drive but the instructions were clear and I did it no problems at all.
Runs great and room for future games on it without picking which other one to delete  first like with a smaller drive.
Here is the crystalmark scores I get with this drive.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World :
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 508.606 MB/s
Sequential Write : 224.823 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 459.764 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 226.822 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 31.254 MB/s [ 7630.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 67.739 MB/s [ 16537.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 253.202 MB/s [ 61816.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 201.697 MB/s [ 49242.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 30.1% (67.3/223.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/01/16 17:15:38
OS : Windows 7 SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-16-12 04:58 PM

Eric L
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
-super fast went from 5.9 hard drive Win7 64bit score to 7.9 out of 7.9
-been stable and worked flawlessly
-Great load times and odd hard drive game loading stuttering is gone
-When I see the windows desktop, it's loaded. Unlike a hard drive when you wait 10 seconds or more before you get smooth operation waiting for the virus scan, video and sound drivers (GUIs) to load.
-updating firmware can be a pain, you must run all drives in AHCI mode and it can't be running as the main OS drive when updating
OCZ has software for download that makes the update  of firmware simple enough with instructions on how to update . This drive like all other SSD drives is silent and it certainly can be very fast depending on the given task.
Quality SSD drives are expensive, an MLC drive has shorter flash life than an SLC likely OCZ used older 32nand flash rather than the new smaller that has shorter life and used quality parts. I often hear that it's not the flash that fails but the other components OCZ used a simple rather than a complex approach using server style build (for reliability but at a far lower cost.
The biggest down side is you have to either have another drive laying around with windows installed in AHCI mode or a computer running in AHCI mode which HP, Acer don't seem to do at all. So if you want the lastest firmware that improves trim performance and how stable this drive will run be prepared.
Running a Windows7 64bit self custom built desktop computer. Fast ram, fast Intel i5 2500k CPU will make this drive shine. Not an upgrade for an old desktop or even less so an old Laptop that uses the older slower SATA interface and apparently runs best on Instal SATA controllers.

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-11-11 11:42 PM

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
space, raid0, not a single issue
couldn't turn my old laptop into a new laptop
I had one of those Gateway P-78xx FX laptops upgraded to 8Gig ram and it was starting to slow me down while developing N-tier and SharePoint in Visual Studio so a few months ago I upgraded the two hard drives to a pair of these max iops. While the initial improvement was amazing there were still times when the iconic Gateway could not keep up. The first line in Crystal Disk (seq) is showing 500+MB read and 400+MB write, no tweaks just plug and play. New laptop may boast those numbers.

So in order to turn an old laptop into a new one I got the MSI gt780dxr. Installed these drives in Raid 0 and wow, I really felt I had the fastest laptop on the planet. After 3 weeks the array failed, Not catastophically but repeatedly after hevy use. I RMA'ed the drives after very careful diagnostics and OCZ promptly shipped me two new ones. They currently reside in my desktop and after the Octanes are fully available I will get a Crucial M4 512 for the laptop, then image that SSD daily to the second platter drive. The desktop is X58 and these drives replacement have been very robust in Raid0. The laptop is H67M and I could not get them to be reliable in Raid0. The Raid in X58 (SATA2) is limited by bus speed but I needed the partition to be bigger than 240Gig, same requirement for the laptop. I order the Crucial about a month ago from NCIX competitor but it failed to ship in a reasonable time so I cancelled it. Once a 512 drive gets to $699 I'm in again.

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-01-11 10:10 PM

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
super fast. Twice as fast as my OCZ agility 2
storage per $
In my laptop I was running a 120gb OCZ agility 2, but found myself short on space all the time so I splurged on this drive. On top of the extra space it is blazing fast. Everything is even more snappy, nothing ever slows down.

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Comment: OCZ's Vertex 3 Max IOPS is reviewed against other competing SSDs, and comes out on top!
Posted by: Brandon_H @03/15/12
Comment: The Vertex 3 Max IOPS is a great performer.
Posted by: Babaghan @11/09/11
Comment: The OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB is the only product to have ever received the APH One award.
Posted by: chconline @07/12/11
Comment: A very positive review of this SSD.
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