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 3×2 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