With the Vertex 3, OCZ has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor. The drive also features SATA-III support and OCZ claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of 500 MByte read speed and 550 MByte/s write. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopoing 85'000 IOPS and when reading it should still do 60'000 IOPS. If these bold claims are really true, that's what were going to find out on the following pages.
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||OCZ Vertex 3 240 GByte
500 MB/s reading, up to 550 MB/s writing
||< 0.1 ms
||2'000'000 hours (MTBF)