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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD (Solid State Drive) Review

Install Times (Windows/CS5/Office 2010)

Installing Windows, chances are that all of us have to do it at one point or another and while it is not essential to have fantastic performance in this area, it is a good test for writing a large amount of data to the drive in a short space of time. This is especially useful due to the fact the variation in file sizes being written is huge. The time taken is recorded from the moment we begin the install, after partitioning and formatting to when the prompt appears where we choose our username.

Installing Windows 7 on the Vertex 3 is a simple process, even on a motherboard with the latest SATA 6GB/s controller. For our P67 based motherboard we simply ran the installer, selected the drive (formatting and partitioning to our needs) and then 405 seconds later the operating system was ready to use, nearly 100 seconds ahead of the older SandForce based drive.

Benchmark Results

Some of the synthetic tests produced large gaps in performance between the drives, the Office installation is a little closer though improvements are there on the Vertex 3. Let’s see how office use is affected by the drives…

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Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.