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OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD (Solid State Drive) Review vs Crucial M4 (C400) and Intel 510 Series

Office / Game Maintenance



Benchmark Results



On the last page we saw the benefits of using the SSDs during installations, now it’s time to look at how it affects tasks within one of those applications. In these tests we have taken a demanding Office task and performed it on each of the drives. This task is a scan and repair of a large outlook PST file. That file, measuring 3.7GB and containing 8,400 emails, has some damage and the tool provided by Microsoft scans it, then fixes.

What we see with this result is that the scanning of a PST file really benefits from the highly tuned architecture of the Max IOPS drive. This allows the Vertex 3 to finish the test in 41 seconds, nearly half the time taken by the Marvell based drives.



Benchmark Results


For a large number of gamers the main way to obtain content is via digital distribution and the two main platforms for this are Valve’s Steam and Blizzards Battle.net. Of course when we purchase games online reinstallation at any point can take a while with some games being over 20GB in size and so to save consumers from lengthy downloads both Valve and Blizzard allow us to validate and repair our game files, scanning them for problems and replacing any broken content.

Scanning games can be a time consuming task though so a fast storage device can have us up and running again more quickly. To show the impact each drive has on this task we have taken StarCraft 2 (Battle.net) and run its validation tool. This means a scan of over 9GB.

In this test we are scanning/fixing larger files which benefits the Intel SSD however the Vertex 3 still provides us with some good results. Looking back to past reviews we saw the last generation of SSDs based on the older Sandforce controller take well over 250 seconds in this test which gives an indication of how far we have come in a short space of time.

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