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OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. Featuring the latest SandForce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 Max IOPS to push the limits in read/write rates to blaze past the competition with up to 75,000 random write performance. These latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Built with the quality, reliability, and durability that lives up to the OCZ name, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 companion.

  • newegg Enhanced IOPS Performance Driven by the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281), the Vertex 3 Series is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface and significantly improve your overall computing experience over any other SSD solution. The 240 GB Max IOPS edition maximizes data throughput with up to 65,000 IOPS compared to 60,000 with the standard version.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to maximum performance, a Vertex 3 upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability. Vertex 3 SSDs work in perfect harmony with next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver the ultimate storage solution.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSDs offer native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg 2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included The Vertex 3 Max IOPS Series features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. A 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition
Model
VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
240GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
0.36"
Width
3.93"
Depth
2.76"
Weight
0.17 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 550MBps (SATA 6Gbs); Up to 280MBps (SATA 3Gbs)
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 500MBps (SATA 6Gbps); Up to 260MBps (SATA 3Gbps)
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Max Read:
up to 550 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 280 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

Max Write:
up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 260 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

4KB Random Read: 55,000 IOPS (215 MB/s)
4KB Random Write: 65,000 IOPS (250 MB/s)
Maximum 4KB Random Write: 85,000 IOPS (330 MB/s)

Sequential Read AS-SSD: 510 MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD: 240 MB/s

4K Random Read AS-SSD: 58,500 IOPS (230 MB/s)
4K Random Write AS-SSD: 48,500 IOPS (190 MB/s)

TRIM (requires OSsupport)

ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

Support Self-Monitoring, Analysis and ReportingTechnology (S.M.A.R.T.)

Fully compliant with Serial ATA InternationalOrganization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8StandardNative Command Queuing (NCQ)

Note:
1. Maximum Sequential Speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 85%of total drive capacity
3. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 8GBIncompressible data performance is measured using AS-SSD; 64 thread for 4K specs
4. Full performance achieved with a native SATA 6Gbps controller

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
1.65W
Power Consumption (Active)
3W
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Josh W.
  • 2/20/2013 5:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great performance.
All specs exactly what they're supposed to be.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: AMD FX-8350 w/ Noctua NH-D14
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 Motherboard
16GB (4x4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600Mhz
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970

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  • Paolo D.
  • 2/3/2013 4:02:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Fast!

Pros: Drive installation was no different than any other disk drive. Installed Windows 8 in UEFI mode and all i can say is, SUPER FAST!!! Ran Atto Benchmark and meets the manufacturer specs 100%. This is my 4th OCZ drive and I would not recomend anything else.

Cons: None

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  • David H.
  • 1/24/2013 5:13:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThird One Installed

Pros: Shipped with FW2.22. This is my third unit purchased and it's running in an onboard 3-Max IOPS SSD RAID 0 set. Gigabyte 990FX mobo. Never had a BSOD. Very nice performance. The price for this 32nm toggle NAND SSD is insane. I'll get years of use out of them.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Just a solid performer.

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  • SANJAY B.
  • 1/17/2013 7:14:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Fast

Cons: After a month of use it started acting out. started freezing. and after two months from purchase date stopped booting up or even BIOS couldn't see it

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the freezes then eventual failure of your SSD! This particular drive has had several firmware updates - if it is not possible to update OCZ will gladly test and replace the drive per warranty terms. Please contact support using the link below and we will help however possible. We also suggest that you visit our Support Forum at the link below for setup assistance. Proper setup can be critical for reliable operation and we are confident that we can get you running properly. Thanks!

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  • Lori B.
  • 12/31/2012 8:44:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsgood and horrible

Pros: Gives a nice cool breeze tht keeps my laptop cool while hardcore gaming.

Cons: Blade fell of makes loud screeching noise and the usb connector was loose on arival....

Other Thoughts: Only if it was solidly built

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  • Robert S.
  • 12/25/2012 10:41:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent, fast SSD.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I just hope it lasts forever!

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  • Daniel H.
  • 12/21/2012 5:01:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBSOD's

Pros: Fast.. when it doesn't give you a BSOD.

OCZ user support forums.

Cons: Bougth this to replace a Vertex 2 120gb drive. I tried to flash the new drive to latest firmware using OCZ tool before I restored the image with Acronis, but it came back saying it "refused" the new firmware. ( or something like that ), and now I see on their forums where it's a known issue. So I went ahead and put the drive in, and it ran for about an hour before my first BSOD. Good grief, been running W7 64 Bit for years now and OCZ gives me my first BSOD. Now upon reading more it's a known problem. System now has BSOD 3 times since install two days ago. UNACCEPTABLE OCZ. Now I have to invest tons of time on the OCZ forums to try and solve the issue.. or wait for a new firmware.. and hope this one will flash. I have 4 other systems with OCZ SSD's and this is a first.

Other Thoughts: Wait till they get this fixed before you buy. I, unfortunately did not read the forums on this drive before I bought it a great price... but now not worth it as it's already frustrated the heck outta me.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Danno,

I believe we have spoken on the OCZ forums. The firmware update you were seeking has been posted. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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  • Peter S.
  • 12/19/2012 1:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far so go

Pros: Very fast, very quiet and very reliable so far. I used this as a replacement on a laptop HDD that was starting to act up and it's been more than up to the task. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

Cons: None so far as I can tell.

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  • Dan B.
  • 12/16/2012 3:10:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very Fast
->Win 7 boot >5 sec from splash screen
->Win 8 boot >10 sec from splash screen
Easy to install

Cons: None yet...

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  • Adam A.
  • 12/1/2012 6:10:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy first SSD

Pros: Fast. Currently having this drive in 3GB/S mode

Comparison: My old 7200rpm mechanical drive was getting 60mb/s read and write rates

SSD: This drive is working at exactly the advertised rate of 250mb/s read and write speeds. Very happy with the drive so far, and will be putting it into 6gb/s sata rates soon to see if it will sustain the 500mb/s read and write rates.

Recommended (After the awaited firmware update).

Cons: No update for this specific drive and is a very known issue in the forums. There are BSODS and freezing randomly. The firmware update is supposed to be provided for this drive mid Dec 2012, so until then gotta live with the random issue. Be aware of this if you are going to pick it up. However for this price, I can wait.

I HAVE ONE MAJOR COMPLAINT.. DID NOT COME WITH A SATA CABLE?! Make sure you have an extra one on hand somewhere in a drawer.

Other Thoughts: I thought SSDs would be faster. They still take time to complete an operation, and I hate waiting lol.

Very good drive,

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