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A few months ago we were lucky enough to receive a preview version of OCZ's Vertex 3 SSD. The 240GB model we tested performed well, even at that pre-release stage, exceeding the performance of pretty much every other drive on the market at the time. Since then the final revision was released and it has been competing with Intel's new 510 series SSDs and the Crucial M4/C400, both of which are based on Marvell chipsets.

Despite having a super-fast SSD in their product catalogue in the form of the Vertex 3 OCZ were not content and true to form they have been working on additional models behind the scenes. Today's review product is one of those devices, the 240GB Max IOPS edition of the Vertex 3 and we will be putting it up against Intel's 510 series and Crucials M4/C400 series SSDs with a similar capacity in a selection of real world and synthetic tests.
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I'd love an SSD but capacity and price just isn't there yet. I'll buy an SSD when I can get one for the price of this drive, with all the same speed attributes, except double the capacity. That would still be pricey though.
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ssd tech is putt putting along few more years and one will be mine !
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impressive numbers, but like others mentioned the price is what keeps me from these atm. Also the fact that you have to reserve X amount drive space like 10%? Something like that, I mean you just can't use the full drive atm and so I see it as a non issue aslong as I don't know what im missing
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i never fill up a drive 100% i allways have 20% left for trim , so my 128 gb driver is @ 110 gb of data on it. only 18 % free works like a charm .
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