Review: OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPSWe haven’t included the OCZ Vertex 3 and Agility 3 in this comparative as they’re similar to the Corsair Force GT and Force 3. OCZ does however offer an original SSD that uses the SandForce SF-2281, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS.
This SSD in fact combines the SandForce chip with faster and more durable memory than the synchronous 25nm IMFT, namely 32nm Toshiba Toggle. Otherwise it’s standard with 120 and 240 GB models available, with 8 GB reserved for the RAISE on one and 8 GB for the RAISE + 8 GB for over-provisioning on the other.
The Vertex 3 MAX IOPS is 9.5mm high, comes with a 3.5" adaptor and its screws and is guaranteed for three years.
Like Intel, but unlike Corsair or Sandisk, OCZ gives performance for both compressible and incompressible data, which is a good thing. Note that the difference in favour of incompressible data when it comes to random reads is linked to the fact that the test wasn’t carried out with the same software or on the same size test file.
Inside we can see the SandForce SF-2281 and eight 32nm 16 GB Toshiba Toggle chips. There's no DRAM type cache, as is the norm with SandForce.