1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 August 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 5 - 17 Comments

OCZ Technology advertises the Vertex 3 SSDs as being compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Mac OS X. There is no Linux love in their support advertisements, but it works fine anyhow, as do most data storage devices. The SSD was being tested under an Ubuntu 11.10 development snapshot with the Linux 3.0 kernel and using an EXT4 file-system.

The system used for benchmarking had a Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra motherboard, which provides native Serial ATA 3.0 ports. This Cougar Point motherboard had an Intel Core i5 2500K CPU, 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics, and a selection of HDD/SSDs were tested. In particular, for comparison was a Western Digital WD5000AAKX-0 500GB, OCZ Solid 64GB, OCZ Agility 128GB, OCZ Vertex 60GB, and OCZ Vertex 3 240GB. The Western Digital WD5000AAKX-0 is a Serial ATA 3.0 hard drive, with the other SSDs being compliant with the SATA 2.0 specification. The WD5000AAKX-0 has a native SATA 6GB/s interface, 16MB of cache, and operates at 7200RPM.

Atop this Intel Sandy Bridge system with an Ubuntu 11.10 installation / Linux 3.0 kernel a number of Linux desktop benchmarks were run using the Phoronix Test Suite. All disks were formatted to an EXT4 file-system.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  2. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X
  4. RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16
Latest Linux News
  1. X.Org Server 1.16.1 Released
  2. Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support
  3. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  4. F2FS Tools Gain FSCK Support
  5. FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements
  6. AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux
  7. OpenGL 3.3 / GLSL 3.30 Lands For Intel Sandy Bridge On Mesa
  8. AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements
  9. Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements
  10. GNOME 3.13.92 Officially Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  2. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  3. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  4. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  5. Can Linux kill a motherboard?
  6. Stop grabbing my keyboard :(
  7. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  8. SSD seems slow