REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Normally, we might not really concern ourselves with looking at what amounts to an SSD refresh, however, we felt that the OCZ choice to retain this SSD with their future offerings spoke very well of how well the Vertex line has done since release. Performance of the V3.20 is typical of what we might see in any similar LSI SandForce package and we have grown fond of seeing read and write performance in excess of 500MB/s as well as IOPS in the area of 90,000.
The original release of the Vertex 3 fared a bit higher in end performance testing and, even now, can be found just a bit cheaper than the V3.20. The new V3.20 is a step forward to a smaller memory size, however, and we may see firmware updates in the future that fine tune that performance just a bit. Both past and present Vertex 3 products carry a three year warranty.