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OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 8:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




We really don't understand why OCZ didn't use the new B02 controller with Vertex 3.20. B02 would have delivered much better battery life performance. When paired with 19/20nm class flash, we've achieved over 300 minutes in our Lenovo W530, a notebook designed for high performance and not battery performance.



PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw




Vertex 3.20 240GB is in bold yellow in the two power tests. Here we see a run in PCMark Vantage. The 20nm NAND doesn't peak as high as many of the other drives and has a lower idle power draw than the Monster Digital Daytona, another drive with a LSI SandForce controller.

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