OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

IoMeter

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

IoMeter

IoMeter is new to the OC3D testing suite and so we haven't got any previous results to compare against yet. However it is a more accurate test of the drives ability to handle read and write requests. Naturally interpreting this data will become easier as we have more and more experience and data sets.

As you can see from the 4KB data test, much smaller than the 128KB test on the previous page, the drive still takes a hit when utilising such a small size to write.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review     OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review  

Next we have a sequential write test using a 2MB data size and our results are much more like we'd expect, getting close to 220MB/s. Given that we have a much larger amount of data to push around the IOps is obviously much lower than we saw above. It's easier to send 4K lots of times in a second than it is to send a 2MB chunk.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review     OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review  

The sequential read test using the same 2MB chunk actually dips below the 200MB/s mark. The IOps once again drops due to needing to hang around waiting for the Vertex 2 to finish what it's doing before sending the next packet along.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review     OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review  

This is definitely a test we'll be returning to in the future, but for now the OCZ Vertex 2 has set the bar.

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Most Recent Comments

02-08-2010, 07:13:55

tinytomlogan
The OCZ Vertex was one of the first mega-performing SSDs. Does the Vertex 2 continue the lineage?

Continue Reading

05-08-2010, 14:34:16

Bungral
Bit poo really compared to some of the competition for the price.

Nice review as ever though

Gave me something to read when the forum was down.

07-08-2010, 11:46:04

F-alienware
Wow, not so good then that one.

Crystal hates my X32. Reports it wrong, runs like a dog and gives terrible results. ATTO. That really seperates the men from the boys

19-08-2010, 06:38:30

gdawg304
Interesting....I've seen other really good reviews of the Vertex 2 (primarily the E versions) and indeed I bought a 60GB Vertex 2E on the strength of one. It's certainly snappy enough running Windows 7. ATTO gives 280MB/s read and 260MB/s write but I gather this is something to do with how the SF controller deals with different data compression?

Although now I'm thinking maybe I should have got one of OCZ's bootable PCI-E drives instead!
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