For the purpose of testing, we will be observing performance whilst comparing the Vertex 3 Max IOPS against previously reviewed drives using SATA 2, SATA 3 and PCI-E interface.
The system is formatted and a fresh version of Windows is installed with just drives in place - no additional applications. Windows is then updated to the latest release. Included in the list of benchmarks are the following applications:
ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
Windows 7 Boot Time Test
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard ASUS P8P67
Graphics ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP!
Memory 4GB Kingston HyperX Genesis CL9 1600MHz
- OCZ Agility 3 240GB
- OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB
- Kingston V+ 128GB
- Corsair F40 40GB
- Samsung Spinpoint 250GB SATA-II
PSU OCZ 750W Fatal1ty
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit