As always, OCZ recommends ATTO Disk Benchmark to measure the read/write speed of their drives. Here we see speeds top out at just under 280MB/s read, 260MB/s write, which are quite close to OCZ's advertised maximums. Compared to the 2.5" versions of both the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 we reviewed previously, the 3.5" Vertex 2 is actually a little slower on the ATTO scale. This could be due to a number of different factors, most notably varying hardware.
Taking a look at Crystal Disk Mark we see that the 3.5" Vertex 2 outperforms its smaller siblings both in large and medium sized sequential files as well as the smaller random read/writes, although still not on par with ATTO. HD Tune shows results similar to previous ones, with the drive read speed topping out around 200MB/s.
AS SSD measures both read/write speeds as well as input/output operations per second. On the speed side we see results similar to Crystal Disk Mark and HD Tune, with a maximum read around 200MB/s. These are slightly higher than results from the 2.5" version of this drive. Similarly, the IOPS also show an advantage to the 3.5" Vertex 2, although not the 50,000 that OCZ advertises. These results together with the drive score of 401 surpasses every other OCZ SSD we've tested to date except for the PCI-E based RevoDrive.
Let's wrap things up with some final thoughts and conclusion.