Average Bench: 81% (170th of 848)

Based on 4,208 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT EX4

The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4 and they show that the 128GB Vertex 4 performs superbly outside the lab. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 508/391 and averages of 398/325 MB/s the Vertex 4 manages to average around 75% of its peak sequential speeds, a very impressive result. The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago. OCZ release new versions with minor tweaks approximately every six months. Comparing the Vertex 450 to the Vertex 4 shows that the move to 20nm flash and a new Indilinx controller has reduced overall performance by around 15%, so the older Vertex 4 is actually faster than its successor. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 128GB averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 41.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 428 480
198 Write 349 387
215 Mixed 350 398
83.6% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 24.3 30.7
43.9 4K Write 87.5 136
14.4 4K Mixed 24.9 36
115% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 173 342
67.3 DQ Write 192 318
13.5 DQ Mixed 69.8 122
83.7% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 420
Write 362
Mixed 378
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 36.9
153% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 117
144% 254 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 406
Write 220
Mixed 285
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 28.1
165% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 92.6
117% 212 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,059

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Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

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Faster than advertised and much cheaper than it says on this site. Bought one 2 years ago and still use it as my primary boot drive.—Aug '15


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