Average Bench: 81.8% (163rd of 850)

Based on 5,040 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 18.2% 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 90.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 41.3%. 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 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 428 478
187 Write 347 388
238 Mixed 354 401
83.8% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 24.9 31.3
44.5 4K Write 90.2 132
14.7 4K Mixed 25.2 36
118% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 173 338
74.9 DQ Write 197 315
13.9 DQ Mixed 65.3 121
82.3% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 440
Write 375
Mixed 371
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 34.5
145% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 122
142% 246 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 439
Write 372
Mixed 393
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 29.4
119% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 116
119% 194 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 373
Write 361
Mixed 356
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 25.5
101% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 110
104% 163 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 419
Write 373
Mixed 296
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 23.3
71% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 109
121% 205 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,266

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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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