Average Bench: 87.7% (206th of 956)

Based on 8,593 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 12.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 267MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 97.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 263MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 296MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 380 455
192 Write 350 393
198 Mixed 263 304
115 SusWrite 296 379
72.4% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 25.9 30.7
50.4 4K Write 97.8 137
26.7 4K Mixed 35.5 42.6
137% 53.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 DQ Read 294 348
118 DQ Write 275 348
39.5 DQ Mixed 267 326
205% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 354 364 359 351 361 MB/s
Read 403
Write 370
Mixed 262
SusWrite 359
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 31.9
152% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 312
236% 319 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 378 379 367 362 362 MB/s
Read 378
Write 196
Mixed 278
SusWrite 360
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 35.9
140% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 328
252% 340 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Vertex 4 128GB Builds (Compare 10,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,102

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 Comments

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Above average

4 years ago.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Outstanding


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