Average Bench: 81.5% (162nd of 848)

Based on 5,063 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 18.4% 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 87.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 40.6%. 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 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,063 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 425 473
222 Write 358 390
236 Mixed 356 400
84.5% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 24 30.6
45.8 4K Write 87.4 135
14.4 4K Mixed 25 36.1
115% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 177 340
79.7 DQ Write 195 316
14.1 DQ Mixed 71.2 122
85.4% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 441
Write 366
Mixed 392
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 36.2
149% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 121
134% 228 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 423
Write 370
Mixed 368
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 25.3
106% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 117
132% 223 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,373,786 SSDs tested.

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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,064

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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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