Average Bench: 81.3% (237th of 929)

Based on 10,165 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 18.6% 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 87.7MB/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 40%. 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 Write Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 428 480
188 Write 348 390
227 Mixed 355 401
83.9% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 24.3 30.4
45.2 4K Write 87.7 125
14.2 4K Mixed 25.3 35.8
116% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 177 336
73.1 DQ Write 194 313
14.2 DQ Mixed 70.8 122
85% 147 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 425
Write 371
Mixed 379
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 34.2
144% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 120
125% 207 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 379
Mixed 384
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 18.4
114% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 15.7
42% 82.7 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 436
Write 385
Mixed 389
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 22
81% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 98.5
DQ Write 94.4
DQ Mixed 44.2
48% 79.1 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 368
Write 166
Mixed 212
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 25.4
90% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 43.6
DQ Mixed 13.4
16% 26 MB/s
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Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $972

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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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Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


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