Average Bench: 81% (180th of 859)

Based on 6,784 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 88.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 44.3%. 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 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 428 476
186 Write 349 390
207 Mixed 358 400
84.2% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 24.6 30.2
44.5 4K Write 88.2 130
14.8 4K Mixed 24.9 35.6
116% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 167 338
62.9 DQ Write 187 317
14.8 DQ Mixed 69.2 122
82% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 410
Write 365
Mixed 380
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 34.8
128% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 116
125% 208 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 438
Write 372
Mixed 377
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 29.4
115% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 76.9
79% 130 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,232

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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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Holding good


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