Average Bench: 81% (235th of 921)

Based on 9,255 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 86.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 38.4%. 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 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 353MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 429 478
188 Write 353 391
221 Mixed 355 401
84.3% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 24.3 30.1
42.2 4K Write 86.8 127
14 4K Mixed 24.8 35.7
114% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 172 338
78.2 DQ Write 191 309
13.8 DQ Mixed 70 122
83.4% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 462
Write 371
Mixed 391
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 35.1
142% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 122
141% 244 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 374
Write 362
Mixed 355
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 26.7
110% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 116
114% 184 MB/s
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Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $1502 years
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Desktop 65%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,075

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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

6 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


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4 years ago.


Outstanding

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Outstanding


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