Average Bench: 88.7% (206th of 956)

Based on 3,985 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT EX4

The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently available. One of the striking aspects of the Vertex is its well-rounded performance profile. With an AS-SSD score of 1137 and a real world speed of 548 the Vertex 4 is able to cope extremely well with both server and consumer type workloads. This drive uses the new Indilux Everest 2 controller, which unlike the previous generations of this drive which used a SandForce controller, is able to cope admirably with both compressible and incompressible data. Overall, the Vertex 4 is a great performing SSD that said, there are better value for money (and younger) drives available, including the Vertex 4's own successor, the OCZ Vector[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB averaged just 11.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 259MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 374 462
230 Write 383 452
194 Mixed 258 316
131 SusWrite 345 444
76.6% 340 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 27.1 34.1
45.2 4K Write 90.3 134
24.7 4K Mixed 33.8 41.7
132% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 279 343
99.1 DQ Write 273 353
36.9 DQ Mixed 259 334
199% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 385 407 404 383 406 MB/s
Read 470
Write 410
Mixed 259
SusWrite 395
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 38
157% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 314
240% 324 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 393 390 393 393 392 MB/s
Read 385
Write 401
Mixed 266
SusWrite 360
80% 353 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 31.8
115% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 69.9
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 93.1
71% 93.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,545,790 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $4002 years
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,411

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 400/400...

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18 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


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23 months ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Very good

5 years ago.

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This benchmark is an outlier, showing an incredible 133 4K write.

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Sep '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Result Firmware 1.5B

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Very good

6 years ago.

The OCZ Vertex 4 comes with a 5 year warranty, OCZ are trying to make up for poor quality control on previous models... Time will tell, but on the face of it this is the best performing (benchmark wise) SSD you can buy today.


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