Average Bench: 88.9% (90th of 850)

Based on 2,355 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 11.1% 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 Random Write Speed 90.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 456 497
245 Write 404 481
272 Mixed 389 437
92.8% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 27.4 34.3
45.8 4K Write 90.5 135
15.2 4K Mixed 26.8 36.4
124% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 187 339
71.4 DQ Write 213 323
15.1 DQ Mixed 76.6 123
91.8% 159 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 486
Write 410
Mixed 397
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 33.8
141% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 110
120% 204 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 467
Mixed 426
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 28.1
92% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 130
144% 244 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 415
Mixed 423
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 25
119% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 92.5
DQ Mixed 18.1
26% 47.2 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 1.4.1.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 449
Write 414
Mixed 404
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 14.5
86% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 57.3
60% 97 MB/s
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AmazonUS $399.9911 months ago.
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Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,612

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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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2 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Very good

3 years ago.

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

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Poor

5 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

7 months ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Good

3 months ago.

the best for me


Very good

4 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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