Average Bench: 88.3% (88th of 848)

Based on 2,302 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 11.6% 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 88.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 43.1%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,302 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 455 497
327 Write 405 481
266 Mixed 389 440
92.8% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 27 33.8
41.2 4K Write 88.9 133
14.9 4K Mixed 26.4 36.9
122% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 186 338
76.3 DQ Write 216 322
15 DQ Mixed 76.6 123
92.2% 160 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
230GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 484
Mixed 417
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 39.6
160% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 127
150% 260 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 404
Mixed 405
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 31.9
145% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 119
125% 209 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 489
Mixed 424
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 31.4
133% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 19.7
46% 88.3 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 411
Mixed 403
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 27.2
99% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 116
126% 213 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 382
Write 413
Mixed 272
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 19.1
120% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 20.7
33% 60.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,717 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $399.9910 months ago.
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Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,685

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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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1 month 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

4 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

6 months ago.


Poor

23 months ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Good

1 month 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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