Average Bench: 87.2% - 97th / 836

Based on 2,114 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 12.8% 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 87.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 46.1%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 382MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,114 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 452 497
237 Write 399 481
238 Mixed 382 436
91.6% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 26.3 33.9
41.2 4K Write 87.7 132
14.5 4K Mixed 25.8 38.2
119% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 192 337
64.2 DQ Write 213 320
14.7 DQ Mixed 76.8 126
92.6% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
19GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 454
Write 405
Mixed 405
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 27.1
142% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 31.8
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 66.7
84% 139 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 423
Mixed 407
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 26.1
100% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 108
121% 203 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 407
Mixed 396
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 15.8
103% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 94.1
DQ Mixed 16.6
25% 45.6 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,498 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $399.998 months ago.
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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 2,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,627

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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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13 days 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

2 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

4 months ago.


Poor

21 months ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Poor

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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