Average Bench: 87.8% (101st of 859)

Based on 2,978 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 12.1% 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 88.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 43.4%. 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 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 388MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 458 499
317 Write 403 482
249 Mixed 388 436
92.8% 417 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 26.8 33.9
44.5 4K Write 88.6 132
14.7 4K Mixed 25.9 37
121% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 183 336
72.1 DQ Write 211 319
14.9 DQ Mixed 75.3 123
90.4% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
182GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 473
Mixed 426
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 42.6
170% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 127
149% 258 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 1.5.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 454
Write 403
Mixed 404
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31.8
145% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 119
143% 248 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 388
Mixed 404
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 30.1
123% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 118
124% 207 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,842,734 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $399.9915 months ago.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,639

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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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6 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Poor

9 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

11 months ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Very good

4 years ago.

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

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Good

6 months ago.

the best for me


Very good

5 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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