Average Bench: 86.7% (116th of 862)

Based on 3,327 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 13.3% 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 Random Write Speed 86.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 45.5%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 383MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 455 497
232 Write 402 482
224 Mixed 383 436
92.1% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 26.5 33.8
38.1 4K Write 86.9 135
14.6 4K Mixed 25.4 36
119% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 178 334
66.5 DQ Write 202 317
14.9 DQ Mixed 71.9 123
86.8% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 411
Mixed 333
91% 411 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 31.7
142% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 119
130% 216 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 487
Mixed 424
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 21.2
141% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 30.3
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 130
86% 97.4 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 424
Mixed 369
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 27.9
110% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 65.9
68% 112 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 404
Mixed 404
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 24.6
78% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 76.4
79% 129 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,418,934 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $399.9917 months ago.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $458

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,578

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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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8 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Poor

11 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

13 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

8 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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