Average Bench: 87.8% (101st of 853)

Based on 2,672 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 12.2% 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 89.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 44.7%. 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 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 385MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 455 497
235 Write 401 481
225 Mixed 385 435
92.2% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 26.9 33.8
45.4 4K Write 89.3 135
14.7 4K Mixed 26.3 36.8
122% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 180 339
72 DQ Write 208 321
14.8 DQ Mixed 74 123
89.1% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 423
Mixed 401
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 19
118% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 17.8
58% 117 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 443
Write 389
Mixed 392
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 33.1
136% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 108
70% 78 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 417
Mixed 410
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 20
123% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 108
72% 82.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,271,260 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,707

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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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4 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Very good

4 years ago.

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

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Poor

7 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

9 months ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Good

4 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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