Average Bench: 85.5% (182nd of 927)

Based on 4,539 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 14.5% 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 84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 42%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 454 497
242 Write 398 481
270 Mixed 386 431
92% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 26 33.1
44.3 4K Write 84 121
14.6 4K Mixed 25 33.7
116% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 176 336
74.4 DQ Write 198 315
15.3 DQ Mixed 72.9 121
86.4% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 485
Mixed 435
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 40.1
164% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 23.4
62% 122 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 381
Mixed 408
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 31.7
146% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 121
137% 234 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 409
Mixed 347
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 31.3
141% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 98.8
108% 183 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 477
Write 419
Mixed 407
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 30
124% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 120
127% 212 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,133,884 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $4002 years
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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 4,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,509

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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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15 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


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20 months ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Very good

5 years ago.

Review  www.ssdreview.com/...

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

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Sep '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Result Firmware 1.5B

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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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