Average Bench: 88.2% (89th of 848)

Based on 2,230 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 11.8% 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 89.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 44%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 386MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 455 498
290 Write 404 481
253 Mixed 386 440
92.5% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 26.6 33.9
41.2 4K Write 89.4 133
14.6 4K Mixed 26.1 39
121% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 189 338
69 DQ Write 217 320
14.7 DQ Mixed 77.7 126
93.3% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 381
Mixed 405
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 36
180% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 95.6
134% 247 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 417
Mixed 404
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 18.3
126% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 18.1
33% 60.8 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 400
Mixed 397
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 19.8
101% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 100
101% 164 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $399.999 months ago.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H - $380

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,507

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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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5 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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Sep '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Result Firmware 1.5B

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Poor

3 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

5 months ago.


Poor

22 months ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Good

28 days 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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