Average Bench: 85.6% (128th of 873)

Based on 3,529 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 14.3% 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 84.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 47.3%. 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 382MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 451 497
211 Write 396 482
218 Mixed 382 435
91.3% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 25.9 33.5
36 4K Write 84.8 130
14.1 4K Mixed 25.2 35.4
116% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 180 339
73.2 DQ Write 203 316
13.9 DQ Mixed 72.2 123
87.3% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: 1.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 430
Write 383
Mixed 393
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 20.8
109% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 19
56% 111 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 373
Write 336
Mixed 337
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 21.6
82% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 113
111% 179 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,195,791 SSDs tested.

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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 3,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,522

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Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 400/400...

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10 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Poor

13 months ago.

very fast, very durable


Liked

15 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

10 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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