Average Bench: 70.9% (298th of 848)

Based on 309 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX450, OCZ-VERT EX450, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX450

The 128GB Vertex 450 has a reasonable but somewhat unusual performance profile. The main weakness is its sequential write speed which is only 282 MB/s peak. This implies that the 128GB version has fewer NAND modules than both its larger 256GB sibling and several other leading 128GB models. Other SSDs, including some 128GB models can consistently achieve sequential write speeds in the 500 MB/s range. A handicap of this magnitude on a key performance metric would normally relegate an SSD to the lower divisions but the Vertex 450 offsets its poor sequential write speed with a record breaking 4K write speed of 158 MB/s which is the highest I have ever seen on any SSD. Overall the Vertex 450 has an average, but quirky, performance profile and is reasonably priced however there are both faster and cheaper alternatives available on the SSD leaderboard.  [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 450 128GB averaged 29.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 466MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB is 35%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 260MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 164MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 309 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 466 506
180 Write 260 283
210 Mixed 325 364
77.5% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 18.4 23.4
35.8 4K Write 80.9 128
11.7 4K Mixed 19.7 28.5
95.9% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 164 285
56.6 DQ Write 184 281
11.5 DQ Mixed 55.8 90.3
74.7% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
46GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 172
Mixed 234
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 15.6
121% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 24.5
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 13.6
29% 55.1 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 151
Mixed 217
60% 277 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 18.5
119% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.7
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 67.3
61% 86.9 MB/s
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AmazonUS $80.242 years ago.
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Typical Vertex 450 128GB Builds (Compare 4,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 52%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $769

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