Average Bench: 70.8% (306th of 853)

Based on 364 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 80.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 468MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 364 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 468 506
180 Write 261 283
213 Mixed 327 364
77.8% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 18.3 23.2
36.9 4K Write 80.7 127
11.8 4K Mixed 19.6 28.4
95.6% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 DQ Read 161 285
55.3 DQ Write 182 280
11.2 DQ Mixed 54.6 90.3
73.6% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 282
Mixed 362
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 28.8
122% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 82.2
114% 209 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 422
Write 264
Mixed 315
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 10.2
73% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 21.3
DQ Write 49.4
DQ Mixed 10.1
15% 26.9 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 454
Write 224
Mixed 300
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 10.6
70% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14.6
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 9.34
26% 51.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $878

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