Average Bench: 70.9% (298th of 848)

Based on 329 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 29.0% 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 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 261MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 329 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 468 506
180 Write 261 283
212 Mixed 326 364
77.7% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13 4K Read 18.4 23.2
36.5 4K Write 80.7 127
11.8 4K Mixed 19.8 28.5
95.8% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 163 285
54.8 DQ Write 183 281
11.5 DQ Mixed 55.6 90.3
74.3% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
16GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 276
Mixed 360
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 24.2
110% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.8
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 13.4
30% 59 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 282
Mixed 365
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 14
94% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20
DQ Write 54.3
DQ Mixed 23.7
22% 32.7 MB/s
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AmazonUS $80.242 years ago.
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Gaming 56%
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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: 70% - Good Total price: $754

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