Average Bench: 71.8% (354th of 921)

Based on 536 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 28.1% 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 83.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 473MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB is 32.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 536 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 473 505
180 Write 261 283
222 Mixed 331 362
78.5% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 18.4 23.3
39.9 4K Write 83.3 126
11.8 4K Mixed 19.9 28.2
97.4% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 DQ Read 166 283
60.1 DQ Write 190 282
10.8 DQ Mixed 55.8 90.4
75.8% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 275
Mixed 358
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 26.4
113% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 85.7
110% 196 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 263
Mixed 343
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 15.7
96% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 86.2
112% 201 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in May '13
AmazonUS $803 years
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Typical Vertex 450 128GB Builds (Compare 8,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $739

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