Average Bench: 71.6% (324th of 885)

Based on 500 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 28.3% 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 83.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 473MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB is 33.5%. 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 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 500 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 473 506
180 Write 262 283
225 Mixed 332 362
78.5% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 18.4 23.3
37.3 4K Write 83.1 127
11.6 4K Mixed 19.8 28.4
97.2% 40.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 DQ Read 162 283
58.2 DQ Write 187 281
10.8 DQ Mixed 55.4 90.3
74.8% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free
Firmware: 30002377 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 277
Mixed 357
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 47.4
4K Mixed 11
63% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 62.2
106% 206 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 271
Mixed 323
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 11.9
96% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 18.2
DQ Write 93.2
DQ Mixed 10.8
22% 40.7 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 267
Mixed 349
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 11.2
91% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 18.9
DQ Write 94.8
DQ Mixed 10.5
22% 41.4 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 268
Mixed 354
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 11.6
89% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 15.5
DQ Write 60.6
DQ Mixed 16.6
19% 30.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in May '13
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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: $759

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