Average Bench: 85.7% (115th of 850)

Based on 109 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-VERTEX450

The Vertex 450 is the third SSD OCZ have released in the last eighteen months. The 450 features an updated version of the now somewhat proven Indilinx Barefoot controller which was first seen in the Vector just over 9 Months ago. The core performance figures for the Vertex 450 are disappointingly weaker, albeit marginally, than both the Vector (by 16%) and the Vertex 4 (by 11%). The Vertex 450 is currently retailing for more than the Vertex 4 and roughly the same as the better performing Vector so the 450 cannot be recommended at this time. That said the 450 is still amongst the top ten SSDs currently on the market and will be well worth consideration when prices drop after retailers have had a chance to build up stock. [Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB averaged just 14.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 439MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 204MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 109 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 475 513
187 Write 438 496
237 Mixed 439 494
101% 451 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 18.8 23.2
44.2 4K Write 81.2 128
12.1 4K Mixed 22.9 32.1
101% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 DQ Read 204 336
78.7 DQ Write 223 345
11.4 DQ Mixed 66.2 99.8
90.5% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
137GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 485
Mixed 486
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 31.9
121% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 86.8
132% 249 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 494
Mixed 494
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 16.8
110% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 13.1
25% 46.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,866,140 SSDs tested.

Typical Vertex 450 256GB Builds (Compare 102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER (MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $878

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