Average Bench: 85% (117th of 848)

Based on 94 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]


Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB averaged just 14.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 437MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 94 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 474 513
182 Write 437 497
230 Mixed 437 494
100% 450 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 18.6 23.1
40.4 4K Write 79.4 129
11.9 4K Mixed 22.9 32.4
99.5% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 DQ Read 202 335
74.7 DQ Write 218 345
10.5 DQ Mixed 65.5 100
89.1% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 503
Write 476
Mixed 487
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 33.7
142% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 93
137% 255 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 482
Mixed 493
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 31.7
140% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 97.1
140% 258 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 495
Write 474
Mixed 484
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.2
125% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 90.8
134% 250 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 30002377 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 360
Mixed 416
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 26.4
135% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 97.2
142% 266 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 479
Mixed 472
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 27.8
115% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 68.1
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 41.7
50% 84.8 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus P8P67 DELUXE - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $925

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