Average Bench: 86.4% (325th of 1016)

Based on 12,404 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT EX4

The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4 and they show that the 128GB Vertex 4 performs superbly outside the lab. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 508/391 and averages of 398/325 MB/s the Vertex 4 manages to average around 75% of its peak sequential speeds, a very impressive result. The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago. OCZ release new versions with minor tweaks approximately every six months. Comparing the Vertex 450 to the Vertex 4 shows that the move to 20nm flash and a new Indilinx controller has reduced overall performance by around 15%, so the older Vertex 4 is actually faster than its successor. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 128GB averaged just 13.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 271MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 45.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 265MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 386 461
189 Write 350 392
188 Mixed 265 304
106 SusWrite 277 378
71.7% 320 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 26 30.6
47.7 4K Write 95.3 133
24.2 4K Mixed 35.1 42.6
135% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.1 DQ Read 298 350
135 DQ Write 277 352
54.5 DQ Mixed 271 330
208% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,456,775 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $21510 months
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $1,021

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

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Faster than advertised and much cheaper than it says on this site. Bought one 2 years ago and still use it as my primary boot drive.—Aug '15


Excellent

2 years ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Using it for 6 or 7 years and it's still among the fastest 128GB drives.


Above average

5 years ago.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Outstanding


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