Average Bench: 87.6% (298th of 1012)

Based on 12,553 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 12.4% 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 268MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 41.4%. 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 268MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,553 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 387 458
202 Write 354 395
197 Mixed 268 307
111 SusWrite 293 381
73.1% 325 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 26 30.3
50.3 4K Write 95.7 134
23.7 4K Mixed 35.3 42.1
135% 52.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 DQ Read 297 350
125 DQ Write 276 352
41.3 DQ Mixed 268 330
206% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 381 378 377 376 369 MB/s
Read 399
Write 324
Mixed 273
SusWrite 377
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 41.7
166% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 316
242% 327 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 366 364 360 356 355 MB/s
Read 378
Write 365
Mixed 278
SusWrite 361
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 31.1
116% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 319
242% 326 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 1.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 224 203 159 123 102 MB/s
Read 362
Write 382
Mixed 267
SusWrite 174
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.7
152% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 311
236% 317 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 178 122 91 93 93 MB/s
Read 379
Write 386
Mixed 278
SusWrite 157
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 35.9
133% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 311
236% 319 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,096,164 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $1,081

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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

1 month ago.

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


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