Average Bench: 85.7% (359th of 1037)

Based on 13,686 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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]

Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 128GB averaged just 14.3% 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 259MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 93.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 45%. 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 262MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 279MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,686 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 387 456
189 Write 342 392
181 Mixed 262 307
97.8 SusWrite 279 379
71.3% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 25.8 30.6
51.9 4K Write 93.9 133
25.2 4K Mixed 34.6 42
133% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.3 DQ Read 295 350
101 DQ Write 263 352
40.5 DQ Mixed 259 330
199% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 345 371 369 370 375 MB/s
Read 368
Write 397
Mixed 268
SusWrite 354
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 35.8
153% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 320
244% 329 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 373 379 373 373 369 MB/s
Read 387
Write 378
Mixed 277
SusWrite 374
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 38.3
143% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 312
237% 320 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 379 384 374 378 376 MB/s
Read 368
Write 377
Mixed 275
SusWrite 376
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 36.5
131% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 315
241% 325 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 379 245 94 95 92 MB/s
Read 393
Write 378
Mixed 274
SusWrite 214
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 29.5
116% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 237
194% 274 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $21518 months
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Gaming 42%
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $992

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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

11 months ago.

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


Above average

6 years ago.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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