Average Bench: 87.6% (252nd of 976)

Based on 8,778 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 97.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 43.8%. 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 266MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 385 457
189 Write 353 395
190 Mixed 266 316
112 SusWrite 287 382
72.4% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 26 30.3
47.3 4K Write 97.6 135
24.9 4K Mixed 35.3 42.2
136% 53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.1 DQ Read 305 350
109 DQ Write 280 354
39 DQ Mixed 272 329
210% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 362 373 366 363 364 MB/s
Read 438
Write 390
Mixed 278
SusWrite 366
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 37
131% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 255
193% 259 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 378 370 374 359 359 MB/s
Read 374
Write 376
Mixed 263
SusWrite 363
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 31.5
111% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 315
239% 322 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 350 158 105 95 94 MB/s
Read 416
Write 383
Mixed 282
SusWrite 198
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 32.8
116% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 321
245% 331 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,388,728 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good 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

14 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Above average

4 years ago.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Outstanding


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