Average Bench: 87.6% (275th of 991)

Based on 9,796 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 42.8%. 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 268MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 294MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,796 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 387 460
190 Write 350 395
196 Mixed 268 308
129 SusWrite 294 380
72.9% 325 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 25.7 30.4
50.2 4K Write 94.4 134
25.7 4K Mixed 35.1 41.8
134% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 DQ Read 303 349
131 DQ Write 285 354
40.8 DQ Mixed 277 330
213% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 385 380 381 389 382 MB/s
Read 391
Write 386
Mixed 296
SusWrite 384
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 42.2
157% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 319
243% 328 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 367 365 365 368 365 MB/s
Read 398
Write 367
Mixed 273
SusWrite 366
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 39.6
156% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 314
240% 325 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 357 376 294 210 208 MB/s
Read 443
Write 378
Mixed 274
SusWrite 296
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 38.5
153% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 38.7
94% 194 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,090,546 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,106

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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

16 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Above average

5 years ago.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Outstanding


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