Average Bench: 87.1% (353rd of 1058)

Based on 17,429 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 12.8% 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 94.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 47.2%. 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 291MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,429 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 387 460
188 Write 350 394
187 Mixed 266 306
105 SusWrite 291 381
72.7% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.8 30.3
48 4K Write 94.7 130
24 4K Mixed 34.9 42.2
134% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
177 DQ Read 306 350
116 DQ Write 272 351
126 DQ Mixed 272 331
209% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 377 379 377 363 369 MB/s
Read 446
Write 375
Mixed 263
SusWrite 374
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 39.5
159% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 318
242% 326 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 374 368 374 376 293 MB/s
Read 373
Write 385
Mixed 288
SusWrite 359
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 38.2
137% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 284
229% 322 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 366 373 374 378 377 MB/s
Read 412
Write 374
Mixed 266
SusWrite 360
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 31.5
115% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 324
250% 340 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 311 314 346 320 337 MB/s
Read 364
Write 287
Mixed 200
SusWrite 309
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 22.3
4K Mixed 9.6
42% 14.6 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 172
128% 170 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,899,322 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $116 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $2152 years
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $852

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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

3 years ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Above average

7 years ago.


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Outstanding


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