Average Bench: 85.5% (261st of 959)

Based on 8,493 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 14.5% 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 258MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 48.2%. 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 261MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 276MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 383 458
182 Write 344 394
170 Mixed 261 299
94.6 SusWrite 276 377
70.9% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 25.8 30.7
47 4K Write 95.1 137
24.6 4K Mixed 34.5 42.1
134% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 290 348
109 DQ Write 267 347
35.8 DQ Mixed 258 326
199% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 376 380 380 215 167 MB/s
Read 460
Write 383
Mixed 284
SusWrite 314
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 41.7
166% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 314
240% 324 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,101,861 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: 69% - Good Total price: $784

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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

12 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Above average

4 years ago.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Outstanding


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