Average Bench: 86.8% (285th of 996)

Based on 9,392 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 The Vertex 4 was superseded by the OCZ Vertex 450 several months ago.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 13.1% 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 267MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB is 45.1%. 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 265MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 291MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 382 450
188 Write 351 389
191 Mixed 265 311
123 SusWrite 291 379
72.3% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 25.8 30.8
48.7 4K Write 95.5 138
24.9 4K Mixed 34.8 42.2
134% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 DQ Read 293 350
104 DQ Write 277 352
39.9 DQ Mixed 267 330
205% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: 1.5.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 399 384 386 382 375 MB/s
Read 360
Write 409
Mixed 276
SusWrite 387
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 38.2
138% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 329
252% 342 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,722,657 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Apr '12
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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

18 months ago.

Using it for 5 years now, working perfectly.


Above average

5 years ago.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Outstanding


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