Average Bench: 91.4% (205th of 970)

Based on 4,356 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT OCZ-VERTEX4, OCZ-VERT EX4

The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently available. One of the striking aspects of the Vertex is its well-rounded performance profile. With an AS-SSD score of 1137 and a real world speed of 548 the Vertex 4 is able to cope extremely well with both server and consumer type workloads. This drive uses the new Indilux Everest 2 controller, which unlike the previous generations of this drive which used a SandForce controller, is able to cope admirably with both compressible and incompressible data. Overall, the Vertex 4 is a great performing SSD that said, there are better value for money (and younger) drives available, including the Vertex 4's own successor, the OCZ Vector[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB averaged just 8.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 374 458
272 Write 389 458
215 Mixed 261 314
165 SusWrite 354 443
77.6% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 27.7 34.3
50.3 4K Write 94.7 135
26.3 4K Mixed 34.7 42.1
137% 52.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
109 DQ Read 303 343
123 DQ Write 290 337
38.3 DQ Mixed 277 336
213% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 365 387 383 371 382 MB/s
Read 452
Write 382
Mixed 270
SusWrite 379
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 33.4
124% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 319
247% 337 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 406 406 408 404 409 MB/s
Read 424
Write 401
Mixed 260
SusWrite 405
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 32.1
122% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 321
244% 327 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,240,049 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $4002 years
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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 4,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,298

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 400/400...

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20 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


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2 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Very good

5 years ago.

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This benchmark is an outlier, showing an incredible 133 4K write.

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Sep '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Result Firmware 1.5B

Sep '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Result Firmware 1.5B


Very good

6 years ago.

The OCZ Vertex 4 comes with a 5 year warranty, OCZ are trying to make up for poor quality control on previous models... Time will tell, but on the face of it this is the best performing (benchmark wise) SSD you can buy today.


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