Average Bench: 91.9% (296th of 1058)

Based on 9,259 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]

Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB averaged just 8.1% 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 278MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 40.1%. 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 266MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 381MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,259 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 381 465
306 Write 398 466
217 Mixed 266 317
161 SusWrite 364 458
79.4% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 28 33.8
45.7 4K Write 91.4 129
25.6 4K Mixed 35 42.6
136% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
210 DQ Read 302 345
115 DQ Write 277 357
135 DQ Mixed 278 337
212% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
26GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 401 408 406 414 406 MB/s
Read 430
Write 373
Mixed 270
SusWrite 407
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 34.3
132% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 188
139% 183 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 365 373 375 385 388 MB/s
Read 289
Write 376
Mixed 228
SusWrite 368
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 19.1
73% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 152
140% 206 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,296,028 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $1002 years
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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 4,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $917

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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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17 months ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Poor

6 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


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4 years ago.


Very good

8 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

9 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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