Average Bench: 89.9% (270th of 1011)

Based on 7,069 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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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB averaged just 10.1% 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 264MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 93.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB is 51.6%. 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 263MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 376 463
215 Write 384 464
195 Mixed 263 324
118 SusWrite 345 458
77% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 27.5 34.3
42.8 4K Write 93.2 135
24.5 4K Mixed 34.7 43.4
136% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 DQ Read 285 343
109 DQ Write 269 353
37.3 DQ Mixed 264 334
202% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 475 467 482 482 482 MB/s
Read 352
Write 483
Mixed 337
SusWrite 466
93% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 44.6
169% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 355
266% 352 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 424 439 441 443 444 MB/s
Read 435
Write 448
Mixed 315
SusWrite 442
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 32.7
134% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 316
237% 315 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 409 408 406 407 409 MB/s
Read 358
Write 413
Mixed 249
SusWrite 405
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 30.2
125% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 315
237% 318 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,671 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $1005 months
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Typical Vertex 4 256GB Builds (Compare 8,103 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $847

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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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2 years ago.

Great drive, fast and reliable.


Liked

3 years ago.


Poor

4 years ago.

Excellent Drive, been 2 years not a single issue !


Very good

6 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

7 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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