OCZ Vertex 4 

Released April, 2012
  • 512 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 24 MB
6.9 Out of 10

Both read and write IOPS performance is strong as well, with reads maxing out at 120,000.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)
Handily, it's also the capacity where SSDs perform at their very best.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the OCZ Vertex 4

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vertex 4
6.3
840 Pro
6.6
Vector
6.9
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Vertex 4
6.9
840 Pro
7.0
Vector
6.5
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Vertex 4
7.7
840 Pro
8.1
Vector
7.8
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Vertex 4
7.4
840 Pro
7.6
Vector
7.7
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

6.9

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Vertex 4
6.9
840 Pro
7.1
Vector
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the OCZ Vertex 4

4K Random Read

Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
Intel 520
81.39 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 4
9.7 s
840 Pro
7.8 s
Intel 520
11.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 4
2.4 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 4
2.04 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
Intel 520
3.08 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 4
1.06 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the OCZ Vertex 4


8.0
And if you traffic regularly heavy (and heavily threaded) workloads, particularly when it comes to writing, you’ll see some excellent performance regardless of how compressed your data is.

9.7
OCZ's Vertex 4 256 GB is currently available for $210, with an extra $10 rebate available.

8.0
Our actual test results are excellent and OCZ has clearly put in some legwork, but it will take sustained real-world usage for the OCZ Vertex 4's full colours to shine through as a result.

Overall

8.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Given that random access performance is probably more critical to the subjective feel of your PC's performance, that's a significant advantage.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)
Sequential write performance (incompressible)AS SSD: Seconds: Lower is betterOCZ VERTEX 4 256GB: 26CRUCIAL M4 256GB: 27INTEL SSD 520 240GB: 25.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)
It's a shame because the raw performance looks great.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)

Interface

For the Vertex 4, the readout on CrystalDiskInfo 4.1.3 shows that both NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. are enabled, as well as TRIM and the interface is confirmed at SATA 6Gbps.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)
Motherboard:ASUS P8H67-M LX Intel H67Memory:2x 2048 MB Kingston HyperX PC3-12800U DDR3 @ 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24Graphics:Intel IntegratedSoftware:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1Drivers:SATA: Microsoft AHCIDisplay: Intel 15.21.13 After initial configuration and installation we created a disk image that will be used to test every drive.
by techPowerUp!
Of course you’ll find support for 6Gbps SATA III on the Vertex 4, but beyond that there’s also a new model of controller: the Everest 2.
by PCMag (Apr, 2012)

Capacity

OCZ decided to go large so-to-speak this time around and not offer a drive under 128GB in capacity.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)
Each chip has a capacity of 16 GB.
by techPowerUp!
Our first glimpse of how OCZ would approach the high-capacity solid-state drive (SSD) market following its acquisition of controller developer Indilinx in March 2011 came with the 512GB Octane late last year.
by PCMag (Apr, 2012)

Price

With SSD prices tumbling, the 240 to 256GB segment is rapidly becoming the sweet spot for value.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)
Legit Bottom Line: You owned the original Vertex drive and now that the Indilinx controller has returned to power the fourth generation Vertex backed with impressive performance numbers, your will to resist the upgrade as been thwarted by both the attractive price point and the superb five year warranty.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Speed

Raw reads were faster with the Vertex 3, too, as measured with Sandra’s Physical Disks module (535.7MBps versus 422.1MBps), as were buffered reads and sequential reads.
by PCMag (Apr, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 512 GB
Cache 24 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Indilinx Everest 2
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 25 nm
Error correction 128 bits/KB
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 5 years
Thickness 9 mm
Weight 101 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 560 MB/s
Sequential write 510 MB/s
Random read 90,000 IOPS
Random write 85,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 1.3 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 2.5 Watts
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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