SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 3 vs V4

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ Vertex 3

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vertex 3

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Much lower 4k random write access time 2.44 ms vs 304.92 ms 125x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly faster 4k random write 102.22 MB/s vs 0.82 MB/s Around 124.8x faster 4k random write
Much faster 512K sequential write 500.84 MB/s vs 25.31 MB/s More than 19.8x faster 512K sequential write
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 11.1 s vs 16.4 s More than 30% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lower 4k random read access time 2.24 ms vs 8.39 ms 3.7x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 22,201 pts vs 12,139 pts Around 85% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster sequential read 550 MB/s vs 230 MB/s Around 2.5x faster sequential read
Higher AS SSD score 710 pts vs 254 pts More than 2.8x higher AS SSD score
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours More than 65% higher MTBF
Faster random read 40,000 IOPS vs 10,000 IOPS 4x faster random read
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 324.81 MB/s vs 120.34 MB/s Around 2.8x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster photoshop lens filter 56.2 s vs 58.1 s Around 5% faster photoshop lens filter
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Crucial V4

Reasons to consider the
Crucial V4

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Much lower avg. power consumption 0.85 Watts vs 2.98 Watts 3.5x lower avg. power consumption
Lighter 85 g vs 116 g More than 25% lighter
More capacity per dollar 1.84 GB/$ vs 1.09 GB/$ Around 70% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 3 vs Crucial V4

4K Random Read

Vertex 3
111.44 MB/s
Crucial V4
29.78 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 3
102.22 MB/s
Crucial V4
0.82 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 3
11.1 s
Crucial V4
16.4 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 3
2.98 Watts
Crucial V4
0.85 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 3
2.44 ms
Crucial V4
304.92 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 3
2.24 ms
Crucial V4
8.39 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 3  vs Crucial V4 

9.0
5.0
To say that the 240GB Vertex 3 is an impressive drive is to do it a disservice; it is a pretty amazing drive with performance you could only dream about even as recent as last year.
Vertex 3

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