SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 4 vs HyperX 3K

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

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ Vertex 4

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vertex 4

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Faster 4k random read 236.97 MB/s vs 128.52 MB/s Around 85% faster 4k random read
Much higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Higher AS SSD score 1,125 pts vs 758 pts Around 50% higher AS SSD score
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 2.4 Watts vs 2.99 Watts Around 20% lower avg. power consumption
Lower 4k random read access time 1.06 ms vs 1.94 ms More than 45% lower 4k random read access time
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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Higher passmark rating 3,816 pts vs 2,989 pts Around 30% higher passmark rating
More capacity per dollar 1.88 GB/$ vs 1.04 GB/$ Around 80% more capacity per dollar
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.9 MB/s vs 263.19 MB/s Around 50% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Slightly higher PCMark vantage score 25,396 pts vs 24,063 pts More than 5% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 4 vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 4
9.7 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 4
2.4 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 4
2.04 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 4
1.06 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 4  vs HyperX 3K 

9.7
9.2
OCZ's Vertex 4 256 GB is currently available for $210, with an extra $10 rebate available.
Vertex 4

8.0
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.
Vertex 4

Overall

8.7 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

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