SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 4 vs IBIS HSDL

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 4

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vertex 4

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.7 s vs 16.6 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lighter 101 g vs 339 g 3.4x lighter
Higher capacity 512 GB vs 160 GB Around 3.2x higher capacity
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.1 s vs 74 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 9 mm vs 25 mm 2.7x thinner thickness
Default view of OCZ IBIS HSDL

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OCZ IBIS HSDL

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Significantly faster 4k random write 218.13 MB/s vs 122.36 MB/s Around 80% faster 4k random write
Faster 512K sequential read 710.98 MB/s vs 503.35 MB/s More than 40% faster 512K sequential read
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 532.98 MB/s vs 263.19 MB/s More than 2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lower 4k random write access time 1.15 ms vs 2.04 ms Around 45% lower 4k random write access time
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 6.6 Watts vs 1.3 Watts More than 5x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 4 vs IBIS HSDL

4K Random Read

Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s
IBIS HSDL
257.14 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s
IBIS HSDL
218.13 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 4
9.7 s
IBIS HSDL
16.6 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 4
2.4 Watts
IBIS HSDL
7.84 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 4
2.04 ms
IBIS HSDL
1.15 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 4
1.06 ms
IBIS HSDL
0.97 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 4  vs IBIS HSDL 

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

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