SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 4 vs RevoDrive X2

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
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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.7 s vs 16.8 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.1 s vs 72.8 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 9 mm vs 23 mm 2.5x thinner thickness
Lighter 101 g vs 130 g More than 20% lighter
Front view of OCZ RevoDrive X2

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Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 512 GB Around 90% higher capacity
Significantly faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 122.36 MB/s More than 65% faster 4k random write
Faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 485.64 MB/s Around 40% faster 512K sequential write
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 503.35 MB/s More than 30% faster 512K sequential read
Lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 2.04 ms Around 40% lower 4k random write access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 354.95 MB/s vs 263.19 MB/s Around 35% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 1.3 Watts More than 3.2x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 4 vs RevoDrive X2

4K Random Read

Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 4
9.7 s
RevoDrive X2
16.8 s

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 4
2.04 ms
RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 4
1.06 ms
RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 4  vs RevoDrive X2 

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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