SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vertex 4 vs Vector

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vertex 4
6.3
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
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
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
Vector
7.7
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 write 122.36 MB/s vs 100.6 MB/s More than 20% faster 4k random write
Faster 512K sequential write 485.64 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s More than 25% faster 512K sequential write
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours Around 55% higher MTBF
Lighter 101 g vs 115 g More than 10% lighter
Lower 4k random write access time 2.04 ms vs 2.48 ms Around 20% lower 4k random write access time
Front view of OCZ Vector

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OCZ Vector

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Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 24 MB Around 42.8x larger cache
Faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 236.97 MB/s More than 60% faster 4k random read
Higher passmark rating 4,340 pts vs 2,989 pts More than 45% higher passmark rating
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.78 MB/s vs 263.19 MB/s Around 50% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 1.06 ms Around 40% lower 4k random read access time
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 9 mm Around 25% thinner thickness

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vertex 4 vs Vector

4K Random Read

Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s
Vector
380.71 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s
Vector
100.6 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 4
9.7 s
Vector
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 4
2.4 Watts
Vector
2.4 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 4
2.04 ms
Vector
2.48 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 4
1.06 ms
Vector
0.66 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vertex 4  vs Vector 

9.7
9.3
OCZ's Vertex 4 256 GB is currently available for $210, with an extra $10 rebate available.
Vertex 4

8.0
8.5
If that seem incremental, going on insignificant, bear in mind that numbers above 500MB/s for peak throughput are hammering up against the maximum capabilities of the SATA6Gbps interface.
Vector

Overall

8.7 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

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