OCZ Vertex 4 review

It’s time to see how the drive perfoms on a common Windows 7 PC.

Here is the list of hardware components:

Intel Core i3 2120 skt 1155
ASRock H67M motherboard
4GB of Corsair value ram 1333MHz C9
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB as main drive
Intel SSD 320

I used the following benchmarks:

Intel NASPT – I know it was developed to benchmark network attached storages, but it does a nice job even with HDs and SSDs
ATTO
AS-SSD – both transfer rate and copy tests

Here are the results plots:

Intel NASPT

ATTO Write

ATTO Read

AS-SSD Write

AS-SSD Read

AS-SSD Write IOPS

AS-SSD Read IOPS

AS-SSD Copy Benchmark

The plots are quite explicative: a 128GB Vertex 4 is enough to “destroy” all the other SSDs I tested. Maximum IOPS are really astonishing given that we’re talking about a consumer drive. Sequential performance aren’t the brightest but that kind of tasks aren’t common in daily use.

The price is under 140 bucks, about the same of other hi-performance consumer SSDs. So, I think if you are looking for a really fast SSD you HAVE to buy the new Vertex 4. There’s no way you will be disappointed!

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