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The OCZ Vertex 4 Series 64GB model packs read and write speeds of 460MB/s and 220MB/s. The 128GB version is much faster with 550MB/s reads and 420MB/s writes. The 256GB and 512GB models feature the same 550MB/s reads, but writes are boosted to 465MB/s and 475MB/s, respectively.
Impressive 548/471 MBps read/write transfer speeds.
Automatic AES data encryption.
High IOPS performance.
Easy firmware upgrades.
Balances performance well regardless of data compression.
Good sequential throughput.
No compression related bottlenecks.
5 Year Warranty.
Comes with a tray adapter so it can also fit in a 3.5-inch drive bay.
Above average SSD heat output.
Sequential read & write speeds not as fast as SandForce driven SSDs.
Inconsistent performances between workloads, activity types.
No disk migration software included in the bundle.
Struggles when working with misaligned I/O
Shipping firmware is very stable and compatible but lacks truly competitive performance.
Isn't thin enough to be used in an ultrabook.
By TechSpot on November 14, 2012
Budget SSD Roundup: The Best SSD for Less Than $100: The OCZ Vertex 4 128GB gives a very consistent performance and lower cost per gigabyte. It should be at the top of any shopping list with a $100 SSD budget.
By TechSpot on July 02, 2012
It seems like the Vertex 4's superior performance easily negates its relatively small price premium, which makes it easy to recommend for anyone seeking a high-performance SSD. In fact, we think it deserves our "Outstanding!" award.
By LanOC Reviews on February 19, 2013
When it comes to SSD's it can be extremely confusing for all but the most knowledgeable enthusiasts. Back in the day people would look at a hard drive read and write speeds and from there you had a good idea of how it would perform. Hell, for that...
By PC Advisor on January 07, 2013
The OCZ Vertex 4 is a fast SSD with a strong price/performance ratio. It also has 16GB more capacity than much of the competition. Unfortunately in our tests it was relatively slow when reading our collection of small files and folders. It also comes...
By Computer Shopper on December 26, 2012
It's a bit pricier than other SSDs of its capacity we've tested in 2012, and its thickness will keep it out of many thin laptops, but the Vertex 4 blazed through our benchmark tests, making it a great option for power users....
By Good Gear Guide on December 12, 2012
OCZ’s premium solid-state drive would make an excellent upgrade for any notebook or PC running a spinning-disk hard drive. Super-fast flash storage and a carefully designed controller makes for a drive that’s a great performer for both reads...
By Hardware Secrets on November 12, 2012
We can see from our tests that the OCZ Vertex 4 and Kingston HyperX 3K have strengths and weaknesses in different areas. This makes it quite difficult to make clear-cut judgments about which one performs best.The differences in performance between the...
By CNET Australia on November 09, 2012
OCZ's Everest 2 controller is clearly paying dividends with the Vertex 4 — this is an excellent drive...
By VR-Zone on October 28, 2012
OCZ is a renowned manufacturer of high performance memory-related products, including solid state drives. Ever since the company acquired Indilinx, a designer of SSD platforms and controllers, they converted most of their available products to...
By MadShrimps on October 15, 2012
The new Vertex 4 SSDs from OCZ incorporate the Indilinx Everest 2 controller, unlike the second and third iterations from the past; the new controller comes with features like Auto-Encryption, AES-256 support, Ndurance 2.0 Technology for reduced...
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