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The Vertex 4 256GB performed exceptionally well in our large compressed single file transfer test with a throughput of 205.4MB/s, making it 25% faster than the recently reviewed Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB, a SandForce SF-2281 SSD. Interestingly, the Vertex 4 delivered the same performance as the Octane 512GB in this test, while it was a fraction slower than the Samsung 830 Series 512GB.
The program copy test is comprised of many small non-compressed files (6104 files totaling 2.75GB). Again, the Vertex 4 delivers very strong performance, taking the top spot with a throughput of 212.5MB/s, nearly 5% faster than the HyperX 3K and 6% faster than the Octane.
Our game copy evaluation uses a mixture of small and large compressed and uncompressed files. For the first time, the Vertex 4 outpaced the Octane, providing 25% more throughput at 254.8MB/s. It was also 20% faster than the HyperX 3K and 13% faster than the 830 Series.
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