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OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. Closer look
  4. Test Bench and Methodology
  5. AS SSD Benchmark (Pass 3)
  6. ATTO (Pass 3) Benchmark)
  7. AIDA 64 Access Test
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. TRIM Test
  10. CrystalDiskMark Benchmark
  11. HD Tune Pro Benchmark
  12. PC Mark Vantage x64 HDD Benchmark
  13. PC Mark 7 HDD Benchmark
  14. Anvil SSD Benchmark
  15. Conclusion

“My SSD is faster than your HDD”!!!

Yeah, but where’s the fun in that. How fast can she run compared to her counterpart?

This is the first drive from OCZ that I am reviewing- and the first drive with Indilinx Controller.

To summarize and in my words/observations without quoting the official introduction, The first OCZ hardware that I got was one of the memory kit coolers back in DDRII days- and I still have them somewhere- and memory kits- lots of them- Gold, platinum, Nvidia SLI Ready, Reaper Series… the list is bit extensive. OCZ has stopped manufacturing a lot of hardware in the past but they’re continuing with Flash NAND products such as SSDs, Hybrid drive, and flash drives… power supplies and they also made a mousepad.

..and then came SSDs. Corsair wanted to be a company that no longer wanted to be known as “Corsair Memory” and they really worked hard. In another corner there was OCZ stopped their business with DDRIII and stepped towards SSD.

Okay, I am not really good at making introductions and explaining the history of a company’s background. Here’s a better recap of OCZ’s SSD history that a lot would prefer and even be familiar with. OCZ started their SSDs with Indilinx Barefoot controllers. Vertex 2 and Vertex 3- like many SSD drives back then (not too long ago)- came with SandForce Controllers. If you’ve followed reviews from other respectable sources these drives do stand pretty well along with other SSDs drives with the same controller. Back then, even after reviewing drives from Corsair and Kingston- it very much looked like Sandforce Controllers and Intel flash NANDs were a pair of force to reckon with when it comes to performance.

But like how Corsair surprised me when they slapped in SanDisk/Toshiba 24nm Flash NAND+ Sandforce SF2281VB1 Controller on their Force GS drives, this drive from OCZ came with Indilinx controller and Intel’s 29G64G08ACME3 flash NAND. Kingston’s HyperX, Hyper 3K and Corsair Force GT made a very good impression.


Like how Vertex in the past made a good impression on reviewers and End Users- I like many would like to see how the performance of the Vertex 4 is compared to the rival brand/controller/Flash NAND.

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  1. it is strange that the lifespan of the ocz drive can fall down this bad. i thought reviewers get fresh samples so that they can test it in its optimum condition???

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