OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive 512GB / 256GB Review

2. The Vertex 44. Max Read / Write


OCZ Technology Vertex 4 SSD Review (256GB and 512GB)

Main Specifications / Test Software

OCZ Vertex 4 512GB
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB

Corsair Performance Pro 256GB Firmware 1.0
Samsung 830 Series SSD 256GB Firmware CXM03B1Q
OCZ Vertex 3 480GB Firmware 2.15


Intel Core i7-3960X

ASRock X79 Extreme9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
4x 2GB GeIL DDR3-1600

ASUS VG278 Screen
OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU
D-Link Wireless N Dual Band USB stick
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD (OS)
Intel RTS 2011 Liquid Cooler
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard

Roccat Kone[+] Mouse

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit w/SP1
Forceware 301.10
Crystal DiskMark
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
ATTO Benchmark
Office 2010
Skyrim/Shogun 2/Steam
PCMark 2011
IOMeter

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drives was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the chipset and video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, where appropriate, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated) and each drive was Sanitary/secure Erased between tests.

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

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