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

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

Install Times (Windows/Office 2010)


Benchmark Results


Installing Windows, chances are that all of us have to do it at one point or another and while it is not essential to have fantastic performance in this area, it is a good test for writing a large amount of data to the drive in a short space of time. This is especially useful due to the fact the variation in file sizes being written is huge. The time taken is recorded from the moment we begin the install, after partitioning and formatting to when the prompt appears where we choose our username.

Installing Windows 7 on the Vertex 4 Series is a simple process, even on the latest SATA 6GB/s motherboards. For our Intel based motherboard we simply ran the installer, selected the drive (formatting and partitioning to our needs) and then just over five minutes later our operating system was ready to use. Interestingly this is a little behind the other controllers with OCZ’s Vertex 3 leading the way.


Benchmark Results

Moving to the install of a large software suite, Office 2010, we see a closer set of results than the Windows install. OCZ still lead the way with their older drive and the Vertex 4 is around 8 seconds behind.

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