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Jul 20 2012   12:29PM GMT

OCZ Vertex 4 – Maximum Performance

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

The new OCZ Vertex 4, ultimate consumer performance, at a very reasonable price! We are talking around 100$ for a 128GB drive, not bad at all…

As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex family, the Vertex 4 Series pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vertex 4 SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives. Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications. source OCZtechnology.com

Check out the specifications below.

Performance 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Sequential Reads1 460 MB/s 560 MB/s 560 MB/s 560 MB/s
Sequential Writes1 220 MB/s 430 MB/s 510 MB/s 510 MB/s
Random 4k Read IOPS2 70,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write IOPS2 50,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS
Maximum IOPS3 85,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS

 Now you might say, oh the pretty numbers, when in fact, SSD is really really fast, I mean, boot Windows 7 in under 10 seconds, and boot Windows 8 in under 6, absolutly ridiculous… I have one in my HP Elite Book as a boot drive, and I can say that I will never go back. Also note that OCZ has a 5 year warranty, so you won’t have to worry about your SSD drive all that much. Here are the rest of the specifications.

Physical  
Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
NAND Components 2Xnm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface SATA III / 6Gbps (backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps)
Form Factor 2.5 Inch
NAND Controller Indilinx Everest 2
DRAM Cache Up to 1GB
Dimensions (L x W x H) 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3 mm

 

Reliability/Protection  
MTBF 2 million hours
Data Path Protection ECC corrects up to 128 random bits/1KB
Data Encryption 256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support

 

Environmental  
Power Consumption Idle: 1.3 W Active: 2.5 W
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Ambient Temperature 0°C ~ 55°C
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance 1500G

 

Compatibility  
Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.
Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System Windows XP 32-bit /64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit; Linux; Mac OS X

 

Additional Features  
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support), dynamic and static wear-leveling, background garbage collection, Indilinx nDurance 2.0 Technology to extend SSD lifespan
Other Performance Features Ndurance 2.0 Technology (Reduced Write Amplification without Compression, Advanced Multi-Level ECC, Adaptive NAND Flash Management)
Service & Support 5-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support

 

FINAL WORDS 

 

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