Since OCZ has bought Indilinx we the manufacturer presented - with the Octane - an entry level SSD which offers an attractive price point. With the Vertex 4 OCZ releases their new performance SSD, which is based on the latest Indilinx IDX400M00-BC Controller. This is reason enough for us to be curious about how this thing is going to perform in our benchmark parcours. In this review we're going to take a closer look at the 512 Gigabyte model which should offer maximum performance.
|Model||OCZ Vertex 4 512 Gigabyte|
|Memory||Synchronous NAND Flash|
|Technology||Intel 29 F32B08JCME3|
535 MB/s reading, up to 475 MB/s writing
up to 95'000 IOPS write
up to 85'000 IOPS read
|Accesstime (read)||< 0.1 ms|
Some readers might have noticed, that OCZ now provides a five year warranty plan with the Vertex 4. For the Vertex 3 and almost all other drives that are available at this time warranty is limited to three years. The reason for this can be found in the so called Ndurance 2.0 Technology, which is an umbrella term of which for example reduced write amplification is part of. At this point OCZ emphasizes that they achieved this without the use of any compression algorithms and therefore there will be no performance drops. Furhtermore there is also support for Advanced Multi-Level ECC, Adaptive NAND Flash Management, Redundant NAND Array Technology and 256 bit AES encryption.
|Page 1 - Introduction / Specs / Delivery||Page 8 - Sequential write ops|
|Page 2 - Impressions||Page 9 - Sequential read ops|
|Page 3 - How do we test?||Page 10 - Random write ops|
|Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s||Page 11 - Random read ops|
|Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s||Page 12 - Atto|
|Page 6 - Random write KByte/s||Page 13 - Conclusion|
|Page 7 - Random read KByte/s|