OCZ is a renowned manufacturer of high performance memory-related products, including solid state drives. Ever since the company acquired Indilinx, a designer of SSD platforms and controllers, they converted most of their available products to Indilinx-based designs. This includes the newest Vertex 4, the flagship series which OCZ currently retails for performance enthusiasts. Although the initial release had some firmware problems, OCZ resolved those in their latest firmware upgrade (1.5). Today we will examine the performance of a Vertex 4 512GB drive flashed to the ver1.5 firmware and see how it compares to competition. 

OCZ is a renowned manufacturer of high performance memory-related products, including solid state drives. Ever since the company acquired Indilinx, a designer of SSD platforms and controllers, they converted most of their available products to Indilinx-based designs. This includes the newest Vertex 4, the flagship series which OCZ currently retails for performance enthusiasts. Although the initial release had some firmware problems, OCZ resolved those in their latest firmware upgrade (1.5). Today we will examine the performance of a Vertex 4 512GB drive flashed to the ver1.5 firmware and see how it compares to competition. 

Manufacturer features and specifications

Industry's highest IOPs performance up to 120,000

Incredible performance in workstation and heavy-duty environments with multiple data threads

 No compression-related performance limitations

Better performance with "real world" data streams of varying "compressibility" as well as fully incompressible data such as videos and multimedia files, encrypted data, archive files such as .ZIP files and software.

 Indilinx InfusedTM Everest 2 platform

Leading edge dual-ARM controller architecture enables faster performance like nothing else you've experienced.

Fast boot times and ultra-low latency

Boot up in as little as 9 seconds, and industry-low latencies of .04 reads and .02 writes enable superior multitasking and flawless performance

Industry-leading 5 year warranty

Backed by OCZ's renowned service for ultimate peace of mind.

Ndurance 2.0 Technology

Advanced suite of NAND Flash management to increase durability and reliability to expand the NAND's lifespan

 

  • Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Reads
  • Up to 85,000 Random Write IOPS
  • Up to 120,000 Maximum IOPS
  • Available in 64GB to 512GB Capacities
  • Access Latency as low as 0.02ms
  • Strong performance at lower queue depths