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OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Initial Review - Vertex Returns to its Indilinx Roots (Firmware Progression Testing)

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Yapt v0.3

 

Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though, as the benchmark is quite useful.  It creates a test file of about 100 MB in size and runs both random and sequential read and write tests with it while changing the data I/O size in the process.  The results are a good look at overall drive performance.

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With Yapt we saw better results for sequential than for random despite the fact that this is very large block random access taking place (which appears more sequential to an SSD). Given the sequential read issues we saw previously, I would have expected the opposite, but something about the Vertex 4 firmware in its current state of tune is not meshing well with this particular benchmark. There are clear differences between the two, yet in Sequential Writes you can see a clear dip at the 2MB block size that is exactly mirrored across both firmwares.

 

April 4, 2012 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

What I take away the most from this review is how impressive the Samsung 830 series really is. I cannot think of a better SSD to recommend than the Samsung drives.

April 4, 2012 | 07:46 PM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

Also, could you please include the Crucial M4 if possible in future reviews? It could at least represent the Marvell controller against the Sandforce and Indilinx, which would be great. I'll stop spamming the comments now!

April 10, 2012 | 12:50 PM - Posted by mark (not verified)

2nd this request especially since these are down to just over a buck a gig for the 512's.
Thanks

June 29, 2012 | 02:52 PM - Posted by Allen (not verified)

3rd this

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