Remember the OCZ Vertex 4? The 256GB model is less than $1/GB!

Subject: Storage | July 4, 2012 - 03:53 PM |
Tagged: Vertex 4, vertex, ocz, Indilinx, ssd

It has been a while since Allan first reviewed the Indilinx Everest 2 powered OCZ Vertex 4 so it seems like a good time to refresh your memory.  That is not just because newer firmware is increasing the performance of this drive but also because the 256GB model can be had for under $1/GB!   You can see the performance against over a dozen other SSDs of varying prices at TechSpot, where it might not hold the top spot for overall performance it fares very well when you consider the price to performance ratio.  That is not to say it is the least expensive drive available but it deserves to be in your list when you are considering a new SSD for your system.

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"Although SandForce controllers have powered much of OCZ's solid-state lineup, the company is shifting to its own solutions after purchasing Indilinx early last year. The "Octane" flash drives were the first to use the Indilinx Everest controller last holiday season and now that its SF-2281-based drives are over a year old, OCZ has begun phasing Everest into the rest of its offerings, including the Vertex series.

The Vertex 4 series is aimed at performance buffs, with initial Indilinx Everest 2 based models offering capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Performance is the name of the game here and OCZ doesn't disappoint."

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Source: TechSpot

July 4, 2012 | 08:49 PM - Posted by scajjr2

Went on the OCZ forum to check these out after getting some deals emails on these drives. They seem to be having a lot of the same issues the SF2281 based drives had. Think I'll stick with my Samsung 830's.


July 5, 2012 | 11:04 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

you sir are a liar. ocz vertex 4 is the best ssd on the market.

July 5, 2012 | 11:11 AM - Posted by josephjpeters (not verified)


V4 is the best around. Best consistent performance and a 5 year warranty.

July 5, 2012 | 07:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

My Vertex 4 works fine. I don't see any evidence of systematic problems on the forums. What are you talking about?

July 6, 2012 | 05:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I had problems with the SSD not being detected sometimes. But that was fixed in the 1.4 firmware update and it has been smooth sailing ever since.

I know the urge to try out the SSD is irresistible, but please first update the firmware before you install your OS on it, since it's a destructive update.

July 6, 2012 | 03:32 PM - Posted by Paul Braren (not verified)

Price can be as low as 74cents/GB for the slower/older Samsung 830 256GB, seen here:

Now just waiting for the Vertex 4 256GB to come down some more.
Or to go on sale somewhere, just missed the Jul 4th deal:

Just remember the Vertex 4 was $369 at release in May!

July 6, 2012 | 03:34 PM - Posted by Paul Braren (not verified)

All about the 1.4 firmware update, with video walk thru, here:

and unboxing here:

July 10, 2012 | 09:48 AM - Posted by Paul Braren (not verified)

Firmware 1.5 now released

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