OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Revisited: 128GB and New Firmware

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EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

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Just as in the SANDRA test, the 128GB Vertex 4 posted mixed scores compared to the other Vertex 4s; in the Average Transfer Rate test, it again delivered a relatively low write score but a read score that was slightly faster than its bigger brothers. All of the Vertex 4s lagged behind the field in that one.

The SandForce-equipped SSDs did well in the Burst Rate test, while the Vertex 4s competed in a second-tier bracket with the Crucial M4.

Looking at Access Time, all three Vertex 4s had nearly identical scores, and they trounced the competition. Only the read scores of three of the other drives were even in the same ballpark. The 128GB Vertex 4 in particular cleaned up in the CPU Usage test.

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