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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Firmware 1.4.1.5 Testing - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

It became clean in our initial test that the Vertex 4 would have to work for the crown. Kings aren't made overnight so OCZ plotted a course to the title and are working to pick off the competition one by one.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 3, 2012 11:12 am
Manufacturer: OCZ

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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We were told the new 1.4.1.5 firmware should increase sequential write speed and in some of our tests that was true. The single command performance, or 1 queue depth request still delivers around 300 to 310MB/s. We'll look at the multi-request reads a little later on.

 

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The sequential write speed increased at peak and on average in this test across the disk. The annoying dip in speed right around the 70% mark is still present, but the 256GB drive goes back to full speed right away. In our testing with the 128GB Vertex 4 there is a loss of performance just after the dip, the larger drives do not suffer from the issue.

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