Specifications, Pricing and Availability
OCZ has yet to update their specs list on the webpage so we did it for them this round. The old and new performance claims are at the top of the chart while the data that stayed the same is located at the bottom. The Vertex 4 family is about IOPS performance. IOPS is a tricky thing when it comes to consumer SSDs, it doesn't always show up in benchmark results that heavily favor sequential performance.
OCZ has made another change to the specification list that we just noticed. Upon release the 128GB model was the smallest offered, at least publicly, but now we see a 64GB Vertex 4 listed. Other capacity sizes include 256GB and a massive 512GB size. We suspect at some point OCZ will release a 1TB Vertex 4, Computex perhaps? Let's hope so!
At the time of writing Newegg lists the Vertex 3 128GB model at $149.99. This is a little higher than what the Vertex 3 120GB is listed at, but still a very good price for a 128GB SSD. This summer we will continue to see SSD prices decline as new IMFT third generation 25nm flash is producing very good yields we hear.
When it comes to accessories and add-on goodies, OCZ includes their standard desktop adapter bracket, installation screws, quick install guide and a sticker that proclaims that your SSD is faster than a HDD. At some point we would like to see OCZ change that to My SSD is faster than your SSD or maybe even your HDD RAID array. All of these accessories are the same as those distributed with the Vertex 3. The Vertex 4 does have a new addition in the add-on category though, an industry leading five year warranty.