Power Consumption: 128 KB Sequential (Windows 7/Mac OS X)
128 KB Sequential Read
On both our PC and Mac, the 256 GB and 512 GB Vertex 4s consume less power than the 256 GB Samsung 830 and Crucial m4 in sequential reads. Compared to the Vertex 3, however, OCZ's newest SSD uses slightly more power.
128 KB Sequential Write
SandForce-based SSDs usually smoke the competition when it comes to overall write efficiency. For example, the Vertex 3 is able to process, compress, and write data using only 2 W. Compare that to the 256 GB Crucial m4, which requires 3.5 W to achieve 50% of the performance. Samsung's 830 is even more inefficient, drawing up to 5 W and topping out at 75% of the SSD 520's speed.
In comparison, the Vertex 4 consumes more power than the Crucial m4, but less than the Samsung 830. Interestingly, these new drives consume about as much power as the Vertex 3 handling incompressible data.
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Octane was not a special and unique snowflake; Indeed, someone else's fingerprints were all over it. Vertex4 is certainly unique, but I fully expect the next round of drive launches using Marvell products to look like the V4, but possibly with some more balance.Reply
Seems to good to be true.Reply
We'll see how they are once they've been out in the open for 6 months when problems will/will not flare up.
As Billy said only time will tell. These preliminary tests are great and pricing is better but still SSD are expensive...we need to get to cents not dollars per GB. Anyway good start OCZ...now the only thing you need is your own NANDs...perhaps in few yearsReply
This is a great step and makes financial sense for OCZ to come to market with a competitive product and possibly undercut all the others. Its a no brainer im my world. Force Samsung to sell units with less profit marginsReply
it'll be interesting to see how reliable these drives are and what their failure rate is going to be. OCZ's vertex 2 and 3 drives were horribly unreliable - in my experience 50% failure/DOA rate, my local shop said they see about 10% of them returned due to failure (and that's just within their 2 week return window alone).Reply
sorry OCZ, you've lost my business this time around. i've since replaced all my remaining OCZ SSD's with crucial m4's, they may not quite perform as well as your latest offerings but in my experience reliability > performance.
When I built Son No.2 's box, we installed the Seagate Barracuda XT on Friday and measured boot times at 21.2 seconds to the Password entry screen. The Vertex 3 arrived on Monday and after installing that, we measured boot times at 15.6 seconds. Not commenting on the actual times as differences in hardware as well as testing parameters could push it in any direction, but what I will comment on is the HD choice for this test.Reply
My testing showed it took 36% extra time to boot off the HD instead of the HD. This test has it taking 226 % longer. If we're gonna test the best SSD's, I'd sure like to see a best in class HD added to the comparisons.
Brandenit'll be interesting to see how reliable these drives are and what their failure rate is going to be. OCZ's vertex 2 and 3 drives were horribly unreliable - in my experience 50% failure/DOA rate, my local shop said they see about 10% of them returned due to failure (and that's just within their 2 week return window alone).sorry OCZ, you've lost my business this time around. i've since replaced all my remaining OCZ SSD's with crucial m4's, they may not quite perform as well as your latest offerings but in my experience reliability > performance.It's interesting because so many people have talked about how unreliable they are, but in my personal experience (a small sample size, granted) I've been very pleased with both the Vertex 2's performance and reliability and the Agility 3's. Maybe I'm just lucky.Reply
all I read was: support for 2TB... *drooling*Reply
Price for 2TB SSD?
*not drooling anymore*
Hmmm. Basically OCZ decided "Indilinx too slow! sod it, stick 1GB buffer in there!"Reply