OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G (256 GB)

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Item 8277: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB VTX4-25SAT3-256G
BrandOCZ
FamilyVertex 4
PartVTX4-25SAT3-256G
Size256 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerIndilinx Everest 2
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Warranty5 year
VTX4-25SAT3-256G Reviews26 (avg: 4.7/5)

As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex family, the Vertex 4 Series pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vertex 4 SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives. Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications. (ocztechnology.com)

  • Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Reads
  • Up to 85,000 Random Write IOPS
  • Up to 120,000 Maximum IOPS
  • Available in 64GB to 512GB Capacities
  • Access Latency as low as 0.02ms
  • Strong performance at lower queue depths
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 92.95 2.75
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 94.99 2.70
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 197.99 2.42
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 213.99 2.39
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 109.99 2.33
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 222.00 2.16
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 239.99 2.13
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 229.99 2.09
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 128.64 1.99
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 267.77 1.91
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 272.99 1.76
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW600G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 600 3 412.77 1.45
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 417.69 1.44
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 334.99 1.43
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 349.00 1.38
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 187.77 1.36
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 457.40 1.31
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 199.99 1.28
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 377.95 1.27
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 238.01 1.26
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 216.80 1.18
Transcend SSD720 TS512GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 436.00 1.17
Patriot Torqx PFZ256GS25SSDR Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 2 243.28 1.05
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 290.00 1.03
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-360G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 349.99 1.03
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 304.26 0.99
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 282.00 0.91
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 293.99 0.87
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 391.73 0.65
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 397.59 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+ 100E SVP100ES2/256G SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 3 418.31 0.61
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 466.73 0.55
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 482.55 0.53
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 569.89 0.45
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 599.99 0.43
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 759.95 0.34
Super Talent UltraDrive ME FTM56GX25H Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 1172.03 0.22

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-06-26 $397.59 -1.41
2015-06-25 $399.00 -50.89
2015-06-25 $449.89 -150.10
2015-06-22 $599.99 +130.00
2015-03-02 $469.99 +214.30
2015-02-26 $255.69 -214.30
2015-02-26 $469.99 +214.30
2015-02-25 $255.69 -214.30
2015-02-23 $469.99 +30.54
2015-02-13 $439.45 +10.45

Manufacturer's Specs

Performance
Sequential Read535 MB/s
Sequential Write380 MB/s
Random 4K Read90,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write85,000 IOPS
Maximum IOPS (512 byte Random Read)120,000 IOPS
Power
Idle1.3 W
Active2.5 W

OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-256G Reviews & Benchmarks

Hardware Secrets - OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Solid State Drive Review Silver Award - Nov. 12, 2012
hardCOREware - Vertex 4 Review - 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD - Aug. 26, 2012
OCAHOLIC - Review: OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB with Firmware 1.5 (5/5) - Aug. 24, 2012
X-bit labs - OCZ Vertex 4 128/256 GB and New Firmware 1.5 - July 31, 2012
Register Hardware - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD review (80/100) - July 26, 2012
Big Bruin - OCZ Technology Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Highly Recommended / Good Value - July 24, 2012
techPowerUp - OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Review (9.7/10) Editor's Choice - July 19, 2012
ThinkComputers - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review (10/10) Recommended Award - July 16, 2012
Overclockers Club - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Review OCC Gold - July 15, 2012
Guru3D - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD review with 1.5 firmware Recommended - July 11, 2012
Real World Labs - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD w/1.5 Performance Update Real Performance - July 9, 2012
Bjorn3D - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB (VTX4-25SAT3-256G) (9/10) Golden Bear Award - July 6, 2012
PureOverclock - OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Editors Choice - June 26, 2012
Benchmark Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 Solild State Drive (9.05/10) Golden Tachometer Award - June 12, 2012
X-bit labs - OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB and 512 GB Solid State Drives Review - May 29, 2012
Guru3D - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD revisited with FW 1.4RC review - May 7, 2012
The SSD Review - OCZ Vertex 4 SATA 3 SSD Review - Indilinx Infused and Game Changing Performance Results - April 4, 2012
OCAHOLIC - OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB with Indilinx Controller (5/5) - April 4, 2012
TweakTown - OCZ Technology Vertex 4 (Indilinx Everest 2) 256GB and 512GB SSD Review - April 4, 2012
Hardware Heaven - OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive 512GB / 256GB Review - April 4, 2012
Hot Hardware - OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused SSD - April 4, 2012
Tom's Hardware - OCZ Vertex 4 Review: A Flagship SSD Powered By...Indilinx? - April 4, 2012
AnandTech - OCZ Vertex 4 Review (256GB, 512GB) - April 4, 2012
Guru3D - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD review - April 4, 2012
Legit Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews - April 4, 2012

Other OCZ Vertex 4 Reviews & Benchmarks

TechREACTION - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB - Aug. 8, 2012
TweakTown - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive Review (with 1.4 R6 firmware) - May 8, 2012
KitGuru - OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review - April 4, 2012

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