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 89.95 2.85
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 99.99 2.56
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 189.29 2.54
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 224.99 2.28
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 231.00 2.08
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 236.19 2.03
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.00 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 274.99 1.75
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 149.99 1.71
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 300.79 1.60
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 169.62 1.51
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 362.00 1.33
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 195.99 1.31
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 399.99 1.28
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 200.00 1.28
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 379.99 1.26
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 292.87 1.23
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 209.99 1.22
Transcend SSD720 TS512GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 451.05 1.14
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 535.00 1.12
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 269.00 1.12
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-512G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 469.99 1.09
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 237.77 1.08
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-512M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 768 512 5 480.00 1.07
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 486.89 1.05
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW600G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 600 3 575.00 1.04
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-360G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 349.99 1.03
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 595.00 1.01
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 264.31 0.97
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 302.89 0.85
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F480GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 599.00 0.80
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 599.99 0.80
Intel DC S3700 Series SSDSC2BA400G301 SATA 6 Gb/s 400 517.41 0.77
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 449.99 0.67
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 459.99 0.65
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 429.95 0.60
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 450.73 0.57
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 482.55 0.53
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 529.00 0.48
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 569.89 0.45
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.98 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 695.52 0.37
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-14 $529.00 +273.31
2014-12-13 $255.69 -7.90
2014-12-09 $263.59 -206.40
2014-11-30 $469.99 -59.01
2014-11-19 $529.00 +50.00
2014-11-18 $479.00 +87.38
2014-11-18 $391.62 +0.85
2014-11-18 $390.77 -88.23
2014-11-18 $479.00 +87.38
2014-11-17 $391.62 +0.84

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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