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/$)
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 124.29 2.06
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 239.99 2.00
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 244.99 1.96
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 264.29 1.94
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR480GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.99 1.85
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 139.99 1.83
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 142.95 1.79
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 284.29 1.69
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 153.99 1.66
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 292.49 1.64
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 295.00 1.63
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 159.95 1.60
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 305.00 1.57
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.00 1.50
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 179.45 1.43
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 369.99 1.38
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 269.99 1.33
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 204.99 1.25
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 385.40 1.25
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
Transcend SSD720 TS512GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 440.99 1.16
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-512G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 450.00 1.14
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 423.06 1.13
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT2-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 3 Gb/s 512 256 3 262.99 0.97
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 279.95 0.91
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2BAA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 296.99 0.86
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 349.99 0.86
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 319.99 0.80
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 324.95 0.79
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 397.97 0.75
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 379.95 0.67
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 379.99 0.67
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 392.55 0.65
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 399.98 0.64
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 399.98 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 422.70 0.61
Transcend SSD720 TS256GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 438.94 0.58
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 456.69 0.56
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 489.99 0.52
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 499.99 0.51
Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SV200S3/256G SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.95 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 673.99 0.38
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-22 $392.55 +43.06
2014-04-20 $349.49 -43.06
2014-04-07 $392.55 -7.44
2014-04-02 $399.99 +24.00
2014-04-01 $375.99 +82.00
2014-04-01 $293.99 -164.53
2014-03-30 $458.52 +7.89
2014-03-29 $450.63 +7.75
2014-03-29 $442.88 +7.62
2014-03-29 $435.26 +5.37

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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