OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

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OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:46 am

It seems like only yesterday when OCZ debuted the original Vertex drive complete with then little known Indilinx engineered controller. Those drives flew off the shelves and helped put OCZ on the SSD map. For the fourth generation Vertex, Indilinx is back, this time proprietary to only OCZ and ready to take on all comers. Just how does it stack up with the likes of Intel and Samsung? Have a look to see what we found!

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So far, OCZ's decision to acquire Indilinx seems to be paying off as their proprietary controller now ranks, in our eyes at least, as one of the best you can buy while others are still leveraging third party controllers. Having control of the components has its advantages, positively impacting both cost and quality control - both of which are supremely important in this competitive marketplace. The Indilinx Everest 2 controlled drives are really going to give the other large players, namely SandForce, Marvell, Samsung and Intel serious competition and the incentive to step up their game...


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Re: OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

Postby Major_A » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:16 am

Help me understand something please. When you fire up CrystalDiskMark it defauts to incompressible data sets. I noticed you are running the 0 Fill option for compressible data. I know that incompressible data is stuff like movies and music. Whereas compressible data is like applications and such. So in layman's terms compressible data would be more like a Windows drive usage and incompressible data would be more like a storage drive usage?
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Re: OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

Postby FZ1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:11 pm

Major_A wrote:So in layman's terms compressible data would be more like a Windows drive usage and incompressible data would be more like a storage drive usage?

Well, it's not quite that black and white. In reality, just about all files will have some level of compressibility unless you are looking at already highly compressed files like ZIP, etc. Really, the SF drives only benefit in the writes department in terms of compression so their performance isn't linear in writes. Either way, users typically wouldn't "feel" a difference unless they were writing massive amounts of data at once and even then without a direct simultaneous comparison it's not perceptible. This type of operation is typically sequential vs random which is faster anyway. We move 5GB of data in tests and it's literally a few seconds difference in time.
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Re: OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

Postby gwolfman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:12 pm

The write speeds are amazing. It's my understanding that OCZ will address the slow read speeds in the next firmware release, which should put this SSH on top of the charts. :) Can't wait to see if they will deliver. Will/can you post a quick update when/if OCZ releases a firmware to address these concerns?
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Re: OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews

Postby FZ1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:40 pm

Sure.
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