OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III 2.5" SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2012-10-15

The Vertex 4 SSD from OCZ no longer uses a SandForce processor, but an Indilinx Everest 2 one, meaning that we do not longer have a lot of space used for over-provisioning and we should not have performance drops when using incompressible data. OCZ have also fine-tuned the firmware so performance delivery is different after the drive has been filled over 50% of it's total storage capacity.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

In this review we will look upon a recent SSD model from OCZ, named Vertex 4; the product comes now with an Indilinx controller, opposed to the Sandforce on the Vertex 3. The packaging is similar to the one we have found on the previous revision, with a black and silver color scheme. On the frontal side we'll find a photo of the actual product, along some of its features and total capacity:



The back side arrives with a short product description and some serial numbers:




The SSD is further packed inside a protective internal enclosure, along with the rest of the bundle:




Inside the box, we will also find a SSD mount adapter, one Installation Guide, necessary screws and a sticker:




The OCZ case sticker comes with a funny message:




Inside the written guide, we will also find some extra info regarding the warranty (the leaflet is also multi-language):




The Vertex 4 SSD presents itself with a chassis from both plastic and metal and on the top we'll locate the usual product sticker:




The sides come with two mounting holes each:





Looking at the back of the SSD, we'll find the SATA charge/data ports:



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