OCZ Vertex4 128Gb SSD Review

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The Vertex line of SSDs are typically boxed in a black and metal gray colored box, and the Vertex 4 is no different. On the front of the box there is a large picture of the drive itself, along with a list of a few of the major features.

The back of the box has a marketing explanation of what the Vertex 4 is all about, and what it is capable of.

Once the box is opened, the first thing you see is the included 3.5″ to 2.5″ adapter wrapped in a plastic bag. The adapter has a heavy duty feel to it, and has the OCZ logo applied.

After removing the adapter plate and lifting the protective lid, you come to a pamphlet with installation and warranty information. Speaking of warranty, OCZ offers an industry leading five year warranty on the Vertex 4 SSD line.

Under the pamphlet, you will find the OCZ Vertex 4 wrapped in an anti-static bag.

The included accessories are pretty slim once you get past the adapter plate, there is no SATA data cable or 4-Pin to SATA power cable. OCZ does include a bag of screws for mounting the SSD, and their customary “My SSD is Faster Than Your HDD” sticker.

Below are some up close pictures of the Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, which show the large label attached to the bottom of the drive, the branding on the top, and the data cable and power connection points.

The Company Line

“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.

Mirroring real-world performance scenarios over a broad spectrum of consumer desktop and mobile applications, Vertex 4 SSDs are designed to provide a superior user experience and extreme performance over the other current solutions available on the market. With the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest 2 platform, Vertex 4 is optimized for consistent, high speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced performance like no other drive you’ve experienced.”

Features (As Provided by OCZ’s website)

Specifications (As Provided by OCZ’s Website)

Whew, that’s quite a list of features and specifications! Let’s see how all of this comes together during our testing.