Summary: Flagship solid state drives from OCZ – Vertex 4 – underwent yet another spec modification caused by the release of the new firmware version 1.5. Therefore, we decided to retest the “updated” Vertex 4 SSDs and try to figure out the reasons behind the notorious performance drop after filling up more than half of the available space.
Conclusion: OCZ offers 5 years warranty with the Vertex 4, that’s two more years over Vertex 3. More importantly, however, is the fact that because OCZ owns Indilinx, any firmware updates can be issued as soon as problems are discovered in the real world. Gone are the days when the public had to wait for SandForce to discover bugs in their labs to write up a patch code which could then be certified and issued by SSD manufacturers such as OCZ.
OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB and 512 GB Solid State Drives Review
29 May 2012
Summary: About a month ago OCZ launched a completely new family of high-performance SSDs based around the proprietary Indilinx Everest 2 controller, and very recently they released new firmware version 1.4 for it, which was supposed to increase its speed even more. Will this make Vertex 4 the fastest consumer grade SSD with SATA 6 Gbps interface? Let’s find out!
Conclusion: The Indilinx Everest 2 controller is a real competitor to SandForce and Marvell, but for the everyday user, we see no compelling reasons to overlook the tried and trusted for something new and unproven.
Excerpt: The OCZ Vertex 4 is a fast SSD with a strong price/performance ratio. It also has 16GB more capacity than much of the competition. Unfortunately in our tests it was relatively slow when reading our collection of small files and folders. It also comes with only a three-year warranty. See all storage reviews .
Summary: In questi giorni ci è giunta notizia, inizialmente ufficiosa, poi confermata direttamente da OCZ, che i controller Everest ed Everest 2 utilizzati sulle linee di prodotti Octane, Petrol e Vertex 4 non sono effettivamente prodotti da OCZ come tutti pensavamo; si tratta, infatti, di controller prodotti da Marvell rimarchiati da OCZ e dotati di firmware sviluppato da Indilinx.