OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Reviewccokeman - July 15, 2012
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IOMeter is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998. Since then, it has seen widespread use within the industry.
The Vertex 4 shows excellent performance in this series of tests save for the CPU utilization tests, where it used more CPU cycles to deliver the higher performance. When testing the Vertex 4 using a 4K aligned workload I was able to reach almost the rated spec of 90,000 IOPS and over the rated maximum of 120,000 IOPs in the maximum IOPs testing. Both numbers are pretty significant for a drive that currently retails for $220. In the Total I/O and Total MB/s tests the Vertex 4 delivers best in class performance.