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OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-256G

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  • Sequential Reads Up to 550 MB/s
  • Sequential Writes Up to 465 MB/s
  • Random 4k Read IOPS 90K IOPS
  • Random 4k Write IOPS 85K IOPS
  • Maximum IOPS 120K IOPS
  • Up to 535 MB/s Sequential Reads
  • Up to 95,000 Random Write IOPS
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Product Description

OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-256G

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As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex SSD 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.

Veretx 4
The OCZ Vertex 4 2.5-inch SSD (view larger).
At a Glance
256 GB Vertex 4 SATA III 2.5-Inch SSD
At a Glance
  • Up to 560 MB/s sequential reads and 510 MB/s of sequential writes

  • Up to 90,000 random read IOPS and 85,000 random write IOPS

  • Up to 120,000 maximum IOPS

  • Access latency as low as 0.02ms

  • Strong performance at lower queue depths

  • Compatible with Windows-, Mac- and Linux-based systems

  • Backed by 5-year limited warranty
At a Glance

Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications. This model of the 2.5-inch Vertex 4 SSD (VTX4-25SAT3-256G) offers 256 GB of storage capacity, a 510 MB/s maximum sequential write speed, and 120,000 IOPS maximum I/O performance. It's backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

Excelling in Performance, No Matter the File Type

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 consistently 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.

 

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Key Features

Industry's Highest IOPs

You'll get incredible performance in workstation and heavy-duty environments with multiple data threads and performance up to 120,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second, pronounced eye-ops).


compression
No Compression-Related Performance Limitations

Better performance with "real world" data streams of varying "compressibility" as well as fully incompressible data such as videos and multimedia files, encrypted data, archive files such as .ZIP files, and software.


indilinx
Indilinx Infused Everest 2 Platform

Its leading-edge, dual-ARM controller architecture enables faster performance like nothing else you've experienced.


latency
Fast Boot Times and Ultra-Low Latency

Boot up in as little as 9 seconds, and industry-low latencies of .04 reads and .02 writes enable superior multitasking and flawless performance.


ndurance
Ndurance 2.0 Technology

Advanced suite of NAND Flash management to increase durability and reliability to expand the NAND's lifespan.


warranty
Industry-Leading Warranty

Limited 5 year warranty backed by OCZ's renowned service (with toll-free tech support and 24-hour online forum support) for ultimate peace of mind.



Which OCZ Vertex 4 SSD is Right for You?

  VTX4-25SAT3-64G VTX4-25SAT3-128G VTX4-25SAT3-256G VTX-25SAT3-512G
Performance
Capacity 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Sequential Reads 460 MB/s 560 MB/s 560 MB/s 560 MB/s
Sequential Writes 220 MB/s 430 MB/s 510 MB/s 510 MB/s
Random 4k Read IOPS 70,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write IOPS 50,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS
Maximum IOPS 85,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS 120,000 IOPS
Physical
NAND Components 2Xnm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface SATA III / 6 Gbps
(backwards compatible with SATA II / 3 Gbps)
Form Factor 2.5-inch
NAND Controller Indilinx Everest 2
DRAM Cache Up to 1 GB
Dimensions 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
Weight 83g

More Specifications

OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB Comparison
Designed with a superior user experience
and extreme performance (view larger).
Reliability/Protection
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 2 million hours
  • Data Path Protection: ECC corrects up to 128 random bits/1KB
  • Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Compatibility
  • Serial ATA (SATA): Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization (Serial ATA Revision 3.0) and ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit /64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit; Linux; Mac OS X
Additional Features
  • Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support), dynamic and static wear-leveling, background garbage collection, Indilinx nDurance 2.0 Technology to extend SSD lifespan
  • Other Performance Features: Ndurance 2.0 Technology (reduced write amplification without compression, advanced multi-level ECC, adaptive NAND flash management)
  • Service & Support: 5-year warranty, toll-free tech support, 24 hour forum support

The SSD Advantage

Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.

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Greater Durability

Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards, shock resistant up to 1500g. Hard disk drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.

Faster Performance

SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot-ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read/ write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.

Less Power Consumption, Silent Operation, and Lightweight

SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard disk drives--less than 2W versus 6W for an HDD--delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment. With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment. And SSDs won't weigh down your laptop, netbook, or tablet PC when you're on the go.

cooler
SSDs run much cooler than hard disk drives...
quieter
...and much quieter, too.

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