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About the club:
Thought I would start an Official Vertex 4 Owners Club. Post your benchmarks and questions here.

My name is Tony, i actually run the logistical side of the ocz forum and do some technical marketing for OCZ also...i will be dropping by to update you on FW etc and will help with minor issues and point you at a support rep if you have more serious issues.

I can not get into OCZ Vs XXX debates etc, I will just talk about OCZ drives and the Vtx4 here

How to join:
Post a pic of your drive and/or benchmark.

Download AS SSD Benchmark from here: (link)

Firmware: (link)

  • WARNING: For FW 1.3 users, this is a Destructive Flash, back up all data on SSD. Proceeding with this update will result in complete loss of data on the SSD.
  • Latest FW is 1.5
  • Updating the firmware from the toolbox is not supported when Windows is running off the drive you are trying to update.
  • Toolbox will not update a primary system drive (e.g. drive letter "C:"). You must run Windows from another drive and then update your SSD using Toolbox.
  • Bootable tools has been released. Covers Windows, Linux and MAC. Still destructive.

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Members list:
  1. moonmanas - 128 GB
  2. disgaea psp - ???GB
  3. mikami - 256 GB
  4. DB006 - 128 GB
  5. OcSlave - 128 GB
  6. 4ofUs - 128 GB
  7. Odel - 128 GB
  8. HadoKing -128 GB
  9. kpo6969 - 128 GB
  10. ThePaperRoute - 128 GB
  11. Scorpus-Dave - 128 GB
  12. antonis21 - 128 GB
  13. jameschisholm - 128 GB
  14. amd4200 - 128 GB
  15. Raiden911 - 256 GB
  16. gillotte - 128 GB
  17. Anthony20022 - 128 GB
  18. HmoobYaj87 - 256 GB
  19. bobthebigbat - 128 GB
  20. fastpcman12 - 128 GB
  21. bobthebigbat - 128 GB
  22. HmoobYaj87 - 256GB
  23. twisted-pc - 128 GB
  24. Moridin - 128 GB
  25. Slee-Stack - 256 GB
  26. geovas77 - 128 GB
  27. TaT3rs - 128 GB
  28. Mhill2029 - 2x256 GB Raid0
  29. crun - 128 GB
  30. Jackirwin - 256 GB
  31. johnko1 - 128 GB
  32. frankietown - 256 GB
  33. II AnDo II - 128 GB
  34. Qu1ckset - 128 GB
  35. truly - 128 GB
  36. labnjab - 256 GB
  37. UKiY - 128 GB
  38. MrTOOSHORT - 256 GB
  39. WUBBY - 256 GB
  40. carinae - 128 GB
  41. alex-tpc - 2x256 GB Raid0
  42. BigT - 2x128 GB Raid0
  43. Justinator - 256 GB
  44. tryceo - 128 GB
  45. Friction - 128 GB
  46. Sethy666 - 256 GB
  47. hotrod717 - 128 GB
  48. KaRLiToS - 256 GB
  49. pac0tac0 - 128 GB
  50. jdave420 - 128 GB
  51. ugotd8 - 2x128 GB Raid0
  52. rubers - 128 GB
  53. vhjc - 2x128 GB Raid0
  54. Mr357 - 256 GB
  55. sy573mx - 128 GB
  56. rexbinary - 128 GB
  57. zer0sum - 2x128 GB Raid0
  58. ginola - 2x128 GB Raid0
  59. onetreehill - 128 GB
  60. piton4ik - 256 GB
  61. spok50 - 256 GB
  62. pluhhmm - 128 GB
  63. kapilove77 - 128 GB
  64. darthspartan - 128GB
  65. charlie - 128 GB
  66. sadvertex4 - 256 GB
  67. nielkotze - 128 GB
  68. staryoshi - 256GB
  69. heimsgard - 128 GB
  70. luckyse7ens - 128 GB
  71. hydroplane - 256 GB
  72. Invincible20xx - 128 GB
  73. eskamobob1 - 2 x 512 GB
  74. ucode - 2 x 128GB RAID 0
  75. teh-hydr0id - 256 GB
  76. mme1122 - 128 GB
  77. matt406regal - 128 GB
 

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lol, you need to wait for me to make it official first
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don't worry, once more people join I'll change it for ya
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Just make a members list and put relavent info about the drive in the op such as updates, specs reviews etc. Like the other SSD clubs.
Oh and a signature too!
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Hey all, im looking into getting an SSD. Long story short, my brothers harddrive is starting to act up, and he has to many games/programs to really get an SSD, just not worth buying a 256 for his needs. Me on the other hand, don't really play THAT many games anymore, and would enjoy an SSD. I currently have 2 300GB Velociraptors in RAID0 that I will give my brother, and I am looking to pick up a Vertex 4. Thing is, im running a P6T Deluxe V2 (SATA II). I really don't care that I won't get amazing 500+ numbers as I will be limited to say 260-270 via my SATA II connection. My RAID0 setup pulls amazing numbers, which is why im not sure if I really want to give it up. I get a solid 230 average read in HDTune and I have them short stroked so I get 6.2 latency. Obviously this is nothing compared to a SSD with no latency at all, but has anyone used one of these on a SATA II that can speak to how much faster they are than my current setup. Granted I will be getting the SSD "for free", still hard to give up my V-Raps

Sorry, forgot to mention I am looking at the 128 gig version, not that it really matters...
 

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Originally Posted by 4ofus View Post

Here's my current benchmark. Going to upgrade to the new firmware shortly and compare the results.
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Those are almost exactly what I get on my 128 Vertex 4. I use it as a boot drive and have been very slow to tear things apart to upgrade. Frankly, as a boot drive it is doing far more read than write and the upgrade has far less effect on the read speed. I hate taking apart something that is working. Still, I'm sitting here thinking today might be the day to go for it. I will look for your results.
 

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Well I went ahead and did the upgrade. In spite of the fact that I had to remove the drive and put it into another computer, it was possibly the easiest upgrade I have ever done. It went so fast that I really doubted it worked, but after a shut down and reboot it reported 1.4 done. I used Acronis to backup and restore the drive since this is my boot drive. It restored and booted into windows without any problem. I waited to do this cause I read many comments from people who had problems doing this. In my case it went without any issue. I really think most of the people with problems are not using the Intel sata connection.

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Those are almost exactly what I get on my 128 Vertex 4. I use it as a boot drive and have been very slow to tear things apart to upgrade. Frankly, as a boot drive it is doing far more read than write and the upgrade has far less effect on the read speed. I hate taking apart something that is working. Still, I'm sitting here thinking today might be the day to go for it. I will look for your results.
Well, I'm having a bit of trouble getting the firmware updated. I tried putting it in my other PC to run the program but apparently there is an issue. That system has an old Abit IP35 board which recognizes the Vertex but doesn't work when I run the firmware update. The Toolbox downloads Everest then says something like 252 downloaded, then prompts me to reboot to finish the update. But when I reboot nothing happens.

Looked around the OCZ forums and found some similar threads. Getting kind of late tonight so I might try messing with it again tomorrow.
 

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Well, I'm having a bit of trouble getting the firmware updated. I tried putting it in my other PC to run the program but apparently there is an issue. That system has an old Abit IP35 board which recognizes the Vertex but doesn't work when I run the firmware update. The Toolbox downloads Everest then says something like 252 downloaded, then prompts me to reboot to finish the update. But when I reboot nothing happens.
Looked around the OCZ forums and found some similar threads. Getting kind of late tonight so I might try messing with it again tomorrow.
Ok, I have read many comments like this on forums which scared me off until now. I really think there are a few simple steps that will avoid these problems. I downloaded the toolbox, unzipped it and placed it on a memory stick. The boot drive in the second computer was set to sata 0 so I unhooked the drive on sata 1 and used that connection for the OCZ knowing that it would be an Intel sata port. I had already checked to make sure that the sata ports were AHCI and using the Microsoft driver (easy to check in system control panel). The computer was connected to the internet. I booted into windows and ran the toolbox from the memory stick. I clicked on upgrade firmware in in less then ten seconds it reported done. I then shut down and removed all power to the computer. I waited ten minutes and connected the power and rebooted. It reported 1.4. I removed the drive and replaced it in my primary computer. I booted from the Acronis recovery disc and restored my OCZ boot drive. Reboot and all was perfect.

I hope this helps.
 
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