OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Benchmark on Linux

Just got one of these OCZ Vertext 4 SSDs to replace an Agility model which was pretty amazing. The write speed is advertised as slower but more consistent with different kinds of data. bonnie++ run:

Note you should update the firmware on this drive before using it, they doubled the write speed on some models recently. I installed version 1.4RC before formatting the drive. You can get it here: http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_Vertex_4/ The only bad part is they don't have an updater for Linux or iOS, I had to use a friends windows box to run it.

Version  1.96       ------Sequential Output------ --Sequential Input- --Random-
Concurrency   1     -Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
Machine        Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP /sec %CP
lwhLT        32008M  1197  99 409495  35 192164  24  5096  99 525269 33 +++++ +++
Latency             11844us     168ms     682ms    5126us    4138us 4739us
Version  1.96       ------Sequential Create------ --------Random Create--------
lwhLT               -Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
16 30326  50 +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++
Latency               109us     439us     382us      75us 20us     115us

If you have never used an SSD I would look for a cheap SF-2281 or Indilinx 60-64GB they can be found for $50-70 now. Assuming you aren't lacking in RAM or have a five year old CPU, its the single biggest noticable upgrade you can make to a computer. A browser loading in a split second becomes the new normal. Copying an 8GB virtual machine image? Don't go get a coffee, its done in 20 seconds.