OCZVTX460-25SAT3-240G
$203
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
 $203 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2014.

 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,449 user samples
859 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 112GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 61% 164GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 956
5,590 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 126GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 116GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 259th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87.9 % +5% 84 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
400 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
445 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
401 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.6 MB/s 22.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.3 MB/s 85.3 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
444 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
355 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.2 MB/s 26.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
394 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
350 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
464 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
499 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+17%
425 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.7 MB/s 27.6 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
127 MB/s +2% 125 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
502 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
437 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.8 MB/s 39.4 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
469 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+15%
408 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,023,630 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
Value
Value For Money
48.1 % 68.2 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 61 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$203 $120 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
54 Months 48 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
336 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+8%
312 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
343 MB/s 347 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,154 Pts +4% 1,105 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
268 MB/s +5% 256 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
186 MB/s 218 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+17%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
215 MB/s 260 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
69.6 MB/s 131 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+88%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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The OCZ Vertex 460 replaces the Vertex 450. The main difference between the two is a change from Intel/Micron (IMFT) 20nm MLC NAND to Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND, a fitting move considering that Toshiba acquired OCZ shortly before the Vertex 460's release. Comparing the Vertex 460 and 450 shows that the two drives are broadly on a par in terms of performance. In terms of pricing the Vertex 460 is priced reasonably considering its age, I expect prices will drop rapidly as retailers build stocks of the relatively new drive. At current prices the 240GB Vertex 460 represents above average value for money but struggles to compete with its slightly more expensive sibling, the Vector 150. Comparing the 460 and 150 shows that Vector 150 leads in terms of effective speed by 10% but only costs 5% more than the 460. [Mar '14 SSDrivePro]

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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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