Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm MLC.

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,991 user samples
427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 126GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 124GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 873
9,564 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 142GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.8 % +4% 83.7 % -4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s -5% 499 MB/s +5%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
460 MB/s +4% 443 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.4 MB/s -14% 25.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
75.2 MB/s -12%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
456 MB/s -1% 460 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.6 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
12.8 MB/s -61%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s -2% 527 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
500 MB/s -2% 508 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.9 MB/s -15% 32 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s Faster peak random write.
113 MB/s -17%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
492 MB/s -4% 511 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
14.2 MB/s -107%
Market Share
Based on 4,776,024 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % -3,900% 0.4 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
52.7 % -29% 68 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -12% 67 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$177 -32% $120 Much cheaper.
37 Months -14% 32 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
347 MB/s -2% 354 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
349 MB/s +1% 347 MB/s -1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1184 Pts +0% 1,184 Pts -0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
80.7 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
62.5 MB/s -29%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
174 MB/s -16% 201 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s -8% 226 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.4 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
20.6 MB/s -145%
240GB 240GB

The OCZ Vertex 460A is basically a tweaked re-release of last years Vertex 460. The two drives share the same controller and the same basic NAND, although the 460A apparently uses a newer version of Toshiba's 19nm MLC. Unsurprisingly there is little difference in performance between the 460 and 460A. In absolute terms, with peak sequential read/write speeds of 516/500 MBps and peak 4K random read/write speeds of 25/120 MB/s the 460A does have a rock solid performance profile but OCZ cannot afford to re-release 12 month old technology, at least not of they want to continue to compete with the likes of Samsung, SanDisk and Crucial who are continuously innovating. Overall the 240GB 460A still sits amongst the top handful of drives both in terms of outright performance and value for money[Jan '15 SSDrivePro]


The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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