Average Bench: 85.9% (113th of 850)

Based on 331 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-VERTEX460A, OCZ-VERT EX460A

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]

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Very good average bench

The OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB averaged just 14.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 456MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 168MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 331 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 471 516
346 Write 456 499
267 Mixed 451 492
103% 459 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 22.4 27.9
37.6 4K Write 83.5 132
11.4 4K Mixed 20.5 29.5
104% 42.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 DQ Read 168 347
56.5 DQ Write 204 349
12.3 DQ Mixed 49.2 80.5
75.2% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 500
Mixed 490
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 27.6
118% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 73.4
116% 222 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 459
Write 431
Mixed 432
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 13.1
76% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 60.1
DQ Mixed 46
34% 43 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 316
Write 356
Mixed 228
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 13.9
87% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 17.3
28% 51.3 MB/s
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Motherboard: Intel DX58SO - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $962

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

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