Average Bench: 86.6% (130th of 885)

Based on 456 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 13.3% 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 83.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 460MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 45.5%. 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 173MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 456 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 474 516
349 Write 460 500
249 Mixed 453 492
103% 462 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 22.4 27.9
36.6 4K Write 83.9 131
11.6 4K Mixed 20.6 29.3
105% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 DQ Read 173 347
59.4 DQ Write 212 349
12.1 DQ Mixed 50 80.7
77.4% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 484
Mixed 487
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 22.7
125% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 52.2
118% 242 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 489
Mixed 484
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 23
80% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 73.2
92% 159 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 479
Mixed 480
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 19.2
81% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 69.6
79% 125 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 479
Mixed 125
56% 245 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 18.9
82% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 2.4
27% 59.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $17717 months
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,157

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

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