Average Bench: 86.8% (113th of 862)

Based on 414 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 13.2% 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 84.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 459MB/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 50.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 414 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 476 516
347 Write 459 500
283 Mixed 456 492
104% 464 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 22.4 27.9
37.1 4K Write 84.5 132
11.6 4K Mixed 20.6 29.4
105% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 DQ Read 173 346
57.5 DQ Write 210 349
12.4 DQ Mixed 50.6 80.8
77.4% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 498
Mixed 488
112% 499 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 28.8
124% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 76.1
128% 247 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 480
Mixed 484
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 15
120% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 17.5
30% 54.5 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 490
Mixed 470
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 17.6
64% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 73.8
103% 190 MB/s
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AmazonUS $176.7314 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $340

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

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