Average Bench: 86.6% (162nd of 921)

Based on 480 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 83.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 459MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 45.6%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 480 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 474 516
348 Write 459 500
249 Mixed 452 492
103% 462 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 22.4 27.9
37 4K Write 83.8 131
11.6 4K Mixed 20.5 29.3
105% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 DQ Read 175 348
60.8 DQ Write 214 349
12.4 DQ Mixed 50.4 80.7
78.1% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 494
Mixed 486
111% 497 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 24.4
103% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 74.8
92% 163 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 458
Mixed 465
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 15.2
77% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 17.3
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 14.4
33% 62.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $17719 months
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,102

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

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