Average Bench: 92.3% (288th of 1058)

Based on 1,051 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]

Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB averaged just 7.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 242MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 41.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 317MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 398MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,051 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 398 441
280 Write 428 486
235 Mixed 317 348
257 SusWrite 398 463
86.9% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 23.9 28
41.6 4K Write 89 128
22.7 4K Mixed 33.4 40.1
126% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.9 DQ Read 303 357
114 DQ Write 299 370
40.9 DQ Mixed 242 284
198% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 408 443 410 446 409 MB/s
Read 417
Write 441
Mixed 294
SusWrite 427
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 33.7
121% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 200
155% 214 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 408 446 409 445 412 MB/s
Read 414
Write 445
Mixed 332
SusWrite 428
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 33.1
117% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 206
158% 216 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 358 323 351 327 350 MB/s
Read 316
Write 345
Mixed 225
SusWrite 345
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 28.6
104% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 196
153% 213 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,247,471 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $1775 years
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,030

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

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