Average Bench: 90% (252nd of 996)

Based on 710 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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Excellent average bench

The OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB averaged just 9.9% 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 116MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 44.3%. 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 221MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 398MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 710 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 452 516
322 Write 452 499
237 Mixed 410 492
232 SusWrite 398 465
96.5% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 23.1 28.2
41.2 4K Write 88.7 132
12.8 4K Mixed 25.4 39.4
115% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 DQ Read 221 356
71.5 DQ Write 252 364
13.3 DQ Mixed 116 281
121% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 444 483 447 487 447 MB/s
Read 440
Write 485
Mixed 346
SusWrite 464
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 37.3
140% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 286
236% 336 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 245 238 260 263 255 MB/s
Read 295
Write 307
Mixed 262
SusWrite 252
63% 279 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 27.1
94% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 181
140% 191 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,722,657 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $1772 years
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Typical Vertex 460A 240GB Builds (Compare 5,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $901

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

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