Average Bench: 87.7% (234th of 964)

Based on 605 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 12.2% 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 75.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 44%. 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 22.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 605 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 465 516
344 Write 456 500
247 Mixed 435 492
247 SusWrite 400 458
98.9% 439 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 22.7 27.9
38.1 4K Write 85.6 131
12.2 4K Mixed 22.3 35.8
108% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 191 353
65.8 DQ Write 228 352
12.4 DQ Mixed 75.7 276
94.1% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
221GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 452 492 452 492 452 MB/s
Read 437
Write 486
Mixed 348
SusWrite 468
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 40.8
161% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 274
225% 320 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 428 404 421 387 419 MB/s
Read 394
Write 401
Mixed 300
SusWrite 398
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.3
141% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 281
231% 330 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 444 401 438 402 439 MB/s
Read 421
Write 440
Mixed 330
SusWrite 420
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 26.5
89% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 274
226% 323 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,691,032 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $1772 years
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Typical Vertex 460A 240GB Builds (Compare 3,828 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $827

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

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