Average Bench: 88.5% (246th of 980)

Based on 661 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 11.4% 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 86.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 94MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB is 45%. 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 204MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 393MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 661 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 457 516
328 Write 452 500
226 Mixed 421 492
190 SusWrite 393 460
97.1% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 22.9 28.1
39.3 4K Write 86.6 131
12.4 4K Mixed 23.8 38.2
111% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 DQ Read 204 355
68.4 DQ Write 238 354
12.8 DQ Mixed 94 280
106% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 463 434 489 449 462 MB/s
Read 432
Write 475
Mixed 350
SusWrite 447
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 39.2
158% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 281
232% 332 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 422 473 431 439 461 MB/s
Read 438
Write 463
Mixed 346
SusWrite 449
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 39.3
156% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 273
224% 319 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 453 493 453 494 453 MB/s
Read 436
Write 492
Mixed 346
SusWrite 472
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 41.8
168% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 277
176% 192 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 404 303 394 341 370 MB/s
Read 311
Write 431
Mixed 339
SusWrite 365
82% 361 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 28.9
92% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 271
200% 268 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 324 382 339 379 345 MB/s
Read 250
Write 296
Mixed 235
SusWrite 340
64% 280 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 17.7
78% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 187
146% 202 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,409,630 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $1772 years
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Typical Vertex 460A 240GB Builds (Compare 4,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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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