OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Review (240GB) – Great Performance At An Awesome Price!


Crystal Disk Benchmark is visually straightforward, and is used for measuring the speeds at which your storage device reads and writes in both compressible (oFill/1Fill) and random, mostly incompressible, data. Random data is more consistent with everyday use of a computer, such as transferring videos, pictures and music. We run the benchmark twice, using oFill data first, and then proceeding to test with random data. Since results typically return with nearly identical scores, we only include the results for random data samples.

We can see that read and write scores are slightly decreased from ATTO, which is expected since we have changed the type of data that we are testing. Regardless, the results are still rather impressive! We  can also see here that the total capacity of the Vertex 460 is 224 GB. The raw capacity of this drive is 256GB, 16 storage modules that contain 16GB of storage each. The difference in capacity from raw storage to the capacity we are seeing here is due to space that is allotted specifically for firmware and over provisioning.


AS SSD Benchmark uses incompressible data to test your storage device, essentially providing results that would be consistent with using the heaviest workload, thus lower speeds are expected. Transfer speeds (MB/s) are seen in the first picture below and IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) are the second.

The Vertex 460, again, returns impressive results with sequential read and writes above 500MB/s, and it also returns a total score of 1066.

Another interesting feature of the AS SSD Benchmark is that it also can test sample durations and speeds of copying various files, all of which demonstrate exceptional file transfer speeds.

The results from the copy benchmark did come out a little bit lower than expected. Even though the Vertex 460 demonstrated excellent performance with ISO transfers, the performance for games and programs was a lower than expected.


Anvil Storage Utilities is essentially an all-in-one tool for all of your SSD benchmarking needs. Anvil can be used for basic consumer testing, as well as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests. It displays data regarding the SSD, and even about your system.

ASU demonstrates that the Vertex 460 SSD again reads and writes at great speeds, and generates an impressive 4444.57 total score.

January was quite eventful for OCZ; first finalizing their acquisition by Toshiba, going through a name change to OCZ Storage Solutions and even better yet, releasing their new Vertex 460 SSD. It is quite commendable to persevere through their acquisition, and still be able to produce a drive that is of high quality. Yes, that may be due to new partnerships and some additional assistance, but it is still impressive. OCZ VERTEX 460 SSD (240GB) OVERVIEW The OCZ Vertex 460 SSD is the newest OCZ drive to be released, and is great way to start off 2014. OCZ has specified that…

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A Star Performer!

The OCZ Storage Solutions Vertex 460 240GB SSD is excellent SSD, that comes with a great price point and impressive performance. The Vertex 460 is well deserving of the Technology X Gold Seal Award!

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