|OCZ Vertex 460 Specifications|
|4KB Random Read||80K IOPS||85K IOPS||95K IOPS|
|4KB Random Read||90K IOPS||90K IOPS||90K IOPS|
|Steady-State 4KB Random Write||12K IOPS||21K IOPS||23K IOPS|
OCZ's BF3 M10 controller is a derivative of the original that features AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock targeted at the mainstream market. The Vertex 460 SSDs are rated to deliver 20GB of host writes per day for a 3-year warranty, and feature an advanced suite of flash management tools that analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear, heightening data integrity and drive life over the long term.
Compared to the flagship Vector 150 SSD, the Vertex 460 are almost te same, although the Barefoot 3 controller in the Vertex 460 (352MH) is slightly lower clocked than the one in Vector 150 (397MHz). Both drives also share the same NAND but each Vector 150 goes through more testing and validation cycles.
|OCZ's Barefoot 3 Based SSDs|
|Vector 150||Vertex 460||Vector||Vertex 450|
|Controller||Indilinx Barefoot 3|
|NAND||19nm Toshiba||19nm Toshiba||25nm IMFT||20nm IMFT|
|Endurance||50GB/day for 5 years||20GB/day for 3 years||20GB/day for 5 years||20GB/day for 3 years|
|Warranty||5 years||3 years||5 years||3 years|
The Vertex 460 SSD Series is now available in 120GB ($100), 240GB ($190), and 480GB ($360) capacities with slim 7mm alloy housing to support thin form-factor notebooks, and is bundled with $55 worth of accessories including a 3.5-inch desktop adapter and Acronis True Image cloning software to enable data transfer from legacy hard disk drives to SSD storage.
According to the first reviews for the drive that have appeared online, the Vertex 460 will perform close to the already fast Vector 150 and has been released as a replacement for the Vertex 450 series, although it does not seem to have any major advantage over drives from other manufacturers.