OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Series Announced

Toshiba took control of OCZ and announced the new Vertex 460 Series SSDs.

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After being taken over by Toshiba, the new subsidy, OCZ Storage Solution, has announced the launch of the new series of SSDs, the OCZ Vertex 460 series. These SSDs will be SATA III and built according to the press release for sustained performance to the mainstream SSD user. The OCZ Vertex 460 series will use OCZ’s proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller in conjunction with Toshiba’s 19 nm MLC NAND flash memory. Claiming that the new series doesn’t need any “synthetic software-based optimization” the OCZ Vertex 460 series will have about these speeds.

OCZ Vertex 460 Series Speeds

  • Up to 545 MB/s Sequential reads
  • Up to 525 MB/s Sequential writes
  • Up to 95,000 4K random read IOPS
  • Up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS
  • Up to 23,000 sustained 4K random write IOPS
OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD

OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD

Other features of the OCZ Vertex 460 series will be AES-256 encryption, power optimized clock, 3 year warranty, and new flash management tools keeping the series in good shape by the ability to “analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear, heightening data integrity and drive life over the long term.” Storage capacities for the Vertex 460 series will be 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB housed inside a 7 mm think case that comes with a 3.5″ adapter and Acronis True Image cloning software that OCZ puts a value of about $50 worth.

Pricing of the OCZ Vertex 460 series will be as follows per PC Perspective.

  • 120 GB – $100 (about $0.83/GB)
  • 240 GB – $190 (about $0.79/GB)
  • 480 GB – $360 (about $0.75/GB)

Here is specifications and comparison charts thanks to PC Perspective.

OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD Comparison

OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD Comparison

OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD Specs

OCZ Vertex 460 Series SSD Specs


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