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OCZ Vertex 460 VTX460-25SAT3-120G 120GB 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive
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- Proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller technology delivers superior performance and endurance, combined with the latest generation 19nm flash as OCZ's most cost-effective SSD upgrade option
- Advanced suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term
- Designed for ultimate reliability at an excellent value with in-house technology and high quality components
- Putting emphasis on client workload endurance, rated at 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years
- Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data,. ZIP files and software
- Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software to easily transfer data from your old hard drive
- Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the ultra-thin notebooks
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Vertex 460 - SATA 3 2.5' SSD
Combining OCZ’s controller design with the latest generation of flash, Vertex 460 keeps your computing experience ahead of the game, delivering the performance, productivity, and energy efficiency your system is craving. Say goodbye to lag and get a computing experience worthy of your time.
Performance should LAST
Fresh-out-of-the-box, every SSD is fast. Due to the nature of NAND flash, SSDs get “dirty” over time and the fast performance you once loved is destined to degrade. Vertex 460 is not afraid to play dirty and continues to lead in performance while others drop significantly.
'When we strapped the Vertex to our test bench, we saw results that were consistently impressive. In every test, the Vertex 460 was very close to the fastest drives in its class. Overall, there were no weak points whatsoever in its performance.' - Maximum PC
OCZ SSDs offer industry-leading low latency, enabling faster access to data and a more responsive computer. Optimize an old notebook or maximize a modern PC.
It’s through cutting-edge technology that OCZ has set itself apart from the rest. Our secret sauce is in our advanced suite of flash management.
With innovative storage features, OCZ promises to change your computing expectations and live up to the hype of using an SSD.
Worried about the lifespan of flash memory? OCZ increases durability and maximizes the life expectancy of the flash in each SSD.
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OCZ SSDs deliver lasting performance and reliability long after the initial ‘fresh-out-of-the-box’ experience.
OCZ Vertex 460 Series 2.5" SATA III SSD 120G. Max Read: Up to 530 MB/s, Max Write: Up to 420 MB/s, Maximum 4KB Random Write 90,000 IOPS, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, 3 Year warranty
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Sequential Read MB/s: OCZ 507 Samsung 542 = 7% in favor of Samsung
Sequential Write MB/s: OCZ 501 Samsung 258 = 94% in favor of OCZ
Random Read IOPS: OCZ 51,678 Samsung 42,921 = 20% in favor of OCZ
Random Write IOPS: OCZ 33,742 Samsung 37,981 = 13% in favor of Samsung
Comparison to Toshiba 500 GB hard disk below so that you can see how much faster SSDs are than standard hard drives:
Sequential Read MB/s: OCZ 507 Toshiba HD 47 = OCZ 10.8 times faster
Sequential Write MB/s: OCZ 501 Toshiba HD 66 = OCZ 7.6 times faster
Random Read IOPS: OCZ 51,678 Toshiba 515 = OCZ 100 times faster
Random Write IOPS: OCZ 33,742 Toshiba 318 = OCZ 106 times faster
Generally speaking, a SSD is 10 times faster than a conventional hard drive for sequential read/write and 100 times faster for random read/write IOPS.
I built a system in July 2013 and bought a Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD which has worked quite well, except that it has never quite felt as fast as I thought it should be. I use Samsung's TRIM utility regularly. I received this OCZ 240 GB SSD a few days ago. I also bought an OCZ SSD several months ago and it is running in a second desktop computer with Windows 8 and has worked quite well. I decided to first clone the Samsung SSD to a 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor 250 first just so I could put it through a thorough disk defragmention so that the data would be compacted. Some cloning software allows defragmentation on the fly, but I wasn't sure the free download of Acronis True Image would do that. But that brings up another topic.
I already had the 2010 version of Acronis True Image on my computer. The free 2013 downloaded version insisted I had to remove my 2010 version. Afterwards I learned this free download from OCZ is not a full version of True Image. It would not allow me to clone my Samsung SSD to a regular hard drive, even though it went through all the steps. I am sure if you are just cloning a laptop hard drive, this limited version will work. By the way, clean up your old hard drive and defragment it before cloning it to a SSD. So I finally downloaded a free trial version of 2014 Acronis True Image only to learn the cloning function is disabled. I finally found some wonderful free cloning software called Macrium Reflect that supports the GPT boot technique verses the old MBR style. So when you format your SSD, choose GPT instead of MBR assuming your hardware supports GPT. This free Reflect utility from Macrium is far superior to Acronis True Image in my opinion - and I do a lot of cloning. Of course, all it does is clone disks, but that's all I wanted.
So I was finally able to clone my disk to a regular high speed hard drive and it worked perfectly. I updated Windows and used CCleaner (also free) to clean the registry and get rid of all the junky internet files. Afterwards run the Windows utility called Disk Cleanup and select Clean Up System Files. CCleaner doesn't clean up everything and vice versa. I downloaded my favorite all time free defragmenter software called PowerDefragmenter along with the required companion utility called Contig. I set it for triple pass to really get all the files into single contiguous files. A lot of the other defragmenters only do this partially and are perfectly content with two or three fragments and call it done.
Next I cloned my WD VelociRaptor disk image to this OCZ SSD and it worked perfectly first time. My boot time is dramatically faster than it was with the Samsung SSD. I think it may possibly be because of my intermediate step of cloning to the regular hard drive and defragmenting before loading onto the OCZ, but I can't be sure of that. Personally, I believe the OCZ SSD is just a lot faster. I used Samsung's Magician SSD performance utility to measure the difference in the table above, so it is accurate. Be sure to download the OCZ Toolbox so you can manually run TRIM periodically. I forgot to measure the exact boot time with the Samsung SSD, but I did check it with my WD VelociRaptor hard drive. It took 2 minutes and 20 seconds for the VelociRaptor to fully boot to a useable state. It only takes 37 seconds with the OCZ SSD to the exact same point. That is 3.8 times faster. I know the Samsung SSD was taking well over a minute with the exact same data configuration (exact clone except for defragmenting). The OCZ boots up in about half the time of the Samsung SSD. About half my boot time is going through my MSI motherboard POST cycle. The Samsung SSD was never this fast and I installed Windows 7 from scratch. Both the OCZ and Samsung SSDs hit the limit of 7.9 on Window's Experience Index. They are both really fast, but right now, I can honestly say my OCZ setup is running much faster than the Samsung SSD. I don't know how much to attribute to my intermediate step to defragment the files before cloning it to OCZ. Anyway, I'm not changing back. It's a lot faster and I'm quitting while I'm ahead. The machined aluminum OCZ SSD housing is much heavier than the plastic Samsung SSD. It must weight 4 or 5 times as much as the Samsung SSD.
It took me a lot of hours to do all this (mostly the defragment time), but I'm extremely pleased to have a very fast system now - fastest I've ever had. I spend a lot of money on high performance computer systems. I am using an AMD FX 4350 Unlocked Quad Core Processor 4.2 4 FD4350FRHKBOX, Black Edition running at 4.6 GHz. My next system will be the newly released Intel i7. And now that Toshiba bought OCZ, I am now confident OCZ is here to stay with solid financial backing. The next SSD I purchase will be another OCZ SSD. I received this OCZ SSD free, but I bought the Samsung and my other OCZ SSD. And it isn't entirely free. It takes a lot of time to evaluate products and I do it as accurately as I know how - no fluff from me. The cards fall where they may.
Purchased on July 25th and was amazed when Amazon had it delivered on Sunday the 27th using the free shipping. I installed it the next day and was happy with how easy it was to installed using the included software (downloaded from OCZ web site). Took about 2 hours to clone my old hard drive and get the SSD up and running. Was very happy with the increase in speed that my PC showed. The Windows 7 performance rating went from 5.4 on my WD Black hard drive to 7.9 with the OCZ SSD.
One week later, 8/5, the SSD began showing read errors. Ran chkdsk and it found a couple of dozen corrupted files. Chkdsk would not finish it's process, kept hanging up on "verifying Usn Journal". After running it several times and getting hung up at the same point, the SSD would no long boot, said data was corrupted.
To make a long story short, I ended up re-formating the SSD and reloading everything from a backup. This time I kept a cloned copy of the SSD on my old hard drive. SSD worked well for another 2-3 days and then did it again, showing read errors. Ran chkdsk and had same problems as before. However, this time the PC crashed and would not boot to the SSD. Booted to my old hard drive and tried to format the SSD again, but it wouldn't even format. After waiting an hour or so for it to format, I had to reboot. After that, the PC could no longer even find the SSD. Tried everything I could think of, swapped cables and power feeds, but it was completely dead.
At that point I said the "he__" with it and packed it up and started the return process on Amazon. I was really pleased with how easy that was. Went to the order on their website, hit the return button, printed a pre-paid shipping label and dropped it off at the UPS store the next day. Had my refund 2 days later, before the package even arrived back at Amazon.
I was very happy with Amazon on both ends of this deal, but, the OCZ drive sucks. Because I couldn't format it, I don't know what data may still be on the drive. Spent the last 2 days changing all of my passwords.
Jan. 23, 2017 - Well today it died. Not only that the laptop sat for a year, so the drive had about 1 year of normal to lite use. I've bought this OCZt then moved to the SanDisk Extreme II's. I've worked with over 2 dozen SanDisks and none have had issues.