OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SATA 3 2.5-inch SSD - Final Thoughts

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OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SATA 3 2.5-inch SSD
Features and Specifications
Details and Test Setup
Benchmarks, Begin!
Benchmarks Continued
Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts:

While testing this SSD drive I have come to conclusion that it is an all-around good drive. It performed well on most of the tests. I am not disappointed with the fact that some of OCZ’s claims weren’t reached in this test system, but they aren’t that far off either. I would most likely add one of OCZ’s drives to my machine in the future. I personally like the 240GB size as it allows for a little bit extra room after the operating system is installed. It is also worth mentioning that the drive supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

This drive is also fast for daily computing. I installed my main OS (Windows 7) on it and it loads very quickly. It may not be the fastest when it comes to benchmarks, but it is a good SSD for most users.

 

I will also note that the Acronis software bundled with this drive is a nice touch, especially for those of us who want to clone drives. It saves you from searching high and low for software to make the proper migration.

With a sticker price (currently) of ~$160, and with some rebates available, you can install this drive in your system for as little as $140 at this moment, and for this price, it's a great buy. In the end you get good performance at very good price point.

Pros:
  • 7mm low profile fits most laptops
  • Highly compatible
  • 3 year warranty
  • Bundled migration software
  • Desktop drive bracket

 

Cons:
  • Performed slightly less than the manufacturer claims
  • Price point is a little high

 

At the end of the day, this drive is pretty solid and at the price it is online at the moment, it's a great deal. Go get one - or two. We give this a solid 9/10 and it sneaks in to win our "Gold Wrench" award.

I'd like to thanks OCZ for sending this drive out for us to review. If you have any questions or comments about this review, please feel free to post them in the forum at the link below.