OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SATA 3 2.5-inch SSD - Details and Test Setup

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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

The Nitty Gritty:

We shall try to break this drive as far down as we can for you. The storage on the Vertex is made up of the TH58TEG7DDJBA4C chips (ABL Toggle mode 19nm MLC NAND) by Toshiba. 16 of these chips are contained in this drive and the chips consist of 16GB NAND. Also, the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller features an 8-channel array and can use 4-way interleaving on each memory channel, which is optimal in terms of performance. 




The SSD Testing Disclaimer:

Because of the wear-leveling algorithms used in SSDs, performance is actually pretty hard to nail down. It is for this reason also that drive performance can vary so much from one review to the next. Some sites go to extreme measures to show the maximum performance possible after they use utilities to restore the drive to pristine performance levels, but that isn't accurate in the real world. We've tried to get a balance of the pristine and the dirty drive here at BCCHardware and have used this drive extensively in our test systems both running Windows 8 x64. We feel that our results are as reproducible as possible, and while no software can accurately measure SSD performance in a perfectly fair fashion, we've done our best to keep the results accurate as possible. We've used synthetic benchmark tools such as AIDA64, Crystal DiskMark and others that are indicators of real-world performance.


Test Setup:

Test System


On the next page, we'll jump right into testing.