Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

OCZ Storage Solutions Announces the Vertex 460 SSD Series

OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new Vertex 460 SATA III SSD Series. As part of the renowned Vertex series, Vertex 460 continues the legacy by delivering an exceptional mainstream solution with advanced storage performance, reliability, and quality that meet the demands of today's client applications.

Evolving from the 20 nm-based Vertex 450, the new Vertex 460 uses the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 (BF3) M10 controller with state-of-the-art Toshiba 19 nm MLC NAND flash memory to deliver a superior, cost-effective solid state storage solution. With an emphasis on real-world performance across all capacities, Vertex 460 SSDs start fast and continue that way over time, excelling in write speeds without the use of synthetic software-based optimization.

The new series delivers excellent sustained and mixed-workload performance across the board whether the data is in compressed or uncompressed formats, as well as an accelerated and more responsive computing experience. Vertex 460 offers up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS, while featuring sustained 4K random write performance up to 23,000 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 that does not compromise performance. With a priority on reliability and flash-optimized endurance, Vertex 460 SSDs are rated to deliver 20 GB 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.

The Vertex 460 SSD Series is now available in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities with ultra-slim 7 mm alloy housing to support today's 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 quick and easy data transfer from legacy hard disk drives to high performance SSD storage.
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8 Comments on OCZ Storage Solutions Announces the Vertex 460 SSD Series

#1
ensabrenoir
truthfully...I was always leary of ocz drives...mainly due to horror stories and general negative image....now i'm actually curious enough to give one a try.
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Octavean
When a company buys another company like this (struggling company with products of questionable quality) I always wonder if the result will be the acquired company tanking the quality of the products made by the acquirer or if the quality of products made by the acquired company will improve due to the acquirer?

For now I think I'll stick with Samsung, Cruical and Intel.
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Dj-ElectriC
by: Octavean
When a company buys another company like this (struggling company with products of questionable quality) I always wonder if the result will be the acquired company tanking the quality of the products made by the acquirer or if the quality of products made by the acquired company will improve due to the acquirer?
Hope they will, Toshiba made some sick SSD's lately, crushing the world's strongest on charts.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
And Toshiba been around a hell long time making electronics so i bet they got some tricks up their sleeves. With the the take over they can make there own SSD's now.
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Octavean
by: ensabrenoir
truthfully...I was always leary of ocz drives...mainly due to horror stories and general negative image....now i'm actually curious enough to give one a try.
I've bought quite a few OCZ SSD units in the past:

Agility 60GB
Agility III 360GB
Octane 128GB
Vertex 2 120GB
Vertex Plus 240GB (2x)

Not one has given me any noteworthy problems. However, I have heard the horror stories as well and I am happy enough trying other companies. Right now my favored SSD is my 500GB Samsung 840 (TLC).
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arterius2
by: ensabrenoir
truthfully...I was always leary of ocz drives...mainly due to horror stories and general negative image....now i'm actually curious enough to give one a try.
the "horror" stories are mainly related to the batch of Sandforce 22xx controllers used in OCZ vertex 3 series that plagued not only OCZ, but other brands as well, such as Corsair, this wouldn't have much to do with OCZ if not for the fact that OCZ was a major distributor and hard at promoting their latest SF drives as the fastest in the world. (at the time). (and also able to keep these drives in stock so they sold large quantities as opposed to other brands). this issue was later fixed by several firmware updates.

http://hexus.net/tech/news/storage/30759-corsair-recalls-first-run-120gb-sandforce-powered-force-3-ssd/
by: hexus.net
Corsair recalls first-run 120GB SandForce-powered Force 3 SSD
Corsair's ongoing testing highlights that the 120GB version - CSSD-F120GB3-BK - fails to meet specification and therefore isn't stable enough to be sold with confidence.
Over the past several days, we have analyzed issues associated with the stability of our recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD (Corsair part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK). Our review has identified that a significant percentage of these drive do not operate to specification. The solution will require changes to both the SSD firmware and the hardware components of the SSD itself.
their latter-released drives, based off indilinx controller had no such issues whatsoever.
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Roph
by: arterius2
the "horror" stories are mainly related to the batch of Sandforce 22xx controllers used in OCZ vertex 3 series that plagued not only OCZ, but other brands as well, such as Corsair, this wouldn't have much to do with OCZ if not for the fact that OCZ was a major distributor and hard at promoting their latest SF drives as the fastest in the world. (at the time). (and also able to keep these drives in stock so they sold large quantities as opposed to other brands). this issue was later fixed by several firmware updates.

http://hexus.net/tech/news/storage/30759-corsair-recalls-first-run-120gb-sandforce-powered-force-3-ssd/


their latter-released drives, based off indilinx controller had no such issues whatsoever.
You're ignoring how OCZ have been caught using poor / discarded grade NAND in SSDs that is not fir for purpose, as a money saving / profit making tactic.
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#8
Baum
by: Roph
You're ignoring how OCZ have been caught using poor / discarded grade NAND in SSDs that is not fir for purpose, as a money saving / profit making tactic.
those "S" Stamped NAND's came from SpecTec, just a subsidiary of Micron Flash's, and just because someone used the Lasermarker wrong and marked "S" Logo on a Micron NAND they are not factory rejects only if proven to be slower....
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4256/the-ocz-vertex-3-review-120gb


for me ssd is this:

if it fails, and it got sapped, snap another one that's all you can do as even the intel ones die, backup backup backup!
day is saved
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