The last time we took a look at a full SSD I was extremely impressed. That drive was the new Vector drive from OCZ, at the time a departure from what they had been doing. Around the same time as our review, OCZ introduced their new Vertex 450 drive that shares a lot with the Vector that I was especially impressed with. The 450 is designed to give you the same Barefoot Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller in the same aluminum shell but with 20nm MLC NAND rather than the 25nm MLC NAND that the Vector has. Let’s find out if the Vertex 450 is as impressive as the Vector.

Product Name: OCZ Vertex 450

Review Sample Provided by: OCZ

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

Sequential Reads

540MB/s

Sequential Writes

525MB/s

Random Read Speed (4K, QD32)

85,000 IOPS

Random Write Speed (4K, QD32)

90,000 IOPS

Physical

Usable Capacities (IDEMA)

128GB, 256GB, 512GB

NAND Components

20nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash

NAND Controller

Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10

Interface

SATA 3 6Gb/s (Backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s)

Form Factor

2.5-inch, ultra-slim 7mm

Dimension (L x W x H)

99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm

Weight

115g

Reliability / Protection

Data Path Protection

BCH ECC corrects up to 44 random bits/1KB

Endurance

Rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years under typical client workloads

Product Health Monitoring         

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support

Environmental

Power Consumption

Idle: 0.60W, Active: 2.65W

Operating Temperature

0°C ~ 55°C

Storage Temperature

-45°C ~ 85°C

Shock Resistance

1500G/0.5ms

Certifications

RoHS, CE, FCC, KCC, C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, UL

Compatability

Serial ATA (SATA)

Fully compliant with SATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Power Requirements

Standard SATA Power Connector

Operating System

Windows / Mac / Linux

Additional Features

Performance Optimization

TRIM (requires OS support), Idle Time Garbage Collection

Included Accessories

Acronis True Image HD cloning software registration key; 3.5" desktop adapter

Service & Support

3-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates

Part Number

VTX450-25SAT3-256G

 

 

Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago by L0rdG1gabyt3 #33656
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Wingless92 wrote:
Wouldn't buy a drive from a company that just went through bankruptcy, seems like a bad idea.
Toshiba bought the storage department of OCZ, and has said they will fully honor all warranties.
Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago by Wingless92 #33653
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Wouldn't buy a drive from a company that just went through bankruptcy, seems like a bad idea.
Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago by garfi3ld #33651
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Happy Monday everyone, today I took a look at the Vertex 450 from OCZ. Enjoy!

 

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