Product on Review: Vertex 460
Manufacturer & Sponsor: OCZ Storage Solutions
Street Price: £132inc. VAT (GBP)
OCZ were renowned for producing very high quality, reliable memory components to the enthusiast market. In the latter years we saw OCZ branch out into supplying power supply units and most recently Solid State Drives (SSD). It was a sad day then when we learned the California based company had filed for bankruptcy. Thankfully the company was saved by Toshiba and OCZ is now still a standalone department of the much bigger Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate corporation.
We recently put the Vector 150 SSD to the test which impressed us but our main criticism was the price. Today, we look at the opposite end of the scale with the Vertex 460. The Vertex 460 is much more budget conscious but that isn't to say the drive compromises on either speed or quality because with up to 545MB/s Sequential Read and up to 525MB/s Sequential Write performance and a 3 year warranty you would be foolish to write off (excuse the pun) this very rapid storage solution.
San Jose, California-based OCZ Storage Solutions - A Toshiba Group Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). OCZ develops best-in-class solid state drive solutions for professionals, enthusiasts, and gamers, and is committed to driving storage innovation. With a rich portfolio of consumer SSD offerings for laptop, desktop, and workstation applications covering a range of popular interfaces and media formats, our SSDs utilize proprietary in-house controllers and firmware to deliver exceptional I/O performance, differentiated features, lower power consumption and superior reliability, all of which translate into faster file transfers, instant system boot-ups, and an enhanced computing or gaming experience.