Conclusion: As a system drive with the operating system and applications running from the OCZ Vertex 450, this SSD is pretty hard to fault. Its excellent reading performance ensures that applications launch very quickly, and writing performance is outstanding across the board. The BareFoot 3 M10 SSD controller that powers the OCZ Vertex 450, is maybe a down clocked version of the original BareFoot 3, but it still packs a mighty punch.
Pros: Silky smooth operation as a system drive., Excellent sequential reading and writing performance, even at very low queue depths., Outstanding 4K random reading performance at high queue depths., Outstanding 4K random writing performance at low and high queue depths., TRIM support under Windows 7 and Windows 8., Completely silent operation., Fast operating system start-up and shutdown times., Windows 8 compatible Acronis HDD cloning software included., Very competitivel...
Cons: Nothing worth mentioning at this price point.
Excerpt: We were always big fans of OCZ ’s Barefoot 2–powered Vertex 4 SSDs. Heck, we even ran two of them in the almighty Dream Machine 2012 . If that’s not a stamp of approval, we don’t know what is. But the SSD game moves quickly, and you have to keep up or you get left behind, so this month OCZ has put the Vertex 4 out to pasture and ushered in a new drive bearing the moniker Vertex 450 .
Pros: More than enough speed; very solid build; OCZ firmware tools.
Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSD's offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted. This procedure is very complicated and can slow an SSD's write speeds considerably. To fix this problem, most manufacturers have added TRIM support to their SSDs.
Pros: Available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, Good sequential and random read and write performance, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Synchronous NAND flash, Large DRAM cache, Supports TRIM and idle background garbage collection, AES 256-bit encryption, Includes a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket, Includes Acronis True Image cloning software, 3 year warranty
Excerpt: Looking at the model number of the OCZ Vertex 450 and you would be thinking that the product falls in the same family as the Vertex 4. However, the only thing that the Vertex 450 shares with the Vertex 4 is only the branding of Vertex. Other than that, the Vertex 450 actually is more closely related to the performance Vector series SSD that OCZ has launched late last year.
OCZ Vertex 450 128GB Solid State Drive RAID Review
11 October 2013
Summary: Final Thoughts
Well when I
reviewed the Vector
drive back in January I said it was a step in the right direction for OCZ and the Vertex 450 seems to follow along that path. The Vertex line now has the Barefoot 3 controller and that should make many people happy. Along with that you have the newer 20nm NAND as well. The Vertex 450 is more of an update to the Vertex 4 and it pulls it off with style.
Pros: – Sleek design, – Great performance, – Incredible performance and value with two drives in RAID, – 3 year warranty
Conclusion: In the introduction of this review, we have set out to find out "what the fudge is this crap" about the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB. I mean, what is it? It is not the 450th generation of the Vertex line. But if it was, and if Winston Churchill was writing this review today, he would have said, "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our storage drives, and so bear ourselves, that if OCZ and its engineering team last for four hundred and fifty years, men will still say, this was...
Conclusion: The Vertex line of drives have been very close to the front-line of OCZ’s battle in the SSD market, with a solid set of specifications and a controller that is derived from the top end Vector line of drives, the Vertex 450, on paper, is looking very strong indeed. When it comes to the real world performance figures, I do have to say that with sequential read and write speeds, even within ATTO, the drive does appear to be down a little on the rated speeds that we can see...
Pros: Well known vendor, 3 year warranty, High IOPs, Based on Vector line of drives, Acronis TrueImage HD included
Cons: Sequential speeds slightly slower than expected, Strong competition at this price point
Summary: OCZ's Vertex 450 is a worthy replacement for the Vertex 4. It uses OCZ's own Indilinx Barefoot controller we first saw on the OCZ Vector. The Vertex 450 matches the Vertex 4 in terms of performance, but comes at significantly reduced pricing. Performance is also in the range of typical SandForce drives, but falls a bit short compared to the latest and greatest from Toshiba and Samsung.
Pros: Solid performance, Good MySQL enterprise 48 threads results, Acronis drive migration software included, 7.5 mm thin—Ultrabook compatible, Supports TRIM, 3-year warranty
Cons: More expensive than comparable drives, Not as fast as other high-end drives (which are more expensive, though)
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Outstanding 552/521 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Random 4K read/writes produced 87,323 IOPS - best tested!, Indilinx Barefoot 3 processor offers native TRIM support, Automatic AES data encryption, 3-Year OCZ product warranty support, Offered in 128/256/512GB storage capacities, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Low power consumption may extend battery life
Summary: OCZ refreshes the venerable Vertex 450 line of SSDs with its Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and 20nm Micron MLC NAND. The new Barefoot 3 BF3-M10 controller is the same controller featured on the flagship OCZ Vector, yet with a slower clock speed. Will this slower controller allow OCZ to gain a foothold in the value market?