Conclusion: When OCZ introduced the Vector, not only was impressed with its performance, but I was very happy to see OCZ thinking outside of the box. What I mean by that of course was OCZ put together a casing for their SSD that was considerably stronger and better looking than the standard black box.
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.
Pros: More than enough speed; very solid build; OCZ firmware tools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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...
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.
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 co...