OCZ Vertex 450 

Released July, 2013
  • 512 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 1,000 MB
6.9 Out of 10

Specifically, we love seeing the consistent performance without the dips we've been so accustomed to seeing with the SandForce drives.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
As we covered in the Vector launch, this is a 100% OCZ designed controller that we've seen put up some amazing performance.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the OCZ Vertex 450

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vertex 450
6.6
840 Pro
6.6
Vector
6.9
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Vertex 450
6.4
840 Pro
7.0
Vector
6.5
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Vertex 450
7.5
840 Pro
8.1
Vector
7.8
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Vertex 450
7.7
840 Pro
7.6
Vector
7.7
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

6.9

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Vertex 450
6.9
840 Pro
7.1
Vector
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the OCZ Vertex 450

4K Random Read

Vertex 450
311.72 MB/s
Neutron GTX
226.98 MB/s
Vertex 4
236.97 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vertex 450
86.39 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
Vertex 4
122.36 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vertex 450
11.9 s
840 Pro
7.8 s
Samsung 840
9.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vertex 450
2.78 Watts
Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vertex 450
2.89 ms
Neutron GTX
4.33 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vertex 450
0.8 ms
Neutron GTX
1.1 ms
Vertex 4
1.06 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the OCZ Vertex 450


8.7
If OCZ could shave another $10 or $15 off the price, it would immediately become one of the best price/performance options on the market.

8.0
Random write performance is as good as it gets, too.

Overall

8.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Benchmark Results: The performance of the Vertex 450 256GB was only a hair off of the Vector drive and displayed the same dip in performance on the 32K reads.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
IOPS performance is something SSD makers tout quite a bit but we generally don't do a lot of IOPS testing because frankly a lot of users can't relate to IOPS metrics as well and it tends to be more meaningful to the enterprise/server crowd.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
Unlike SandForce controllers which utilize compression to boost performance, the Indilinx controller offers greater consistency of performance when presented with variable data types.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

Price

After all the financial irregularities that we've seen in 2012, combined with their falling stock price, it's great to see that OCZ is still alive and kicking, and working on new products.
by techPowerUp!
Their share price has slipped over 50% in the last year though has recovered a bit as of late with the announcement of a business deal with NETGEAR.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
Odds are good they'll be in high demand straight from the launch which may drive the price up.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

Capacity

This is a drum they'll need to keep beating and then some if they wish to remain competitive and profitable in this market space.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
OCZ offers the Vertex 450 in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB; their Indilinx M10 controller doesn't use overprovisioning, so more space left for your data.
by techPowerUp!
Similar to the Vector drive, the capacity of the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB drive yields 238GB as reported by Windows after formatting, unit conversion (GB to GiB) and overprovisioning are taken into account.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

Cache

The DDR3 cache is accessed through the DRAM controller and communication with the NAND is performed across 8 parallel channels giving it breadth to hit those big numbers.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)
These DDR3 cache chips help buffer data when needed and can be spotted nearly all drives save for those with SandForce controllers.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

Quality

We weren't given that much time with the drive as it arrived just a few days prior to the NDA being lifted so we didn't get much chance to really spend some quality time with it but we don't anticipate any hiccups in performance during prolonged daily usage.
by Legit Reviews (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 512 GB
Cache 1,000 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Indilinx Barefoot 3
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 20 nm
Error correction 44 bits/KB
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 115 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 540 MB/s
Sequential write 530 MB/s
Random read 85,000 IOPS
Random write 90,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.6 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 2.65 Watts
MTBF 1,300,000 hours
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Comments

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This was probably just an accident. I have my Vertex's 3 (raid 1+0) working great for two years.
One advice: avoid this SSD (and OCZ in general). I bought one and it died the day after. I had to send it back to get a voucher and buy another one (not an OCZ obviously).
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