OCZ 240GB Vertex 460 solid state drive
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 04-14-2014
Provided by: OCZ

Late last year it was reported that OCZ was in trouble. IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), a collaboration of Intel and Micron semiconductor, had apparent chip shortages as products transitioned from 25nm to 20nm NAND flash. Remaining Open NAND Flash Interface group (ONFi) members such as Hynix were unable to account for the difference. This left companies such as OCZ short on supply and scrambling to meet customer demand, or the alternative, transitioning to operationally different non-ONFi based toggle flash from Samsung and Toshiba.

Each OCZ SSD we reviewed over the past two years, the Vertex 3.2, Vertex 4 and Vector, all used IMFT flash based on either 25nm or 20nm fabrication. By the end of the year, OCZ's revenues had fallen drastically - enough to force them into bankruptcy. This, however, opened the door for toggle flash manufacturer Toshiba to buy up OCZ's assets.

One of the first announced products to come about as a result of that deal is the OCZ Vertex 460, a marriage of OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba 19nm toggle flash memory. Advertising up to 545MB/s sequential reads and 525MB/s sequential writes, and from 90,000 to 95,000 4K random IOPS, it appears as if OCZ is right back at the top of their game in the SSD market. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with a three year warranty, the Vertex 460 joins the Vector 150 in OCZ's new lineup of consumer SSDs utilizing Toshiba's toggle NAND flash memory.

Join us as we take a closer look at the OCZ 240GB Vertex 460 SSD.

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