OCZ Vertex 460 120GB Review & Specs

OCZ Vertex 460 120GB 2.5'' SATA3 VTX460-25SAT3-120G

OCZ Vertex 460 120GB 2.5'' SATA3 VTX460-25SAT3-120G


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  • Proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller technology delivers superior performance and endurance, combined with the latest generation 19nm flash as OCZ's most cost-effective SSD upgrade option
  • Advanced suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term
  • Designed for ultimate reliability at an excellent value with in-house technology and high quality components
  • Putting emphasis on client workload endurance, rated at 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years
  • Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data,. ZIP files and software
  • Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software to easily transfer data from your old hard drive
  • Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the ultra-thin notebooks

Specs Overview

Model VTX460-25SAT3-120G
Release Date January 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Capacity 120GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
SSD Controller Indilinx Barefoot 3
NAND Flash Type MLC (toggle)


  • Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller
  • Fast writing speed compared to others 120/128GB drives
  • Good upgrade over the Vertex 450


  • Reading speed could be faster

OCZ Vertex 460 120GB Performance comparison with similar Solid State Drives

(Higher is better)

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Sequential read/write speed, Random 4K read/write speed

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Sequential Reads1 530MB/s 540MB/s 545MB/s
Sequential Writes1 420MB/s 525MB/s 525MB/s
Random Read Speed
(4K, QD32)2
80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS
Random Write Speed
(4K, QD32)2
90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS
Steady-State Random Write Speed
(4K, QD32)3
12,000 IOPS 21,000 IOPS

23,000 IOPS


1. Maximum sequential speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using IOmeter 2010
3. Measured with Iometer 2010, 12 hour precondition to SNIA guidelines
Please Note: Current performance specs reflect update to latest firmware.



Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
NAND Components 19nm Toshiba Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash
NAND Controller OCZ Barefoot 3 M10
Interface SATA 3 6Gb/s (Backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s)
Form Factor 2.5-inch, ultra-slim 7mm
Dimension (L x W x H) 99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm
Weight 113g
Data Path Protection BCH ECC corrects up to 44 random bits/1KB
Endurance Rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years under typical client workloads
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Encryption AES-256
MTBF 2 million hours
Power Consumption Idle: 0.6W, Active: 2.70W
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance 1500G/0.5ms
Vibration (Operational) 2.17Grms (7-800Hz)
Vibration (Non-operational) 16.3Grms (20-2000Hz)
Certifications UL C/US, FCC, CE, C-Tick, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, WEEE
Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with SATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Power Requirements Standard SATA Power Connector
Operating System Windows / Mac / Linux
Targeted Applications Client workstations and laptops
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support), Idle Time Garbage Collection
Included Accessories Acronis True Image HD cloning software registration key; 3.5" desktop adapter
Service & Support 3-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates

Critic Reviews


Had the Vertex 460 been released a few months ago, our conclusion would have sounded quite different. Back then, OCZ was on the ropes. Buffeted by potential bankruptcy on one hand and falling consumer confidence on the other, things certainly didn’t...

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We have just received word that Toshiba has finalized the purchase of the OCZ Technology group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toshiba Group Company. OCZ will still act independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, focusing on SSDs, meaning that the future of OCZ products is essentially confirmed for the future.


The OCZ Vertex 460 is a great indicator of the positive course being charted in OCZ's new future with Toshiba, accomplishing what it sets out to do: provide a value-minded, high-performance SSD for the mainstream consumer.


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