As you may be aware, OCZ ran into some major financial issues after their former CEO Ryan Peterson made some, shall we say, risky decisions with the way they priced their products. After filing for bankruptcy, they were picked up by Toshiba, and a new brand was formed – OCZ Storage Solutions. Their first product since being bought by Toshiba is the Vertex 460.
The Vertex 460 is aimed at the mainstream market, and is based on their own Barefoot 3 controller. This is the same controller used in the OCZ Vector, among other products. It is paired up with Toshiba’s 19nm MLC flash. Interestingly, they aren’t using toggle flash, which is the main type of flash Toshiba is known for.
Specs-wise, the Vertex 460 offers up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS, while featuring sustained 4K random write performance up to 23,000 IOPS.
The Vertex 460 features AES-256 encryption, and is good for 20TB of writes per day, with a warranty of 3 years. It comes in 120, 240, and 480 GB capacities, in a 7mm tall housing.
For more info, check out OCZ’s product page.