OCZ To Release New Vertex 460 Retail SSD – CES 2014 Update

Our visit to OCZ at CES 2014 brought forward news that they have been working on a new consumer SSD, this SSD being the first example of things to come as it is the result of a new partnership between OCZ and Toshiba.  Not only does the new Vertex 460 contain Toshiba’s latest advanced 19nm MLC Toggle Mode NAND flash memory, but also, the Barefoot 3 M10 controller is the final product of both OCZ and Toshiba as a team.

OCZ Vertex 460 3x5

Unfortunately, this SSD wasn’t set up and on display within a system so we couldn’t even suggest a few benchmarks, however, they did include a new spec sheet for the 460:

OCZ 460 Specs

As you can see here, the Vertex 460 appears to be very impressive in mixed workload performance and we will be able to report on this soon enough as we have a sample in hand.  For now though, here is a look at the enterprise products on display.  If we get a chance, we will throw in a bit of a follow up, at least on the new Z-Drive 4500:

OCZ Z-Drive

OCZ Intrepid

OCZ Pic 2

Last but not least, for those of you holding your breath to see if the OCZ name changes anytime soon, word on the street is that they will remain OCZ for some time to come!

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I’m a bit suspicious about the 460s specs. Are these based on actual SSD hardware performance or are they including software performance enhancers like Samsung uses?

Les@TheSSDReview
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There are no performance enhancers and, if you look at our report of the last drive, I am sure the very same IOPS formulas are being used.

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Cape Dave

Looks like Toshiba is keeping the OCZ brand?? This is a shocker that “OCZ” is announcing new products what with their stock selling for 5 cents a share. I was very surprised to see this. I have the Vector. I like it. But I am always looking for my next one. This is the year of the SSD!

Les@TheSSDReview
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Yes Toshiba and OCZ are definitely a pair and OCZ will retain their name.

DMW
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DMW

What do you think this will do for their stock?

Dom54
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Dom54

stock is done. it will trade on OTC for some time, but then be taken off. the last bit of humiliation of ocz shareholders (myself included), not even one rival bid at the auction.. what’s that tell you for their brand name and demand?

Les@TheSSDReview
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Their demand has always been solid and the brand name will remain. This was caused through internal problems.

Dom54
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Dom54

I do agree with you to an extent, definitely a niche market there for them (and I know all about the internal issues) but how can you have not one rival bid of at least 35M more? for that you are picking up a controller, their IP, their selling channels… just seems so odd. why not have STX, MU, samsung at least throw in a rival bid to beef up toshiba’s cost? -(coming from a very disgruntled OCZ shareholder for 3 years)

Les@TheSSDReview
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I wondered that as well and, honestly, did expect another big name to start a bid.

wargamer1969
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wargamer1969

A 1TB SSD for me this year, up from 256.

Gaboris
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Gaboris

Hello. I know that this isn’t fully on topic, but I don’t know if comments on an over 2 years old post would be read so I came here. Not so long ago I bought an OCZ Vertex 4 that I didn’t get to install yet, but now I found some complaints that said most of these SSDs die within a year or are already dead out of the box because of a faulty controller. Is anything known about this being a Hardware problem or if a newer Firmware fixes it? I regret jumping for this one without looking up… Read more »

Les@TheSSDReview
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Let me be frank. What you read is BS.

Gaboris
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Gaboris

Ahh. Thank you that’s good to hear. 🙂