OCZ Vertex 450 SSD Review (256GB) – Back To The Start With Indilinx Success


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


 The OCZ Vertex 450 completed Vantage testing with a Total Score of 71338 points and a high transfer speed of 427MB/s while testing in Media Center. This places the Vertex 450 in an elite group as one of the top 10 Vantage results received to date.

OCZ Vertex 450 Vantage Result

This chart represents the top twenty five of all SSDs tested, based solely on PCMark Vantage testing. It is worthy of mentioning that, although results can differ based on benchmark used, overall the true hierarchy of most SSDs seems to match Vantage Total Score Testing.

Vantage Chart Highlighted


  1. Any clue as to when will a new LSI Sandforce generation of consumer SSDs will reach the market – they seem long overdue…

    • The SF-2000 Rev B, which is a low power version of the original, has been announced in the last few days but no news on any new version controller.

      • Thanks.

        Maybe they’ll take some more time, like Indilinx took from Vertex 1 to Vector products… but it is a pity as it would create more competition.

Leave a Reply