OCZ Releases Vertex 450 Series SSDs

OCZ has announced a new line of SSDs, the Vertex 450 series. The aim of the vertex 450 series is to bridge the gap between the mainstream range of SSDs and the more high-end solid state drives. These drives aim to provide a good feature set, focusing on performance, quality and reliability.

The OCZ Vertex 450 SSDs will feature 20 nm NAND flash, paired with the Barefoot 3 M10 controller. This controller adds AES 256-bit encryption functionality as well as a power-optimized clock over the previous revision. The combination of these two allow the drive to pump out 540 MB/s and absorb up to 530 MB/s of data, with random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS. The Vertex 450 SSDs will also be built on a 7 mm thick form factor.

"As one of the industry's most highly awarded SSD Series to date, the Vertex name has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in flash-based storage providing an exceptional balance of performance and cost efficiency. The Vertex 450 marks the first time this popular OCZ series utilizes in-house ASIC technology delivering an even greater level of speed, reliability and value for our customers." said Daryl Lang, Senior VP of Product Management at OCZ Technology.

The drives will hit the market in capacities ranging from 128 GB up to 512 GB, and be backed by a three year warranty. So far there has been no word on pricing or availability.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • ShadyHamster
    1TB drives please.
    hmm wich is faster http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227915 or the one above?
  • nevilence
    10852677 said:
    1TB drives please.

    Expect absurd prices my friend. I just bought a 256GB drive for $220, and I thought that was brutal, would hate to see 1GB prices
  • abbadon_34
    Show me the benchmarks
  • agnickolov
    Looking forward to the reviews here on Tom's Hardware...
  • apache_lives
    but is it going to work right out of the box or be a hit and miss product like every other OCZ product so far?
  • x2ruff4u
    Nice been waiting for the next SSD. Using the Vertex 4 with no problems! Fast fast
  • ssdpro
    This looks to be a pretty solid mainstream-performance offering. The specs are really close to Vector plus this thing offers AES256. I am so glad to see OCZ keeping with in-house controllers instead of going back to LSI/Sandforce. I have 4 Vector drives and each has been flawless since initial purchase back in December. My 3 Vertex 4 are still going strong.
    Keep it up OCZ... still a US-based mid size company hanging in there with the 2 Goliaths.
  • danwat1234
    The only benefit versus the Vector is lower power consumption. I'd just buy a used Vector in a few years for cheap, though more likely a SATA 4 SSD so it's future 'proof'
  • NeeKo
    We want higher capacities at lower prices! Stop making hundreds of different products with the same specs and size!!