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PC Comparatif (France)

The Vertex 450 offers good write performance. With an affordable price, good bundle and sleek design we give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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February 04, 2014

PC Home (China): Best of 2013

Vertex 450 adopts advanced Barefoot 3 M10 controller and 20nm Nand flash to deliver flagship level performance, which is close to Vector SSD. Vertex 450 has strong garbage collection and stable performance to win over other brand SSDs.

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January 16, 2014

LanOC

In AS SSD the Vertex 450 actually performed better than expected, especially when compared to the numbers from the Vector and Vertex 4. In fact the Vector 450 tops the charts in two of the three tests.

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January 13, 2014

Overclockers Club

Vertex 450 delivers good performance across the spectrum, especially when you look at read performance where as a single drive it easily meets the read/write rating. The Vertex 450 128GB drive is an outstanding value for the end user. This low price and 7mm form factor allow the Vertex 450 to be used in both desktop and laptop applications to breathe new life into an older computer.

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January 08, 2014

PC Media Magazine (Indonesia)

True to our expectation, OCZ Vertex 450 achieved an almost perfect score to various tests we gave.

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January 01, 2014

Chip Magazine (Indonesia)

With 20nm NAND Flash, this SSD showed an awesome speed, and the price is worth its value.

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January 01, 2014

Moj Mikro (Slovenia)

It represents a turning point in terms of the sacrificing quality and performance in favour of price as the price per GB went below 1 euro. With many SSDs on offer consumers should be aware that not all are the same and the best ones are worth the premium as they can save you from trouble in the long run.

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December 31, 2013

PC Gaming (Italy)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is definitely a great SSD but the bundle gives it an extra dimension and the three-year warranty completes the package. We recommend the purchase of this product to anyone who is looking for good stability and reliability.

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December 18, 2013

GeForce Italia

OCZ Vertex 450 has proven to be an excellent SSD features an excellent build quality and respectable performance. Because we are very pleased with the product we give it our Gold award and we have decided to make it a permanent part of our testing rig.

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December 18, 2013

Lesnumeriques (France)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is ranked in the top of SSDs

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December 04, 2013

Let's Talk Tech

OCZ’s in-house Barefoot 3 M10 series controller can boost performance to almost the maximum levels that SATA III (6GB/s) bus will allow. If you are looking for a top performing, durable and feature rich SSD with high longevity – then the OCZ Vertex 450 ticks all the boxes.

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December 04, 2013

Extra Hardware (Czech Republic)

The Vertex 450 provides the best stable performance in every test, even in a long 12 hour test. By writing to the whole drive in first SLC mode it is able to offer high performance and in case of a larger data footprint the smart garbage collection algorithm also ensures good sustained performance.

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December 03, 2013

El Chapuzas Informatico (Spain)

The OCZ Vertex 450 provides an exceptional performance in both writing and reading through the combination of Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller with Micron MLC memories. In our reading tests, the OCZ Vertex 450 shows excellent performance in all proofs, especially at 4K-QD32 blocks. Moreover, where it really shines is in writing, surpassing all previously analyzed models in all aspects.

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December 03, 2013

PC World (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 uses the same controller as the Vector but at a lower speed which means it will still perform very well. Windows and your favorite programs will boot in a matter of seconds and we think it will be in particular interesting for those who currently want to swap their 128GB drive for a 256GB drive.

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December 03, 2013

Macworld (Hungary)

Based upon a lower clocked version of the Barefoot 3 controller its performance comes very close to that of OCZ’s high-performance Vector.

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December 03, 2013

GND-Tech

Coming up with a list of pros was easy, but as far as cons go, not so much. Overall the Vertex 450 did extremely well during our performance tests, surpassing OCZ's rated speeds by a small margin. It's solid construction is a nice added touch adding a sense of quality to the SSD which you won't find with other manufacturers.

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November 26, 2013

Arab Hardware

The new OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD deserves the Golden Award for its overall performance especially its write speeds

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November 25, 2013

Igelice (Germany)

We can highly recommend the Vertex 450. It not showed a high performance in our synthetic benchmarks but also performed brey well during our everyday tests.

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November 22, 2013

Techstation (Italy)

With a completely updated design, the Vertex 450’s performance is very striking. While the NAND size decreased by 20% it still managed to come very close to the performance of the Vector.

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November 22, 2013

Neoseeker

Vertex 450 128GB solid state drive, equipped with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller, managed to serve up some decent performance in both a single and raid 0 configuration. With e-tail pricing for the Vertex 450 128GB hovering around $114.99, it is an easy recommendation for those looking to upgrade from a smaller solid state drive or making the move from a mechanical drive.

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November 20, 2013

APC Magazine

Going by our benchmarks, the 450 carves out something of a unique niche. Competitive sequential read and write speeds, good random write performance [and] random write performance is as good as it gets, too.

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November 17, 2013

Hardware Zone (Singapore)

As we have seen in our results, OCZ’s Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller is a very capable one. Both the Vertex 450 and Vector exhibited very good performance and was pretty consistent throughout.

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November 17, 2013

Postants (Taiwan)

The speed of write and read is stable

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November 17, 2013

PC Professionale (Italy)

Our tests show a very good performance of the OCZ Vertex 450, even at high loads. Experiencing that the SSD is close to the high performance model Vector but at a more affordable price.

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November 15, 2013

TechSweden

The Vertex 450 128GB is a fast drive, after prolonged usage it still performs very well.

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November 13, 2013

Oceanic Esports

Performance wise, the OCZ Vertex 450 is pretty much a market standard in terms of speed and functionality as you can see with the benchmark against the Samsung 840 PRO.

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November 07, 2013

Teknoseyir (Turkey)

The OCZ Vertex 450 has a top-of-the-line IOPS scores that makes it a solid SSD offering premium performance while keeping the user’s budget intact. A solid product that deserves our recommendation.

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November 04, 2013

Chip (Italy)

Evolving from the Vertex 4, OCZ Vertex 450 shares a likeness to the Vector, but built on different NAND and a small variation on the controller. The SSD delivers top performance and at an affordable price level

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November 04, 2013

HKEPC (Hong Kong)

Vertex 450 is more close to mainstream player on price, it is definitely a competitive product.

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November 01, 2013

Technews (Lithuania)

The Vertex 450’s sustained performance looks quite good. With only minor adjustments to the controller which we first saw in the Vector the overall performance is also still high in all tests.

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October 31, 2013

Real World Labs

The Vertex 450’s write performance as expected, was simply outstanding and outperformed the rest of the field. If you are looking for drive that will provide you with class leading write performance, and costs less than a Vector then the Vertex 450 fits the bill perfectly.

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October 28, 2013

All SSD (Russia)

For high speed performance, we reward the SSD OCZ Vertex 450 with our Performance Boosting award. Anyone who will use this drive will enjoy high speeds on their PC or laptop.

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October 23, 2013

CHIP (Hungary)

The Vertex 450’s secret ingredient in its battle for conquering the mainstream market is without a doubt its sustainable performance. In the long run the Vertex 450 performed very well and showed an unwavering performance making it into a very good choice.

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October 23, 2013

Twoje PC (Poland)

The Vertex 450 can rank itself easily amongst the fastest drives in the market. Whether it is one large file such as an HD 1080P file or thousands of small files, it performs well in every situation.

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October 22, 2013

Easycom (Ukraine)

The Vertex 450 is without a doubt a drive to be on the lookout for. Not only does it support the latest technological features, but it also offers a high performance and very low latencies.

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October 21, 2013

Bjorn 3D: RAID Review

When compare the drive in RAID 0, we see it definitely offers some nice performance improvement especially at higher queue depth. The Vertex 450 128GB certainly offers a very good performance.

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October 17, 2013

Bits 'n Chips (Italy)

With a performance which can only be triumphed by the Vector and a price which is very reasonable the Vertex 450 is a very interesting drive for those looking for good value for money. Through the use of the Barefoot 3 M10 controller you get to enjoy high performance regardless of the compressibility of the file and sustained performance in the long run.

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October 15, 2013

Think Computers: RAID 0

Twice the storage and practically twice the speed! Who wants a 256 GB solid state drive with normal speeds, when in our case we had two 128 GB drives running giving us speeds of around 1GB/s for read and 577 MB/s for write! Not that bad at all! If you pick up two of these that would still make them cheaper than most 256 GB solid state drives and don’t forget having them in RAID makes them much faster than your normal SSD.

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October 11, 2013

VIDI Magazine (Croatia)

Vertex 450; a step forward in performance

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October 09, 2013

PC Magazin (Germany)

Combining Micron flash with their own technology proved to be very successful when we tested the Vertex 450. Especially when it comes to writing small files it is able to stand out from the competition.

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October 08, 2013

Inside Geeks (Portugal)

Vector performance at a very attractive price. Based on technology that we also encountered when we tested the Vector the Vertex 450 performed very well in our tests. Offered at a very attractive price the Vertex 450 is an excellent choice.

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October 08, 2013

eTeknix

IOPS are something that many people overlook when comparing drives, and for those who are doing photo and more importantly video editing, higher IOPs have a huge advantage along with strong read and write speeds.If you’re on the mainstream upgrade path from a 128GB drive and you don’t mind spending a shade more IO performance then this is a drive to consider.

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October 08, 2013

Plug In Reviews (Portugal)

Vertex 450 256GB is the ideal upgrade. It offers plenty of storage capacity, high performance, and with the provided Acronis cloning software the transition is easier than ever before.

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October 08, 2013

Hardware Upgrade (Italy)

Regardless of the situation the Vertex 450 showed very high read and write speeds throughout our tests. Even we filled the drive up to 75% of its capacity it still showed a very stable performance.

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October 08, 2013

Custom PC Review

The sequential read performance topped out at a whopping 550MB/s, which is among the highest we’ve seen for any SATA based SSD on the market.

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October 05, 2013

Gamers (Austria)

Without comprising on performance compared to its predecessor the Vertex 450 now also offers very good value for money.

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October 04, 2013

Madshrimps (Belgium)

Vertex 450 delivers good performance at a competitive price and does not fall short regarding supported technologies compared to the award-winning Vector.

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October 03, 2013

APH Networks

Brace yourself for some cutting edge performance. The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is one fine storage device to behold. This SSD promises a lot -- and delivers a lot -- for the price it commands. If you are looking for cutting edge performance without paying cutting edge price, the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is the one to buy.

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October 02, 2013

Megaobzor (Russia)

This is a really high-quality solid-state drive and a very good drive to replace HDD’s in laptops.

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September 30, 2013

EXPreview (China)

Vertex 450 overall performance is as good as Vector SSD.

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September 30, 2013

BHMag (France)

As proven by our benchmarks, the OCZ Vertex SSD 450 256GB is a high performance SSD and offers first-class rates. In the real-life jobs such as transferring files like photos / videos or you regularly install software and games you really feel the value. Without a doubt, the drive is expected to give a facelift to any PC without SSD or with a first-generation model.

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September 27, 2013

Technic 3D (Germany)

The Vertex 450 is a very strong contender in the high-end SSD segment. We measured a very stable performance which is perfect for everyday use.

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September 27, 2013

Nordic Hardware

OCZ Vertex 450: One of the fastest drives on the market. There's a lot to like with the Vertex 450. It has the same design and the same feeling as Vector. It is incredibly fast and performs very well in all our tests.

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September 27, 2013

The Lab (Greece)

Next to very good write speeds the Vertex 450 also showed an exemplary performance in our endurance tests.

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September 27, 2013

By The Way (Greece)

The Vertex 450 is not only one of the best performing SSDs but also comes standard with a very rich bundle of accessories which make it a very attractive product.

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September 23, 2013

Tech Power Up

OCZ's Vertex 450 is a worthy replacement for the Vertex 4. The Vertex 450 matches the Vertex 4 in terms of performance, but comes at significantly reduced pricing.

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September 20, 2013

HWM (Singapore)

We tested the Vertex 450 with AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark and lometer and found its overall performance to be very good. These times were comparable to the OCZ Vector and other high-end SSDs such as the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and Corsair Neutron GTX.

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September 18, 2013

52 Hardware (China)

Vertex450 adopts indlinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller and 20nm Nand to upgrade its performance and is high performance-to-price ratio for mainstream SSD market.

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September 17, 2013

Ginjfo (France)

It’s a mighty powerful and power efficient SSD

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September 10, 2013

FICD (Russia)

The Vertex 450 256GB is a great example of what an SSD should offer. With a low power consumption and high sustainable read and write speeds it will satisfy most laptop users.

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September 10, 2013

Mod Your Case (Germany)

The Vertex 450 left a very good impression. The performance is just behind than the Vector and its current price make it a very interesting drive.

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September 04, 2013

Hardware Magazine (France)

The strength in write and overall sequential performance make the OCZ Vertex 450 a serious competitor to the Samsung 840 Pro

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September 01, 2013

CHIP (Germany)

By showing high performance throughout our tests the Vertex 450 has earned its place among the 10 best SSDs currently available.

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August 29, 2013

Bug (Croatia)

The new Vertex 450 offers very high random read and write speeds and a good overall performance regardless of the file type.

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August 27, 2013

Quick PC (Thailand)

OCZ has developed the controller to perform with magnificent performance as we’ve seen in Vector which is the top performance SSD from OCZ. On top of that, we can experience the superb performance of this SSD on real usage.

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August 22, 2013

Good Gear Guide

If you’re looking to speed up an old or even a new PC or laptop, buying a solid-state drive is one of the smartest choices you can make. OCZ’s Vertex 450 is a strong contender in the mid-range, enthusiast solid-state drive market.

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August 21, 2013

Chip Online (Indonesia)

OCZ Vertex 450 able to show that the read performance can compete even able to outperform other SSD in its class”

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August 21, 2013

Xfastest (Taiwan)

Vertex 450 offers the special optimized high speed transition performance and next generation 20nm MLC storage unit in order to have a new experience. Vertex 450 will be categorized in the middle of a enthusiastic and high performance, and it will be as a main character of OCZ SSD products.

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August 20, 2013

Notebookcheck Germany)

There’s no question that the Vertex 450 performs well enough to compete with the best drives on the market

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August 20, 2013

TodoHTPC (Spain)

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB was the first SSD in our lab that broke the sequential write performance of 500 MB/s limit. The outstanding Performance is nearly the same in read and write and it has earned our Recommended award.

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August 15, 2013

DOSV (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.”

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August 13, 2013

SSD-Test (Germany)

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August 08, 2013

Dinside (Norway)

The Vertex 450 is an excellent SSD with a very high performance. Especially in terms of IOPS it really outperforms its predecessor.

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August 08, 2013

Vortez (United Kingdom)

Vertex 450 is OCZ’s second attempt using an Indilinx controller and it has successfully proven its worth with this new drive.

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August 07, 2013

Insomnia (Greece)

The Vertex 450 brings outstanding performance to the mainstream category.

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August 07, 2013

Ipon (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 from OCZ is a good drive, especially when it comes to writing speed

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August 06, 2013

MicroComputer (China)

“Vertex 450 is good at both performance and convenience to use, adding reasonable price is best choice for gamers.

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August 04, 2013

PC Ekspert (Croatia)

Compared to its predecessor the Vertex 450 with its new 20nm NAND flash performed very well throughout our tests and with a guaranteed 20GB of writes per day for three years it is a very durable drive.

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August 01, 2013

Coolaler (Taiwan)

The efficiency of Vertex 450 is really brilliant.

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July 31, 2013

Tech Radar (United Kingdom)

The Vertex 450 is right up there in almost every metric. Sequential reads and writes are close enough to the competition that it hardly matters, and so are our application tests. Random write performance is as good as it gets, too.

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July 30, 2013

Xtreme Hardware

The performance of the Vertex 450 is considerably higher than its predecessor and even close to highest performing SSDs like the Vector

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July 29, 2013

Mobile1 (Taiwan)

After using OCZ Vertex 450, no matter setting up games or playing games, it’s always faster than others

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July 25, 2013

C't Magazine (Germany)

With an updated version of the Barefoot 3 controller and new 20nm flash the Vertex 450 comes very close to the performance of the Vector. In addition OCZ also guarantees 20GB of writes per day for three years and added a AES 256-bit encryption to the drive.

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July 22, 2013

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

It’s difficult to find out the competitors of Vertex 450, especially in the speed of 4K writing performance

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July 22, 2013

PC ADV' (Taiwan)

In some benchmark categories, the Vertex 450 writing speed is far superior to the M5 Pro...the performance of IOPS nearly gets the landslide victory of others.

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July 22, 2013

Techbang (Taiwan)

The cost-effectiveness for Vertex 450 is more valuable for the smart users who are looking forward to experience the 'perceptible' computer effectiveness.

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July 18, 2013

OC (Taiwan)

Vertex 450 SSD displays the high level performance quality.

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July 18, 2013

Pro Hardver (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 combines the basis of a proven high-end series with a price that makes it into very attractive product. Overall it offers a good performance which is why we think it is a really cool product.

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July 15, 2013

Inpai (China)

Vertex 450 performance is excellent and close to high-end Vector SSD that is suitable for mainstream users. Vertex 450 read/write is satisfied close to 500MB/s and 4K-64Thrd speed over 110,000 IOPS.

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July 11, 2013

Computer Shopper

There’s plenty to like about OCZ’s Vertex 450. The 256GB model we tested lands at the top of our performance charts for both small- and large-file write speeds—areas where many drives have faltered in the past. The Vertex 450 boasts impressive write speeds

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July 11, 2013

HardwareLuxx (Sweden)

Everything indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 is one of the best models on the market. It is one of the few models that has the ability to compete with the Samsung 840 PRO and especially when looking at price / performance, this device is very interesting.

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July 01, 2013

Maximum PC

A more affordable Vector has finally arrived. Overall, this is a great drive and it is fast across the board. More than enough speed; very solid build.

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June 27, 2013

Monitor Magazine (Slovenia)

The Vertex 450 not only promises high performance and reliability but also a reduced energy consumption in the process. The measured read and writes set new records within the affordable 256GB range of SSDs which makes it into a very good drive for enthusiasts and advanced users.

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June 26, 2013

Tech Report

While the Indilinx Barefoot 3 chip has been tweaked in subtle ways since its debut in the OCZ Vector, the controller's well-rounded performance characteristics haven't been compromised. Indeed, the Vertex 450 is only a smidgen slower than its predecessor overall—and faster than every other SSD we've tested. It looks like a good option for PC enthusiasts. The drive delivers the performance and encryption support of a high-end SSD at closer to a mid-range price.

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June 21, 2013

Pure Overclock

Even more impressive is the incompressible data results, and the simple fact is that the Vertex 450 chewed through all of them without missing a beat. That’s something that SandForce SSDs simply cannot do. You simply get excellent bang for your buck with this new drive.

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June 21, 2013

PC Online (China)

OCZ Vertex450 128GB adopts Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 and Micron 20 nm NAND to deliver excellent performance that wining over Samsung 840 and Plextor M5S

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June 19, 2013

PC World (Norway)

OCZ Vertex 450 delivers very good performance. It is a slightly more affordable alternative to OCZ turbocharged Vector SSD.

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June 19, 2013

Hardware.no (Norway)

The Vertex 450 is a very solid product and the performance it delivers is of a level which we have not seen in a long time.

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June 19, 2013

Hardware Canucks

OCZ’s Vertex 450 represents a seamless blend of technologies in order to create a drive that caters to budget-conscious buyers but doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of performance. It is without a doubt one of the SSD market’s best values. If you are looking for an enthusiast grade drive that can run with the Vectors of this world but don’t want to shell out a small fortune, the new Vertex 450 deserves careful consideration.

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June 19, 2013

Tweak PC (Germany)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is a successful replacement for the Vertex 4. The performance is very high and is close to the top model Vector. With that said, the Vertex 450 belongs to the fastest SSDs available today and you get an extremely high performance at an affordable price.

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June 14, 2013

01net (France_

Vertex 450 rated 3rd best out of all SSDs, check out the test results!

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June 14, 2013

Hardware-Mag (Germany)

The OCZ Vertex 450 specifically convinced us with its performance. Especially in terms of a system drive, it belongs to the best SSD’s in the market.

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June 14, 2013

Gamezoom (Austria)

The Vertex 450 is one of the best 20nm SSD on the market. A real no-brainer for enthusiasts and gamers.

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June 10, 2013

Next Hardware (Italy)

Top performance in an elegant design.

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June 06, 2013

PC SK (Slovakia)

When writing incompressible files the Vertex 450 can easily match the performance of the high performance models, and when the drive is completely filled it shows the highest performance that we have ever seen.

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June 05, 2013

Benchmark Reviews

In our storage benchmark tests the Vertex 450 solid state drive performed up to this speed, producing respectable results that compare the fastest SATA-based products previously tested. It's clear that OCZ have designed their Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller inside the Vertex 450 SSD series to deliver superior performance and reliability in real-world usage scenarios.

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June 04, 2013

PC POP (China)

Vertex 450 adopts new Barefoot 3 M10 increases 20nm Nand speed and delivers excellent performance compared with Vertex4.

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June 03, 2013

ZOL (China)

Vertex 450 adopts Barefoot 3 M10 and 20nm Nand to increases up to 90,000 IOPS and stronger read/write speed.

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May 31, 2013

PC World

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance. The Vertex 450 is fast drive, reasonably priced, and a nice addition to the OCZ portfolio.  It should certainly be on your short list.

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May 31, 2013

Clubic (France)

Overall the performance of the Vertex 450 is very similar to the Vector. Compared to the Vertex 4 it made some significant progress when reading small files. With the Vertex 450 OCZ has once again made a very good drive that has a nice finish, comes standard with cloning software and is backed by a three year warranty.

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May 30, 2013

KitGuru

OCZ have clearly been tweaking their latest firmware, showing excellent all round performance in both incompressible and compressible tests. Excellent all round performance and another high point for OCZ this year.

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May 29, 2013

Noticias 3D (Spain)

Given that fact it also behaves very similar to the Vector with very high speeds across the board making it a perfect drive for any type of use. And while it wasn’t able to outperform the Vector in terms of read speeds it is even able to show us a higher write speeds. Overall the Vertex 450 is a very good drive worthy of our recommendation.

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May 29, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

The Vertex 450 performed very well; next to performance levels that are on par with the highest performing models in the market it also became more energy efficient.

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May 29, 2013

Tom's Hardware

The Vertex 450 is scorching fast in our trace replay, coming in just behind OCZ's Vector. This is a real-worldish case where OCZ's crafty firmware optimization pays dividends. The Vertex 450 gives you the superior price-per-gigabyte figure.

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May 28, 2013

HispaZone (Spain)

The Vertex 450 is fast, has great prices, and a new well-crafted aluminum design. Perfect for every application.

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May 28, 2013

Storage Review

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB held its own amongst some tough competition, but with performance tending toward the middle of the high-performance consumer group, proving well for an affordable mainstream SSD. Where the drive did perform best was in our server profile testing which is weighted heavily toward reads.

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May 23, 2013

Tweak Town

OCZ tunes their drives for real-world performance. The Vertex 450 256GB does very well

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May 23, 2013

Hot Hardware

There’s no question that OCZ has a really nice drive on its hands with the 256GB Vertex 450 SSD. In most of our benchmark tests, it either beat the competition or hung close to the top two or three drives. Regardless, the Vertex 450 showed solid consistency and great bandwidth across all workloads.

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May 23, 2013

Tech Spot

Looking at our file copy tests, the Vertex 450 256GB matched the Vector 256GB in the single large file test, it was slightly faster in the game copy test and much faster in the program copy test. The Vertex 450 looks to be a worthy successor to the Vertex 4, offering better performance, reliability and pricing.

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May 23, 2013

Legit Review

Once again we have to commend OCZ for putting out a splendid drive and based on what we've seen from the Vector drive to date, it should have solid reliability to pair with its impressive performance. The Vector drive is certainly one of the best drives on the market and the Vertex 450 is not far off in terms of performance

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May 23, 2013

PC Perspective

The Vertex 450 handles these mixed workloads with no issue, turning in the same excellent performance seen by the Vector. This is good to see. The performance leads the pack, and now so does the price. So long as they can stay stocked at these prices, the Vertex 450 may very well become my default recommendation for an SSD.

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May 23, 2013

The SSD Review

If there is one thing that the Barefoot 3 controller has brought to the table, it is great performance regardless of file type.  Just like the Vector and the Vertex 4, the Vertex 450 easily handles 100% incompressible data that we would typically see in media files, and transfer speeds above 500MB/s are typical. The OCZ Vertex 450 is a great looking SSD with a solid build, capable of performance equal to and above that of many upper tier SSDs.

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May 23, 2013

Hardware Heaven

Performance can't really be faulted, this drive performs right at the top end of the market despite being pushed as a lower spec/price alternative to the Vector. The video related performance is great and real world tests show the Vertex 450 to compete well with drives based on alternate controllers.

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May 23, 2013

Guru3D

The Vertex 450 is an SSD that has been beefed up to shock, awe and conquer. The device passes 500 MB/s in both read and writes. It shines overall at read performance and is ridiculously fast at write performance, especially sustained. We can only conclude that the OCZ Vertex 450 SSD is a terrific product that we can recommend very much, it's storage sweetness.

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May 23, 2013

MyCE

As a system drive with the operating system and applications running from the OCZ Vertex 450, this SSD is pretty hard to fault. Its excellent reading performance ensures that applications launch very quickly, and writing performance is outstanding across the board. The OCZ Vertex 450 is a very fast SSD, competitively priced, and is a worthy successor to the original Vertex 4 series SSD

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May 23, 2013

Hardware Info

The performance is good, as the combination of the slightly lower-clocked Barefoot 3 controller and 20 nm memory works well and provides consistent performance over time. When you look at similar SSDs from other manufacturers, the pricing is pretty competitive, which would make this an interesting product.

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May 23, 2013

Ocaholic (Switzerland)

Since the Vertex 450 is based on a OCZ's own Barefoot 3 M10 controller there will be no performance drops when transferring compressed data. If you’re looking for an fast and affordable drive we highly recommend the Vertex 450.

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May 23, 2013

The Overclock Hole (Italy)

The performance Vertex 450 is very close to that of the Vector and with the same rich bundle it is a very attractive product.

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May 07, 2012

EZone (Hong Kong)

Vertex 450 delivers 540/525MBs in read/write and up to 90,000IOPS to beat Seagate 600 SSD in several write tests and distinguish in overall performance.

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February 01, 2012

T-break

The OCZ Vertex 450 writes faster in all tests. What it all comes down to is the pricing between these two drives... the OCZ Vertex 450 is listed significantly cheaper, with that big of a difference, our opinion goes in the favor of the OCZ Vertex.

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HWBox (Greece)

OCZ did a very good job in developing the Vertex 450. While based upon 20nm flash the performance comes very close to that of the Vector. Overall the Vertex 450 made a very good impression.

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PC Magazine (Greece)

With a read speed of 500MB/s and 85,000 IOPS the Vertex 450 offers plenty of performance to even satisfy the most demanding users.

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DOS/V (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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DOS/V (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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DOSV (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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Pure PC (Poland)

The Vertex 450 128GB truly offers excellent performance at a very affordable price. The Barefoot 3 M10 controller is without doubt one of the fastest controllers on the market as the Vertex 450 256GB clearly shows.

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APH Networks

Brace yourself for some cutting edge performance. The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is one fine storage device to behold. This SSD promises a lot -- and delivers a lot -- for the price it commands. If you are looking for cutting edge performance without paying cutting edge price, the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is the one to buy.

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The Lab (Greece)

Next to very good write speeds the Vertex 450 also showed an exemplary performance in our endurance tests.”

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North America Reviews

LanOC

In AS SSD the Vertex 450 actually performed better than expected, especially when compared to the numbers from the Vector and Vertex 4. In fact the Vector 450 tops the charts in two of the three tests.

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January 13, 2014

Overclockers Club

Vertex 450 delivers good performance across the spectrum, especially when you look at read performance where as a single drive it easily meets the read/write rating. The Vertex 450 128GB drive is an outstanding value for the end user. This low price and 7mm form factor allow the Vertex 450 to be used in both desktop and laptop applications to breathe new life into an older computer.

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January 08, 2014

GND-Tech

Coming up with a list of pros was easy, but as far as cons go, not so much. Overall the Vertex 450 did extremely well during our performance tests, surpassing OCZ's rated speeds by a small margin. It's solid construction is a nice added touch adding a sense of quality to the SSD which you won't find with other manufacturers.

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November 26, 2013

Neoseeker

Vertex 450 128GB solid state drive, equipped with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller, managed to serve up some decent performance in both a single and raid 0 configuration. With e-tail pricing for the Vertex 450 128GB hovering around $114.99, it is an easy recommendation for those looking to upgrade from a smaller solid state drive or making the move from a mechanical drive.

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November 20, 2013

Real World Labs

The Vertex 450’s write performance as expected, was simply outstanding and outperformed the rest of the field. If you are looking for drive that will provide you with class leading write performance, and costs less than a Vector then the Vertex 450 fits the bill perfectly.

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October 28, 2013

Bjorn 3D: RAID Review

When compare the drive in RAID 0, we see it definitely offers some nice performance improvement especially at higher queue depth. The Vertex 450 128GB certainly offers a very good performance.

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October 17, 2013

Think Computers: RAID 0

Twice the storage and practically twice the speed! Who wants a 256 GB solid state drive with normal speeds, when in our case we had two 128 GB drives running giving us speeds of around 1GB/s for read and 577 MB/s for write! Not that bad at all! If you pick up two of these that would still make them cheaper than most 256 GB solid state drives and don’t forget having them in RAID makes them much faster than your normal SSD.

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October 11, 2013

Custom PC Review

The sequential read performance topped out at a whopping 550MB/s, which is among the highest we’ve seen for any SATA based SSD on the market.

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October 05, 2013

APH Networks

Brace yourself for some cutting edge performance. The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is one fine storage device to behold. This SSD promises a lot -- and delivers a lot -- for the price it commands. If you are looking for cutting edge performance without paying cutting edge price, the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is the one to buy.

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October 02, 2013

Computer Shopper

There’s plenty to like about OCZ’s Vertex 450. The 256GB model we tested lands at the top of our performance charts for both small- and large-file write speeds—areas where many drives have faltered in the past. The Vertex 450 boasts impressive write speeds

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July 11, 2013

Maximum PC

A more affordable Vector has finally arrived. Overall, this is a great drive and it is fast across the board. More than enough speed; very solid build.

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June 27, 2013

Tech Report

While the Indilinx Barefoot 3 chip has been tweaked in subtle ways since its debut in the OCZ Vector, the controller's well-rounded performance characteristics haven't been compromised. Indeed, the Vertex 450 is only a smidgen slower than its predecessor overall—and faster than every other SSD we've tested. It looks like a good option for PC enthusiasts. The drive delivers the performance and encryption support of a high-end SSD at closer to a mid-range price.

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June 21, 2013

Pure Overclock

Even more impressive is the incompressible data results, and the simple fact is that the Vertex 450 chewed through all of them without missing a beat. That’s something that SandForce SSDs simply cannot do. You simply get excellent bang for your buck with this new drive.

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June 21, 2013

Hardware Canucks

OCZ’s Vertex 450 represents a seamless blend of technologies in order to create a drive that caters to budget-conscious buyers but doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of performance. It is without a doubt one of the SSD market’s best values. If you are looking for an enthusiast grade drive that can run with the Vectors of this world but don’t want to shell out a small fortune, the new Vertex 450 deserves careful consideration.

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June 19, 2013

Benchmark Reviews

In our storage benchmark tests the Vertex 450 solid state drive performed up to this speed, producing respectable results that compare the fastest SATA-based products previously tested. It's clear that OCZ have designed their Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller inside the Vertex 450 SSD series to deliver superior performance and reliability in real-world usage scenarios.

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June 04, 2013

PC World

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance. The Vertex 450 is fast drive, reasonably priced, and a nice addition to the OCZ portfolio.  It should certainly be on your short list.

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May 31, 2013

Tom's Hardware

The Vertex 450 is scorching fast in our trace replay, coming in just behind OCZ's Vector. This is a real-worldish case where OCZ's crafty firmware optimization pays dividends. The Vertex 450 gives you the superior price-per-gigabyte figure.

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May 28, 2013

Storage Review

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB held its own amongst some tough competition, but with performance tending toward the middle of the high-performance consumer group, proving well for an affordable mainstream SSD. Where the drive did perform best was in our server profile testing which is weighted heavily toward reads.

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May 23, 2013

Tweak Town

OCZ tunes their drives for real-world performance. The Vertex 450 256GB does very well

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May 23, 2013

Hot Hardware

There’s no question that OCZ has a really nice drive on its hands with the 256GB Vertex 450 SSD. In most of our benchmark tests, it either beat the competition or hung close to the top two or three drives. Regardless, the Vertex 450 showed solid consistency and great bandwidth across all workloads.

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May 23, 2013

Tech Spot

Looking at our file copy tests, the Vertex 450 256GB matched the Vector 256GB in the single large file test, it was slightly faster in the game copy test and much faster in the program copy test. The Vertex 450 looks to be a worthy successor to the Vertex 4, offering better performance, reliability and pricing.

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May 23, 2013

Legit Review

Once again we have to commend OCZ for putting out a splendid drive and based on what we've seen from the Vector drive to date, it should have solid reliability to pair with its impressive performance. The Vector drive is certainly one of the best drives on the market and the Vertex 450 is not far off in terms of performance

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May 23, 2013

PC Perspective

The Vertex 450 handles these mixed workloads with no issue, turning in the same excellent performance seen by the Vector. This is good to see. The performance leads the pack, and now so does the price. So long as they can stay stocked at these prices, the Vertex 450 may very well become my default recommendation for an SSD.

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May 23, 2013

The SSD Review

If there is one thing that the Barefoot 3 controller has brought to the table, it is great performance regardless of file type.  Just like the Vector and the Vertex 4, the Vertex 450 easily handles 100% incompressible data that we would typically see in media files, and transfer speeds above 500MB/s are typical. The OCZ Vertex 450 is a great looking SSD with a solid build, capable of performance equal to and above that of many upper tier SSDs.

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May 23, 2013

MyCE

As a system drive with the operating system and applications running from the OCZ Vertex 450, this SSD is pretty hard to fault. Its excellent reading performance ensures that applications launch very quickly, and writing performance is outstanding across the board. The OCZ Vertex 450 is a very fast SSD, competitively priced, and is a worthy successor to the original Vertex 4 series SSD

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May 23, 2013

APH Networks

Brace yourself for some cutting edge performance. The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is one fine storage device to behold. This SSD promises a lot -- and delivers a lot -- for the price it commands. If you are looking for cutting edge performance without paying cutting edge price, the OCZ Vertex 450 256GB is the one to buy.

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Europe Reviews

PC Comparatif (France)

The Vertex 450 offers good write performance. With an affordable price, good bundle and sleek design we give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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February 04, 2014

Moj Mikro (Slovenia)

It represents a turning point in terms of the sacrificing quality and performance in favour of price as the price per GB went below 1 euro. With many SSDs on offer consumers should be aware that not all are the same and the best ones are worth the premium as they can save you from trouble in the long run.

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December 31, 2013

PC Gaming (Italy)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is definitely a great SSD but the bundle gives it an extra dimension and the three-year warranty completes the package. We recommend the purchase of this product to anyone who is looking for good stability and reliability.

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December 18, 2013

GeForce Italia

OCZ Vertex 450 has proven to be an excellent SSD features an excellent build quality and respectable performance. Because we are very pleased with the product we give it our Gold award and we have decided to make it a permanent part of our testing rig.

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December 18, 2013

Lesnumeriques (France)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is ranked in the top of SSDs

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December 04, 2013

Let's Talk Tech

OCZ’s in-house Barefoot 3 M10 series controller can boost performance to almost the maximum levels that SATA III (6GB/s) bus will allow. If you are looking for a top performing, durable and feature rich SSD with high longevity – then the OCZ Vertex 450 ticks all the boxes.

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December 04, 2013

Extra Hardware (Czech Republic)

The Vertex 450 provides the best stable performance in every test, even in a long 12 hour test. By writing to the whole drive in first SLC mode it is able to offer high performance and in case of a larger data footprint the smart garbage collection algorithm also ensures good sustained performance.

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December 03, 2013

El Chapuzas Informatico (Spain)

The OCZ Vertex 450 provides an exceptional performance in both writing and reading through the combination of Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller with Micron MLC memories. In our reading tests, the OCZ Vertex 450 shows excellent performance in all proofs, especially at 4K-QD32 blocks. Moreover, where it really shines is in writing, surpassing all previously analyzed models in all aspects.

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December 03, 2013

PC World (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 uses the same controller as the Vector but at a lower speed which means it will still perform very well. Windows and your favorite programs will boot in a matter of seconds and we think it will be in particular interesting for those who currently want to swap their 128GB drive for a 256GB drive.

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December 03, 2013

Macworld (Hungary)

Based upon a lower clocked version of the Barefoot 3 controller its performance comes very close to that of OCZ’s high-performance Vector.

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December 03, 2013

Arab Hardware

The new OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD deserves the Golden Award for its overall performance especially its write speeds

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November 25, 2013

Igelice (Germany)

We can highly recommend the Vertex 450. It not showed a high performance in our synthetic benchmarks but also performed brey well during our everyday tests.

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November 22, 2013

Techstation (Italy)

With a completely updated design, the Vertex 450’s performance is very striking. While the NAND size decreased by 20% it still managed to come very close to the performance of the Vector.

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November 22, 2013

PC Professionale (Italy)

Our tests show a very good performance of the OCZ Vertex 450, even at high loads. Experiencing that the SSD is close to the high performance model Vector but at a more affordable price.

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November 15, 2013

TechSweden

The Vertex 450 128GB is a fast drive, after prolonged usage it still performs very well.

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November 13, 2013

Chip (Italy)

Evolving from the Vertex 4, OCZ Vertex 450 shares a likeness to the Vector, but built on different NAND and a small variation on the controller. The SSD delivers top performance and at an affordable price level

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November 04, 2013

Technews (Lithuania)

The Vertex 450’s sustained performance looks quite good. With only minor adjustments to the controller which we first saw in the Vector the overall performance is also still high in all tests.

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October 31, 2013

All SSD (Russia)

For high speed performance, we reward the SSD OCZ Vertex 450 with our Performance Boosting award. Anyone who will use this drive will enjoy high speeds on their PC or laptop.

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October 23, 2013

CHIP (Hungary)

The Vertex 450’s secret ingredient in its battle for conquering the mainstream market is without a doubt its sustainable performance. In the long run the Vertex 450 performed very well and showed an unwavering performance making it into a very good choice.

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October 23, 2013

Twoje PC (Poland)

The Vertex 450 can rank itself easily amongst the fastest drives in the market. Whether it is one large file such as an HD 1080P file or thousands of small files, it performs well in every situation.

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October 22, 2013

Easycom (Ukraine)

The Vertex 450 is without a doubt a drive to be on the lookout for. Not only does it support the latest technological features, but it also offers a high performance and very low latencies.

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October 21, 2013

Bits 'n Chips (Italy)

With a performance which can only be triumphed by the Vector and a price which is very reasonable the Vertex 450 is a very interesting drive for those looking for good value for money. Through the use of the Barefoot 3 M10 controller you get to enjoy high performance regardless of the compressibility of the file and sustained performance in the long run.

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October 15, 2013

VIDI Magazine (Croatia)

Vertex 450; a step forward in performance

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October 09, 2013

PC Magazin (Germany)

Combining Micron flash with their own technology proved to be very successful when we tested the Vertex 450. Especially when it comes to writing small files it is able to stand out from the competition.

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October 08, 2013

Inside Geeks (Portugal)

Vector performance at a very attractive price. Based on technology that we also encountered when we tested the Vector the Vertex 450 performed very well in our tests. Offered at a very attractive price the Vertex 450 is an excellent choice.

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October 08, 2013

eTeknix

IOPS are something that many people overlook when comparing drives, and for those who are doing photo and more importantly video editing, higher IOPs have a huge advantage along with strong read and write speeds.If you’re on the mainstream upgrade path from a 128GB drive and you don’t mind spending a shade more IO performance then this is a drive to consider.

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October 08, 2013

Plug In Reviews (Portugal)

Vertex 450 256GB is the ideal upgrade. It offers plenty of storage capacity, high performance, and with the provided Acronis cloning software the transition is easier than ever before.

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October 08, 2013

Hardware Upgrade (Italy)

Regardless of the situation the Vertex 450 showed very high read and write speeds throughout our tests. Even we filled the drive up to 75% of its capacity it still showed a very stable performance.

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October 08, 2013

Gamers (Austria)

Without comprising on performance compared to its predecessor the Vertex 450 now also offers very good value for money.

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October 04, 2013

Madshrimps (Belgium)

Vertex 450 delivers good performance at a competitive price and does not fall short regarding supported technologies compared to the award-winning Vector.

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October 03, 2013

Megaobzor (Russia)

This is a really high-quality solid-state drive and a very good drive to replace HDD’s in laptops.

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September 30, 2013

BHMag (France)

As proven by our benchmarks, the OCZ Vertex SSD 450 256GB is a high performance SSD and offers first-class rates. In the real-life jobs such as transferring files like photos / videos or you regularly install software and games you really feel the value. Without a doubt, the drive is expected to give a facelift to any PC without SSD or with a first-generation model.

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September 27, 2013

Technic 3D (Germany)

The Vertex 450 is a very strong contender in the high-end SSD segment. We measured a very stable performance which is perfect for everyday use.

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September 27, 2013

Nordic Hardware

OCZ Vertex 450: One of the fastest drives on the market. There's a lot to like with the Vertex 450. It has the same design and the same feeling as Vector. It is incredibly fast and performs very well in all our tests.

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September 27, 2013

The Lab (Greece)

Next to very good write speeds the Vertex 450 also showed an exemplary performance in our endurance tests.

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September 27, 2013

By The Way (Greece)

The Vertex 450 is not only one of the best performing SSDs but also comes standard with a very rich bundle of accessories which make it a very attractive product.

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September 23, 2013

Tech Power Up

OCZ's Vertex 450 is a worthy replacement for the Vertex 4. The Vertex 450 matches the Vertex 4 in terms of performance, but comes at significantly reduced pricing.

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September 20, 2013

Ginjfo (France)

It’s a mighty powerful and power efficient SSD

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September 10, 2013

FICD (Russia)

The Vertex 450 256GB is a great example of what an SSD should offer. With a low power consumption and high sustainable read and write speeds it will satisfy most laptop users.

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September 10, 2013

Mod Your Case (Germany)

The Vertex 450 left a very good impression. The performance is just behind than the Vector and its current price make it a very interesting drive.

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September 04, 2013

Hardware Magazine (France)

The strength in write and overall sequential performance make the OCZ Vertex 450 a serious competitor to the Samsung 840 Pro

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September 01, 2013

CHIP (Germany)

By showing high performance throughout our tests the Vertex 450 has earned its place among the 10 best SSDs currently available.

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August 29, 2013

Bug (Croatia)

The new Vertex 450 offers very high random read and write speeds and a good overall performance regardless of the file type.

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August 27, 2013

Notebookcheck Germany)

There’s no question that the Vertex 450 performs well enough to compete with the best drives on the market

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August 20, 2013

TodoHTPC (Spain)

The OCZ Vertex 450 256GB was the first SSD in our lab that broke the sequential write performance of 500 MB/s limit. The outstanding Performance is nearly the same in read and write and it has earned our Recommended award.

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August 15, 2013

SSD-Test (Germany)

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August 08, 2013

Dinside (Norway)

The Vertex 450 is an excellent SSD with a very high performance. Especially in terms of IOPS it really outperforms its predecessor.

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August 08, 2013

Vortez (United Kingdom)

Vertex 450 is OCZ’s second attempt using an Indilinx controller and it has successfully proven its worth with this new drive.

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August 07, 2013

Insomnia (Greece)

The Vertex 450 brings outstanding performance to the mainstream category.

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August 07, 2013

Ipon (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 from OCZ is a good drive, especially when it comes to writing speed

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August 06, 2013

PC Ekspert (Croatia)

Compared to its predecessor the Vertex 450 with its new 20nm NAND flash performed very well throughout our tests and with a guaranteed 20GB of writes per day for three years it is a very durable drive.

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August 01, 2013

Tech Radar (United Kingdom)

The Vertex 450 is right up there in almost every metric. Sequential reads and writes are close enough to the competition that it hardly matters, and so are our application tests. Random write performance is as good as it gets, too.

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July 30, 2013

Xtreme Hardware

The performance of the Vertex 450 is considerably higher than its predecessor and even close to highest performing SSDs like the Vector

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July 29, 2013

C't Magazine (Germany)

With an updated version of the Barefoot 3 controller and new 20nm flash the Vertex 450 comes very close to the performance of the Vector. In addition OCZ also guarantees 20GB of writes per day for three years and added a AES 256-bit encryption to the drive.

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July 22, 2013

Pro Hardver (Hungary)

The Vertex 450 combines the basis of a proven high-end series with a price that makes it into very attractive product. Overall it offers a good performance which is why we think it is a really cool product.

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July 15, 2013

HardwareLuxx (Sweden)

Everything indicates that the OCZ Vertex 450 is one of the best models on the market. It is one of the few models that has the ability to compete with the Samsung 840 PRO and especially when looking at price / performance, this device is very interesting.

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July 01, 2013

Monitor Magazine (Slovenia)

The Vertex 450 not only promises high performance and reliability but also a reduced energy consumption in the process. The measured read and writes set new records within the affordable 256GB range of SSDs which makes it into a very good drive for enthusiasts and advanced users.

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June 26, 2013

PC World (Norway)

OCZ Vertex 450 delivers very good performance. It is a slightly more affordable alternative to OCZ turbocharged Vector SSD.

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June 19, 2013

Hardware.no (Norway)

The Vertex 450 is a very solid product and the performance it delivers is of a level which we have not seen in a long time.

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June 19, 2013

Tweak PC (Germany)

The OCZ Vertex 450 is a successful replacement for the Vertex 4. The performance is very high and is close to the top model Vector. With that said, the Vertex 450 belongs to the fastest SSDs available today and you get an extremely high performance at an affordable price.

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June 14, 2013

01net (France_

Vertex 450 rated 3rd best out of all SSDs, check out the test results!

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June 14, 2013

Hardware-Mag (Germany)

The OCZ Vertex 450 specifically convinced us with its performance. Especially in terms of a system drive, it belongs to the best SSD’s in the market.

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June 14, 2013

Gamezoom (Austria)

The Vertex 450 is one of the best 20nm SSD on the market. A real no-brainer for enthusiasts and gamers.

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June 10, 2013

Next Hardware (Italy)

Top performance in an elegant design.

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June 06, 2013

PC SK (Slovakia)

When writing incompressible files the Vertex 450 can easily match the performance of the high performance models, and when the drive is completely filled it shows the highest performance that we have ever seen.

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June 05, 2013

Clubic (France)

Overall the performance of the Vertex 450 is very similar to the Vector. Compared to the Vertex 4 it made some significant progress when reading small files. With the Vertex 450 OCZ has once again made a very good drive that has a nice finish, comes standard with cloning software and is backed by a three year warranty.

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May 30, 2013

KitGuru

OCZ have clearly been tweaking their latest firmware, showing excellent all round performance in both incompressible and compressible tests. Excellent all round performance and another high point for OCZ this year.

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May 29, 2013

Noticias 3D (Spain)

Given that fact it also behaves very similar to the Vector with very high speeds across the board making it a perfect drive for any type of use. And while it wasn’t able to outperform the Vector in terms of read speeds it is even able to show us a higher write speeds. Overall the Vertex 450 is a very good drive worthy of our recommendation.

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May 29, 2013

PC Games Hardware (Germany)

The Vertex 450 performed very well; next to performance levels that are on par with the highest performing models in the market it also became more energy efficient.

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May 29, 2013

HispaZone (Spain)

The Vertex 450 is fast, has great prices, and a new well-crafted aluminum design. Perfect for every application.

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May 28, 2013

Hardware Heaven

Performance can't really be faulted, this drive performs right at the top end of the market despite being pushed as a lower spec/price alternative to the Vector. The video related performance is great and real world tests show the Vertex 450 to compete well with drives based on alternate controllers.

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May 23, 2013

Guru3D

The Vertex 450 is an SSD that has been beefed up to shock, awe and conquer. The device passes 500 MB/s in both read and writes. It shines overall at read performance and is ridiculously fast at write performance, especially sustained. We can only conclude that the OCZ Vertex 450 SSD is a terrific product that we can recommend very much, it's storage sweetness.

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May 23, 2013

Hardware Info

The performance is good, as the combination of the slightly lower-clocked Barefoot 3 controller and 20 nm memory works well and provides consistent performance over time. When you look at similar SSDs from other manufacturers, the pricing is pretty competitive, which would make this an interesting product.

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May 23, 2013

Ocaholic (Switzerland)

Since the Vertex 450 is based on a OCZ's own Barefoot 3 M10 controller there will be no performance drops when transferring compressed data. If you’re looking for an fast and affordable drive we highly recommend the Vertex 450.

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May 23, 2013

The Overclock Hole (Italy)

The performance Vertex 450 is very close to that of the Vector and with the same rich bundle it is a very attractive product.

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May 07, 2012

HWBox (Greece)

OCZ did a very good job in developing the Vertex 450. While based upon 20nm flash the performance comes very close to that of the Vector. Overall the Vertex 450 made a very good impression.

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PC Magazine (Greece)

With a read speed of 500MB/s and 85,000 IOPS the Vertex 450 offers plenty of performance to even satisfy the most demanding users.

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Pure PC (Poland)

The Vertex 450 128GB truly offers excellent performance at a very affordable price. The Barefoot 3 M10 controller is without doubt one of the fastest controllers on the market as the Vertex 450 256GB clearly shows.

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The Lab (Greece)

Next to very good write speeds the Vertex 450 also showed an exemplary performance in our endurance tests.”

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Latin America Reviews

Asia Reviews

PC Home (China): Best of 2013

Vertex 450 adopts advanced Barefoot 3 M10 controller and 20nm Nand flash to deliver flagship level performance, which is close to Vector SSD. Vertex 450 has strong garbage collection and stable performance to win over other brand SSDs.

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January 16, 2014

PC Media Magazine (Indonesia)

True to our expectation, OCZ Vertex 450 achieved an almost perfect score to various tests we gave.

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January 01, 2014

Chip Magazine (Indonesia)

With 20nm NAND Flash, this SSD showed an awesome speed, and the price is worth its value.

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January 01, 2014

Hardware Zone (Singapore)

As we have seen in our results, OCZ’s Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller is a very capable one. Both the Vertex 450 and Vector exhibited very good performance and was pretty consistent throughout.

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November 17, 2013

Postants (Taiwan)

The speed of write and read is stable

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November 17, 2013

HKEPC (Hong Kong)

Vertex 450 is more close to mainstream player on price, it is definitely a competitive product.

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November 01, 2013

EXPreview (China)

Vertex 450 overall performance is as good as Vector SSD.

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September 30, 2013

HWM (Singapore)

We tested the Vertex 450 with AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark and lometer and found its overall performance to be very good. These times were comparable to the OCZ Vector and other high-end SSDs such as the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and Corsair Neutron GTX.

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September 18, 2013

52 Hardware (China)

Vertex450 adopts indlinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller and 20nm Nand to upgrade its performance and is high performance-to-price ratio for mainstream SSD market.

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September 17, 2013

Quick PC (Thailand)

OCZ has developed the controller to perform with magnificent performance as we’ve seen in Vector which is the top performance SSD from OCZ. On top of that, we can experience the superb performance of this SSD on real usage.

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August 22, 2013

Xfastest (Taiwan)

Vertex 450 offers the special optimized high speed transition performance and next generation 20nm MLC storage unit in order to have a new experience. Vertex 450 will be categorized in the middle of a enthusiastic and high performance, and it will be as a main character of OCZ SSD products.

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August 20, 2013

DOSV (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.”

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August 13, 2013

MicroComputer (China)

“Vertex 450 is good at both performance and convenience to use, adding reasonable price is best choice for gamers.

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August 04, 2013

Coolaler (Taiwan)

The efficiency of Vertex 450 is really brilliant.

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July 31, 2013

Mobile1 (Taiwan)

After using OCZ Vertex 450, no matter setting up games or playing games, it’s always faster than others

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July 25, 2013

Computer DIY (Taiwan)

It’s difficult to find out the competitors of Vertex 450, especially in the speed of 4K writing performance

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July 22, 2013

PC ADV' (Taiwan)

In some benchmark categories, the Vertex 450 writing speed is far superior to the M5 Pro...the performance of IOPS nearly gets the landslide victory of others.

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July 22, 2013

Techbang (Taiwan)

The cost-effectiveness for Vertex 450 is more valuable for the smart users who are looking forward to experience the 'perceptible' computer effectiveness.

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July 18, 2013

OC (Taiwan)

Vertex 450 SSD displays the high level performance quality.

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July 18, 2013

Inpai (China)

Vertex 450 performance is excellent and close to high-end Vector SSD that is suitable for mainstream users. Vertex 450 read/write is satisfied close to 500MB/s and 4K-64Thrd speed over 110,000 IOPS.

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July 11, 2013

PC Online (China)

OCZ Vertex450 128GB adopts Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 and Micron 20 nm NAND to deliver excellent performance that wining over Samsung 840 and Plextor M5S

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June 19, 2013

PC POP (China)

Vertex 450 adopts new Barefoot 3 M10 increases 20nm Nand speed and delivers excellent performance compared with Vertex4.

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June 03, 2013

ZOL (China)

Vertex 450 adopts Barefoot 3 M10 and 20nm Nand to increases up to 90,000 IOPS and stronger read/write speed.

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May 31, 2013

EZone (Hong Kong)

Vertex 450 delivers 540/525MBs in read/write and up to 90,000IOPS to beat Seagate 600 SSD in several write tests and distinguish in overall performance.

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February 01, 2012

DOS/V (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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DOS/V (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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DOSV (Japan)

Vertex 450 is an excellent drive in mid-class range SSD and highly recommended as system drive. Compared performance with Vector & M4, Vertex 450 write & random performance is very close to Vector.

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Australasia Reviews

APC Magazine

Going by our benchmarks, the 450 carves out something of a unique niche. Competitive sequential read and write speeds, good random write performance [and] random write performance is as good as it gets, too.

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November 17, 2013

Oceanic Esports

Performance wise, the OCZ Vertex 450 is pretty much a market standard in terms of speed and functionality as you can see with the benchmark against the Samsung 840 PRO.

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November 07, 2013

Good Gear Guide

If you’re looking to speed up an old or even a new PC or laptop, buying a solid-state drive is one of the smartest choices you can make. OCZ’s Vertex 450 is a strong contender in the mid-range, enthusiast solid-state drive market.

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August 21, 2013

Chip Online (Indonesia)

OCZ Vertex 450 able to show that the read performance can compete even able to outperform other SSD in its class”

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August 21, 2013

Middle East Reviews

Teknoseyir (Turkey)

The OCZ Vertex 450 has a top-of-the-line IOPS scores that makes it a solid SSD offering premium performance while keeping the user’s budget intact. A solid product that deserves our recommendation.

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November 04, 2013

T-break

The OCZ Vertex 450 writes faster in all tests. What it all comes down to is the pricing between these two drives... the OCZ Vertex 450 is listed significantly cheaper, with that big of a difference, our opinion goes in the favor of the OCZ Vertex.

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