Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computers & Tablets > 
All Laptop Accessories > 
Internal SSDs > 
OCZ Technology > 
Item#: 9SIA0AJ1GB4302

OCZ Vertex 450 Series VTX450-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Storage Designed for Today's Multimedia, Multitasking World

Get to know next-generation storage at its finest. Using the latest 20nm NAND flash process, OCZ Vertex 450 SSDs deliver performance and reliability designed to empower your laptop or desktop to be faster and more responsive. Engineered by longtime SSD experts, the OCZ Vertex 450 Series delivers the performance, productivity, and energy efficiency missing from your current system. Clear your life of computer lag, and get a computing experience worthy of your time.

If you want lasting reliability, durability, and stealth operation, here it is. With revolutionary SSD quality and technology in every drive, the Vertex 450 Series is built to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance.

Proving storage can-and should-do more than store. Vertex 450 SSDs dramatically accelerate gaming, content creation, and multimedia applications, while driving an improved overall computing experience. Imagine faster file transfers, quicker boot ups, and system responsiveness that makes you wonder why you stuck with that hard drive for so long. Get to know next-generation storage at its finest.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTX450-25SAT3-256G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 450 Series
Model
VTX450-25SAT3-256G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Indilinx
Height
7mm
Width
69.75mm
Depth
99.7mm
Weight
0.25 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
540 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write
525MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 90,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,700,000 hours

Features

Features
•Cutting-edge OCZ proprietary controller technology, the Barefoot 3 M10, delivers superior performance and endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity

•Advanced suite of NAND flash management keeps your drive at higher sustained performance over the long term

•Designed for ultimate reliability with in-house technology and high quality components based on the latest technology

•Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data,. ZIP files and software

•Bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis® True Image™ cloning software with Windows® 8 support to easily transfer data from your old hard drive

•Sleek alloy housing offers slimmer 7mm z-height for compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.60W
Power Consumption (Active)
2.65W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +55°C
Storage Temperature
-45°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G/0.5ms

Package Content

Package Content
OCZ Vertex 450 Series 2.5" SATA III SSD
Acronis True Image HD cloning software registration key
3.5" desktop adaptor

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology VTX450-25SAT3-256G

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Clinton L.
  • 8/23/2014 8:07:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked Great until it died...

Pros: This thing was fast, big space, and ran out of the box with no firmware updates like some said. I was in the clear, or so I thought. Just last night nearly 9 months later, the thing died on me. No windows OS detected, cant even reinstall and the disk is a brick. No warning due to weird behavior or anything. I have a back up, but I need to replace this thing. It's way past the RMA time and I am eating the whole cost. Very bummed. I also want to note, that this is the first piece of hardware I have ever owned to fail. Just straight up die on me. I take excellent care of everything and have been building PCs for years. Count me as lucky, I may have just gotten my first run of bad luck, but just to be safe, I won't be buying OCZ tech anymore. Sorry OCZ...

Cons: Didn't stand the test of time.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

I am sorry to read you have encountered a problem with the Vertex 450. If the drive was purchased new you can still request a RMA for the drive. The Vertex 450 includes a 3-year warranty directly with OCZ Storage Solutions. Please contact me using the email address below and I will gladly help troubleshoot and arrange for a RMA if necessary.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Zane M.
  • 8/17/2014 2:59:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 6 months

Pros: Fast when it's working

Cons: Failed yesterday with no warning

Other Thoughts: Hopefully RMA goes smoothly

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Juan R.
  • 6/21/2014 4:16:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo NOT purchase!!!

Pros: None.

Cons: - SSD will NOT work out of the box. You will need to install a firmware update, and hope that the drive will last you more than a couple months before dying for good.

- Customer support at OCZ is uesless.

- Want to RMA your broken drive? Well enjoy having to cover the shipping fee.

Other Thoughts: I see why OCZ filed for bankruptcy in 2013. I will no longer support this company or its products. I ended up purchasing a WD VelociRaptor.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are more than happy and willing to help you with your issues! Our records show an open support ticket with correspondance that stops on June 18th. If you still require assistance with this problem, please reply to our most recent communication sent on June 18th and a Support Tech will gladly assist. If you are having any issues with the ticket system you can contact me directly using the email address below.

It is important to us that we resolve your issue. We look forward to resuming communication with you!

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Juan R.
  • 5/27/2014 7:57:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work

Other Thoughts: Originally purchased in September of 2013. My 2 TB main drive was on it's last legs, so I decided to upgrade my build with a SSD. After I received the drive, I proceeded to perform a clean install of Windows 7 x64 bit. After the first day or so, the BSOD's and crashes started. I thought it may have been an error on my end, so I clean installed it again... same issues. I contacted OCZ, and they were very unhelpful. I contacted Newegg and let them know about the issues, and they worked with OCZ to get the problem fixed. I was sent a new drive, and I clean installed Windows once more. It worked for about a week, before I noticed all of the issues starting up again (BSOD, crashes, etc). I couldn't believe that I was sent another faulty drive, so I thought it may have been other issues. Due to work/family constraints, I wasn't able to have it looked at for several months, so my rig was nothing more than a paper weight for about 8 months. I was able to finally get it into a repair shop, as I had no idea what was wrong with it anymore (crash logs weren't recording, tests showed everything was working, I installed new RAM, new Graphics card etc). The repair shop was able to confirm that the drive was faulty, and that all the hardware in my rig was healthy. Really OCZ? Two faulty drives? I'm going to contact OCZ once more, so I will post an update after the issue has been resolved. For now though, buyer beware! I do not recommend this SSD!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

Please contact us about the issues you are experiencing. I am confident we can resolve the problems. Usually problems with multiple drives on the same system are related to another problem component. We will work to determine what is causing the issue and if it is the drive we will make the necessary RMA arrangements in accordance with the OCZ Storage Solutions Limited Warranty.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the difficulties you have endured!

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Christopher P.
  • 5/25/2014 4:10:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOCZ was fast with the RMA

Pros: Great when it works.

Cons: Is not recognized by the BIOS on boot. Sometimes disappears from the system while in use. Cannot be relied on.

Other Thoughts: I contacted OCZ directly as I was outside of the 30 day Newegg return period. The asked me to mail them the unit and a copy of my NewEgg Invoice. I should receive the new unit next week. No hassles.

I like that there is a OCZ representative reading the reviews on this site. For me, It goes a long way toward increasing my confidence in the brand.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

Thank you for sharing your RMA process feedback. In the unfortunate event you run into an unexpected issue with a product, it is important to us that the resolution is quick and hassle-free. Thank you also for sharing your "Other Thoughts". Just as OCZ is committed to bringing you the best products for your computer, we strive to provide the best customer support in the industry. Monitoring customer product feedback is an important part of that.

If you experience any issues in the future please contact me directly and I will gladly assist.

Best Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christopher P.
  • 5/3/2014 12:23:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSometimes Works

Pros: Fast When it works.

Cons: Not reliable as a Primary Drive.

Other Thoughts: Wanted to use this as a primary Boot Drive. For some reason, the drive would disappear from the system. This would cause my computer to simply Freeze. Multiple restarts would eventually initialize it and then the computer would Boot. I updated my MB firmware, Drive Firmware (currently 2.0), and made sure it was not the SATA cables. I don't know if the Powersource is causing this or not, but it works fine with my other HD's. I shelved it until after school (45 days later ) and now I don't have the option of retuning or replacing it because it is longer than 30 days. I love the idea of a Solid State Drive, I just with my first experience would had gone differently.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

Please contact me directly about this issue. I may be able to correct this without the need for an exchange but can certainly arrange that if necessary. When contacting me please provide as much information about your system as possible, such as motherboard/system model and BIOS version, installed OS, and power supply model.

You may contact me using the email address below.

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Kurt O.
  • 5/3/2014 11:15:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad support

Pros: the price was good for the size

Cons: I had one go dead on me. I tried to contact OCZ support because it was outside the returns period for Newegg. OCZ kept asking dumb questions about what was wrong when I was very technical and specific about the issue. My conclusion is that they are making this return a pain because they want me to get frustrated and go away.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Our Technical Support should always offer reasonable troubleshooting. From experience, many issues experienced are easily correctable and are not the fault of the storage device. However, our Technical Support process should always be directly aligned with information given and should not be redundant. Our goal is to provide you the fastest solution possible and often that involves correcting the issue remotely in lieu of a RMA. If you have developed the impression that our support was consciously trying to make the RMA request painful then we have failed to properly understand or communicate. For that I apologize.

I would appreciate the opportunity to review your support case and history. If your situation is still in need of a resolution I can definitely assist with that. At the very least I can review our communication and suggest improvements to our internal process if necessary.

You may contact me using the email address below. Please include your ticket or RMA number in your correspondence.

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • jerod w.
  • 4/19/2014 4:02:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFAILED in 2 Months!

Pros: Did what it needed to do for the first month and a half of owning it. Fast loads and booting.

Cons: Officially DEAD as of 4-17-2014. noticed some system files missing late night on the 15th, next morning my computer didnt awake from sleep state. Every effort to identifiy the SSD with the system failed. Only took 2 months for this thing to burn out.

Other Thoughts: Currently working with OCZ support, havnt heard back since yesterday, it is however a Saturday.

PSS: all divers/firmware/BIOS were up to date. judging by all the response i see on here, this thing is Trash!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jose S.
  • 4/3/2014 12:46:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAs fast as more expensive units.

Pros: -Advertized speed. As fast as Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in real user scenarios. I cannot tell the difference between the two, unless I run a benchmark or use Photoshop… where Samsung beat OCZ by a second.
-SSD bracket included.
-Acronis TrueImage HD included (as a download)
-Excellent price ($145) when in sale (The main reason I took the plunge) Good regular price .
-It arrived with latest 2.0 firmware

Cons: I am a little concerned about its reliability.
It also had a $15 rebate which I never got (-1 egg). Where's my money?

Other Thoughts: -I was very reluctant to order an OCZ SSD drive, since when it comes to reliability OCZ didn’t seem to have a good grasp on the technology.
-First time I don't get a rebate. I was supposed to get a $15 rebate card and I after 10 weeks I have not received anything and I did follow all steps as instructed and kept copies. Took one egg for that reason, otherwise 5 eggies.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Galen M.
  • 3/24/2014 3:46:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAdditional Comment

Pros: I am commenting to "Robert" who just sent me an e-mail from OCZ "correcting me" on my earlier post. He states that the OCZ Vertex 450 series VTX450-256G 2.5" 256 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid state drive had been flashed Rev 1.0, 1.17, and 2.0 long before I received it. THAT IS NOT CORRECT. Go back and read my earlier post. I said, and I say again, that we went to the OCZ website where we checked what revision we had. It read from from OCZ's website at REVISION 1.0 That drive came out of a cellophane package !

Cons: I do not feel that the information that "Robert" gave me is correct.

Other Thoughts: I stand behind what I said earlier. There are still some "bugs" in these drives. And the public is getting the opportunity of guinea pigging the drives. I do not doubt that they will get better and become trouble free, but today ?

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

It may be best if you contact me directly, as I can help you personally with any continued problem you are experiencing. I do need to publicly correct some misquotes and misinformation. I never said "that the OCZ Vertex 450 series VTX450-256G 2.5" 256 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid state drive had been flashed Rev 1.0, 1.17, and 2.0 long before I received it" as you stated in your feedback. What I actually said is "The Vertex 450 has had 3 firmware updates, 2 from initial manufacturing and 1 public release. These are firmwares 1.0, 1.17, and 2.0." This was in response to the misinformation from your 2nd review, which stated "There have been 4-7 OTHER REVISIONS IN FIRMWARE for the drive I am describing, not counting the latest Revision 2.0." That leads other users to falsly believe there have been a minimum of 5 released updates and possibly as many as 8. That is not correct and I do not want other users or potential users to be confused or misled.

I am more than happy to discuss any of this with you personally. It is important to me that you are confident in your replacement product. Your earlier review indicated you had taken to drive to a friend at a computer store to perform the firmware update - if this is not the case I will gladly help with that. The firmware update process is a simple point and click procedure and takes less than 5 minutes.

I am very sorry you experienced issues with your initial Vertex 450 and understand your frustration. If I can help in any way moving forward please let me know. I can be reached anytime using the contact information below.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computers & Tablets > 
All Laptop Accessories > 
Internal SSDs > 
OCZ Technology > 
Item#: 9SIA0AJ1GB4302
Related Products
Finally, the drive you’ve been waiting for! Using ...
OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drives unleash the ...
As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex ...
General Brand OCZ Series Vertex 3.20 Model VTX3 ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.