[QUOTE=Dee;2688504]hmm. That isn’t my quote.
The Vertex 450 does have a different controller from the Vector. The Vector is Barefoot 3, the Vertex 450 is Barefoot 3 M10.
Vertex 450 also consumes less power.
Vector MSRP is $299.99 compared to Vertex 450 which is $234.99.
If money is not a concern then the Vector is the better choice as it has 25nm NAND and a 5 year warranty, but Vertex 450 is very good value, IMO.
And performance is not far behind.[/QUOTE]
I took that quote from OCZ. I also made a mistake , I was not aware that the Barefoot 3 had a new model (M10) I wish I had read a little slower, my fault. But as we all know these MSRP prices are not reality, most Amazon sites and others all have them at different prices, the Vector is going for more than MSRP in some cases. I will be interested to see what the 450 is initially priced at. Still the price points are close and the Vector seems to be the superior drive, like I said I have yet to try the 450 but from your review, they seem very close. You know I purchase by what I read in your reviews and while this is absolutely a superior SSD, I just cant seem to find a way to choose it over the Vector with the MSRP prices being so close. Lets see what they actually sell for on Amazon and other sites like Newegg soon. I apologize for quoting another source But the information in the quote is accurate I believe. I just quoted it because it was a concise sentence.
Here is an example of the prices of the 256gb Vector on Amazon
So the prices are relatively the same, if the 450 is released at the MSRP.