A simple trashing of the warranty void sticker and four screw removals and we were inside the Vertex 460.
The image looks virtually the same as we saw with the Vertex 450 including the thermal pad on the controller. As well it should. It’s essentially the same save for the smaller architecture NAND which isn’t exactly visible to the naked eye.
The first side of the PCB carries half of the NAND packages and one of the cache chips.
The 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND carries the part number TH58TEG7DDJBA4C and is a change from the Vertex 450 which carried Micron NAND. Obviously, this is the result of the acquisition by Toshiba and frankly the one piece of the pie that OCZ was missing – in house NAND manufacture.
Flipping the board over, we see the remaining NAND, the second cache chip and the controller.
The Micron DDR3-1333 SDRAM cache chips carry FBGA# D9LGK and are each 256MB in capacity giving this 240GB drive 512MB of cache which is the same as on the previous generation 450 drive.