Would you rather be the best of the worst, or the worst of the best? For most people, the obvious choice would be the latter. Being the best of the worst means you are still among the best; being the best of the worst means, despite all merits, you are still one of the worst. To put it in perspective, I would like to quote something I wrote in my Gigabyte Fly review last year. “[The Ultimate Bass Experience] claim is no different than someone saying they are the richest person in the country… except they live in Zimbabwe.” On the other hand, as logical as this sounds, being the best of the worst is not all roses and flowers all the time. Recently, I was taking a fourth year Electrical Engineering course in Algorithms for Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits, and I got 49 out of 50 on the midterm. Pretty good, right? Unquestionably, I am among the best of the class, but two of my buddies got 50 out of 50. The only reason why I lost one mark was because I got Question 1, Part A, Subsection A incorrect. Oh, man. Sometimes, living in the shadow of the very best, but not quite taking top honors, does have its shortcomings. In the technology world, this is no different… or is it? Last week, we have reviewed the Vector 150 240GB, a seriously fast flagship solid state drive from OCZ. Today, we will take a look at the Vertex 460 240GB, a drive that contains almost the same internal hardware as its bigger brother, but at a slightly lower price. Delivering more than 90% of the performance for just about 90% of the price, is this the performance value proposition for the enthusiast? Read on to find out more! (Side note: Happy Pi Day, everyone!)
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