So much for OCZ and Newegg sticking to the MSRP. As a reviewer it sometimes drives me batshit crazy not knowing what the actual price is going to be. MSRPs are nice for previews but when it comes to reviews the actual price makes all of the difference on recommending a product.
Case in point, the new OCZ Vertex 460. At the MSRP of $189.99 the drive already undercut Samsung's 840 EVO 250GB in both price and accessories. At $139.99 it pretty much kicks everything else in the teeth.
At this performance level, with the same NAND flash used on the flagship Vector 150, you would be crazy to buy any other 256GB class drive for a desktop or notebook. Hell, at this price even enterprise customers using the rip and replace model should get a few in to test. Even in cache situations, since the Vertex 460 uses the same Toshiba 19nm Toggle flash as Vector 150 that is rated for 50GB writes per day for 5 years, it's really difficult to take the 460's spec sheet seriously and run a few until they burn out just to see how much long they last. Taking a Vertex 460 down to 50% OP would increase the life of the drive and keep performance in a cache high.
With QNAP and other NAS manufactures releasing SMB NAS with cache features, this might be a good drive to validate for your office cache drive. I should also state that the drive isn't specifically made for it but with the right OP it could work out well and be a very low cost option.
If you have yet to read the review you can find it here.
UPDATE: Two hours after posting this notice Newegg raised the price to $199.99.