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OCZ teases next-generation SandForce SSDs

by Parm Mann on 6 January 2011, 10:41


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We're getting used to OCZ leading the charge on performance storage at the annual CES tradeshow, and 2011 is proving to be no different.

2010 gave us the award-winning Vertex 2, and a year later we're being treated to a first look at the upcoming Vertex 3.

The 2.5in drive, pictured above, is based on the next-generation SandForce SF-2000-series controller - the SF-2582 to be specific - and promises to wipe the floor with any existing 2.5in competitor.

To be produced in both MLC (Vertex 3 Pro) and SLC (Vertex 3 EX) flavours, the drive will be available in 50GB, 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities, and will sport a high-speed SATA 6Gbps connector.

And you're going to be thankful for the quick interface as OCZ reckons the Vertex 3 will hit read and write speeds of 550MB/s and 525MB/s, respectively. For a single 2.5in drive, that's insanely quick, and 4K IOPs performance is rated up to a blistering 80,000.

That's the good news, but here's the bad; OCZ's currently demoing the drives in pre-release form. A retail release is still some way off, and the Vertex 3 may not hit stores until the second quarter. Stay tuned as we'll be going hands-on with the Vertex 3 and OCZ's other CES announcements later today.

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impressive, reaching equal speeds as the last gen in raid0 is very promising…if the price is right im in :)
Wow…. very impressive indeed! can't wait to see these in RAID 0