OCZ's Vector SSD Series Hits the Ground Running with Proprietary Barefoot 3 Controller
"The development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller architecture is a crowning achievement in our company’s history, being our first controller silicon and firmware completely designed in-house from start to finish using all of the OCZ technology development teams," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "These are the first SSD products delivered under the new OCZ and leverages cutting-edge controller technology to deliver a groundbreaking level of sustained performance and reliability for customers seeking a superior SSD for their high performance computing applications."
According to OCZ, the Barefoot 3 controller delivers excellent sustained performance over time regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats. As for reliability, the proprietary controller features an advanced suite of flash management tools designed to analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as the cells wear out and/or the process geometries get smaller.
OCZ's Vector SSD Series is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. They offer up to 550MB/s of read performance and up to 530MB/s of write performance.
For more juicy details and an in-depth look at the Vector Series, check out our review.