Few companies are as active in the solid state drive (SSD
) space as OCZ
, and so it makes perfect sense that it will use the upcoming CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany to showcase client and enterprise SSDs, including its soon-to-be-released Vertex 4 SSD Series. That means waiting a few more days for the full scoop, but in the meantime, we can tell you that Vertex 4 will sport a SATA 6Gbps interface built around the Indilinx Everest 2 platform. OCZ says you can expect "industry-leading performance and superior data management for all file types and sizes" with Vertex 4.
OCZ, if you recall, acquired Indilinx in 2011 for the bargain-basement price of $32 million, giving the company its own SSD controller chipset to tweak and play with. The Vertex 4 represents a departure from SandForce in the Vertex line as it ascents the performance oriented Everest 2 platform. Earlier reports suggest that Everest 2 will target read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively.
That's for consumers. On the business side of things, OCZ plans to demonstrate a full-blown solution for enterprise customers that will consist of its Z-Driver R4 CloudServ PCI Express SSDs combined with a live demo of the SANRAD VXL Storage Accelerator software