OCZ to Roll Out Vertex 4 and Other Solid State Drives at CeBIT

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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
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I hope they can get their Indilinx driver up to par with the Sandforce ones in the lower capacity drives. OCZ has made some amazing decisions in the past few years, I think the purchase of Indilinx was one of them.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 1:55 PM

Can't wait to see the blazing performance of their new Vertex as well as the price drops on their older drives :)

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Buying their own controller company was a great idea. They have plenty of cash for R&D and have been coming up with a lot of good ideas since then.

SSD's are ~~FINALLY~~ beginning to be priced within an affordable range for some of us. I hope that they continue this trend. I love all of mine,....even the worst one is blazing fast compared to a platter drive.

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wow... vertex 4 already? i was thinking of buying a vertex 2 that a local computer store has in clearance for a 115$

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SmogHog replied on Fri, Mar 2 2012 8:08 PM

Some previous info on Everest 2 Controller in Vertex 4.

http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_everest_2_ssd_platform_announced

http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_everest_2_performance_preview

Also about todays SANRAD VXL Storage Accelerator news.

http://thessdreview.com/latest-buzz/ocz-launches-sanrad-vxl-storage-accelerator-as-caching-becomes-par-for-the-course/

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 6 2012 10:48 AM

More, More, More http://youtu.be/RlJGrIyt-X8 I love watching the SSD market explode!

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