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

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