OCZ's Vector SSD Series Hits the Ground Running with Proprietary Barefoot 3 Controller

OCZ Technology Group today announced a new solid state drive line capable of up to 100,000 IOPS of random read performance. Powering the company's new Vector SSD Series is a next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with firmware that was developed completely in-house, OCZ says.

"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."

OCZ Vector Series SSD

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.