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OCZ Technology Delivers Vertex 3 With 20 Nanometer Flash

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Cristian_25H

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    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced a new 20 nanometer (nm) NAND flash version of its award-winning Vertex 3 SSD Series. The new Vertex 3.20 SSD is a 2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SATA III-based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) drive that implements the feature-set of the Vertex 3 Series but is built around smaller, state-of-the-art NAND flash process geometry.

    Being that the Vertex 3 Series is one of OCZ's most popular SSDs to date, and has received numerous accolades from media reviewers globally, the implementation of 20 nm NAND flash will extend its availability and enable mainstream users of mobile and desktop platforms to improve gaming, multimedia, and the overall computing experience over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and other competing SSDs. The Vertex 3.20 SSD will be available in 120 GB and 240 GB storage capacities, with 480 GB capacities to follow soon.

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    Utilizing the proven and effective LSI SandForce SF-2200 processor, the Vertex 3.20 SSD delivers exceptional performance of synchronous 20 nm NAND flash supporting read bandwidth up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth up to 520 MB/s, random read performance up to 35,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), and random write performance up to 65,000 IOPS. It is also optimized to provide excellent endurance and reliability coupled with power efficiency.

    "OCZ is always looking for ways to deliver superior solid state drive storage performance and features, as well as making this technology more accessible to the complete range of customers," said Daryl Lang, Senior Vice President of Product Management for OCZ Technology. "The Vertex 3 has been a popular SSD series among consumers and implementing the newer, smaller process geometry will not only extend its life, but enables mainstream users with an excellent computing experience at a competitive price point."

    The Vertex 3.20 SSD is supported by a 3-year warranty to ensure customer satisfaction and will be available shortly through OCZ's global channel in 120GB and 240GB storage capacities. For more information on OCZ's popular Vertex 3 Series, please view our product page here.
     
  2. lemonadesoda

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    Odd that they would revise an old product when they have newer better products out already. Obviously a different production line... and the OEM has offered them a great deal to keep the production line going... giving OCZ a better margin on the product... selling to retail channels where people are less likely to buy the "best" product/price like they do in retail channels.
     
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    Only thing better from the OCZ camp than the Vertex 3 is the Vector.
     
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    Vertex 4 is better then the Vertex 3 lol.
     
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    not really
     
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    I recall the Vertex 3 being faster than the Vertex 4.
     
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    Vertex 3 MAXIOPS was the business. Regular V3 < V4 in all real world applications. Only some early synthetic benchmarks did V3 beat V4 and again only in some stats. But once V4 firmware was updated there is no question V4 > V3
     
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    I have a 3 and a 4. They are very close and both reliable. There were reports of OCZ filing bankruptcy so I wonder if they got new investors
     
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    you pretty much contradicted yourself.

    vertex 4(fw1.5) and vector performs very similarly. each shine in specific categories but benchmarks show them toe to toe with each other in most circumstances.
     
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    Until data is on the drive and the Vertex 4 tanks.
     
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    sandforce is shit.
     
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    Old news and a rumor. The firmware update fixed any issues and only 3 has a Sandforce not 4
     
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    Faster but NOT as reliable. ;)
     
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    Why get this when you can get a sammy with a 5y warranty anyways lol. Shame on OCZ with their crappy warranty.
     
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    It's not even faster in many scenarios and when it doesn't work...which is often.
     

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