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OCZ Changes Controller for Vertex SSD, New Controller Boosts Stability


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Earlier this year, with the introduction of the Vertex series of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ sought to refine its SSD product lineup by introducing a performance drive. During the course of evaluating the new SSD, several reviewers and consumers found it to suffer 'drive-stuttering', lagging and momentary lock-ups. The problem was zeroed-in on the JMicron JMF602-series drive controller.

In the wake of several complaints and bad press, OCZ sought to issue a product change, by replacing the JMF602-series controller with a new Korean Indilink Barefoot 90 nm controller. The new controller will be able to enable speeds of up to 230/170 MB/s (read/write), when used in single-level cell SSDs, and up to 200/160 MB/s with multi-level cell SSDs. The controller is a favourite among SSD manufacturers, owing to its broad NAND-flash chip compatibility range, that includes chips from Intel, Micron, Samsung, Hynix and Toshiba. The new Vertex-series lineup will be available comprising of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB capacities starting this week, with retail-prices of $129, $249, $469 and $869 respectively. The 30GB and 60GB variants will have caches of 32MB, while the 120GB and 250GB ones will carry 64MB caches.

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Apr 21, 2007
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System Name Case Labs SMA8 WHITE
Processor Intel 5960X
Motherboard Asus Rampage V
Cooling Bitspower AIX99R5E Nickel Plated Full-Covered-Block w/ Alphacool UT60 480 & 560 radiators
Memory G SKILL 3000MHz 16GB
Video Card(s) 2 x eVGA Titan X SLI
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB NVMe and Samsung 850 Pro 1T
Display(s) ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
Case Case Labs SMA8 WHITE
Audio Device(s) Matrix Mini-i PRO DAC 2015 Edition
Power Supply Corsair 1200i PSU
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB
Software Windows 8.1 x64
4 x 30GB Vertex = :pimp: