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OCZ Technology Unveils the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro SATA 6 Gbps SSDs

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today unveiled its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD product family, a lineup that caters to both client and enterprise applications. Harnessing the 6Gbps speed of the SATA III interface, the new series delivers double the performance of the previous generation.

The Vertex 3 is the first solution to feature the new SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor, and raises the bar in performance with up to 550MB/s read and 500 MB/s write transfer rates and up to 60,000 IOPS (4k random write). This maximized speed significantly improves gaming, multimedia, and the overall computing experience over traditional mechanical hard drives, as well as other competing SSDs.

"The new Vertex 3 solid state drive series builds on the success of our previous two generations of products and delivers exceptional performance by utilizing fast synchronous mode 2Xnm MLC NAND flash technology," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "These storage solutions feature both the highest sequential speeds available with a SATA 6GBps SSD and the highest IOPS of any current 2.5 inch SSD on the market today, allowing us to once again set the benchmark for industry leading SSD performance and reliability."

Also included in the new series is the enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro which not only delivers industry-leading performance, but is optimized to provide unparalleled reliability, security, and endurance. Featuring the premium SF-2500 SSD SATA III processor, Vertex 3 Pro SSDs are the ideal solution for clients seeking enterprise-grade MLC (Multi-Level Cell) SSD storage for their server farms and IT infrastructures. Due to its ability to implement MLC, Vertex 3 Pro provides an optimized balance of reliability and component-based cost-savings, resulting in superior TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for enterprise clients.

The new Vertex 3 Series will be showcased at next week's international CeBIT tradeshow in Hanover, Germany, and will begin shipping following the event through OCZ's global channel. Vertex 3 SSDs will be available in capacities of 120GB and 240GB, while the Pro edition comes in 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB models. The entire Vertex 3 line features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan and a 3 year warranty to ensure customer satisfaction.
 
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That's one hell of a drive. Feels like only yesterday the vertex 2 came out though...
 
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I am sad to see them pulling out of RAM business, but their SSD's are just another chance to continue to use a company that has taken very good care of me in my 4 years as a customer, and that makes solid quality products.:)
 
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If the price is right, I might finally jump ship and switch over to SSDs. I've heard lots of good things about OCZ's drives.
 
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So they shipped the 2x drives as Vertex 2's, then found out people are not buying into their shit, now they name them Vertex 3?
Every product launch by OCZ makes me trust them less and less.
 
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So they shipped the 2x drives as Vertex 2's, then found out people are not buying into their shit, now they name them Vertex 3?
Every product launch by OCZ makes me trust them less and less.
Well the 3 series has a new Sandforce chip that's faster. The revamped 2 series is somewhat underwhelming with 25nm because it's 1) slightly slower 2) needs more flash partitioned as redundant so there's slightly less available space.
 
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Anyone have any info on when it will be available on newegg?
 
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Anyone have any info on when it will be available on newegg?
Don't know about Newegg, but this is the offical new release on 2011-02-24.
Maybe soon.

And, here is a quote: "The new Vertex 3 Series will be showcased at next week's international CeBIT tradeshow in Hanover, Germany, and will begin shipping following the event through OCZ's global channel."
 

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I will receive my Vertex 3 240GB tomorrow. Been waiting for months.
240 and 480 GB are available at Newegg.
 
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So they shipped the 2x drives as Vertex 2's, then found out people are not buying into their shit, now they name them Vertex 3?
Every product launch by OCZ makes me trust them less and less.
I don't follow ya the Vertex 2's have been selling like hot cakes and everyone's been raving about them and the Sand Force controller they use. The new Vertex 3's as mentioned have the new 2nd gen Sand Force controller in them. They compress data in realtime using the controllers hardware to write less data to the MLC memory cells. It should speed things up since there's less actual writing going on and it should lengthen the life of the MLC memory cells too. If you know how SSD's write data you know they actually have to write much more than what's really there. The amount of data to be written is amplified many times because of the way SSD's and MLC's work so anything that shortens that amount up is a good thing. It's win, win. Well at least it should be. I just hope the prices stay the same and don't jump up. I want to get into an SSD soon so this should be perfect. If these are the right price and there's no issues I might just have to get one myself!
 
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So they shipped the 2x drives as Vertex 2's, then found out people are not buying into their shit, now they name them Vertex 3?
Every product launch by OCZ makes me trust them less and less.
Uh?
You need to read up what the products you're rambling about actually are. Original Vertex used Indilinx Barefoot controllers, Vertex 2 used Sandforce SF-1k series ctrls, Vertex 3 uses Sandforce SF-2k series ctrls.
No Vertex-branded drive has dual controllers (internal RAID).