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OCZ launches Vertex 4 SATA 6Gbps SSDs in India


2 May 2011
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OCZ has launched its Vertex 4 SATA III SSD series in India, featuring the company’s advanced Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform. According to OCZ, the fourth-generation SSD Vertex 4 delivers the industry’s highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance for SATA-based drives. The Vertex 4 SSD will be available through OCZ’s Indian channel partners in 128GB/256GB/512GB capacities. OCZ Vertex4 128GB SSD is priced at an MOP of Rs. 14,900.

The 2.5-inch OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs features sequential bandwidth up to 535 MB/s, maximum random performance up to 120,000 IOPS, and with incompressible data, delivers 95,000 4K random read IOPS and 85,000 random write IOPS. The Vertex 4 also generates best in class latency as low as 0.04ms for read operations and 0.02ms for write operations, delivering an improvement of approximately 80 percent over the Vertex 3. According to OCZ, in typical use case scenarios, the Vertex 4 outperforms the Vertex 3 by as much as 400 percent.

The Vertex 4’s Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform has a dual-core architecture and 400MHz clock speeds, and includes key features such as an advanced error correction code (ECC) engine, dynamic wear-leveling, auto encryption, and Indilinx’s next generation Ndurance 2.0 NAND flash management technology, enabling OCZ to support the Vertex 4 SSD line with a 5-year warranty.

The 2.5-inch Vertex 4 will come with a 3.5-inch adapter for desktops. Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology, spoke about the new SSD architecture:

“The Vertex 4 represents an evolution in SSD technology and is a milestone product, delivering maximum performance and the highest NAND flash durability to date while eliminating the tradeoffs typically associated with on-the-fly data compression in MLC-based SSDs. We have raised the bar with an SSD product that delivers the ultimate in performance, regardless of data type, and for the first time ever, provides high read and write IOPS performance all on the same SSD platform.”


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