OCZ Announces Vertex 4 SSDs with Everest 2 Controller

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 04 April 2012 14:16

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OCZ has recently announced their newest series in the Vertex line of solid state drives, namely the Vertex 4 series. This new video card features Indilinx's new Everst 2 controller, which has a dual-core 400MHz processor to increase performance. According to the press release, the random read and write performance even beats the Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition.

On the Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition, the top performance was said to be 550/500 MB/s for sequential read/write (respectively); Random 4KB read/write was 55,000/65,000 IOPS; and Maximum 4K Random Write was 85,000 IOPS. The exact sequential read/write for the Vertex 4 was not released, but it's said to have up to 535 MB/s sequential bandwidth; 4K random read/write is 95,000/85,000 IOPS. The latency on the Vertex 4 is 0.04/0.02ms for read/write, which is quite fast. All numbers with slashes are respective to read/write.

CEO of OCZ Technology Ryan Petersen said,

"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."

No word on a specific release date or prices, but it will come in 128GB to 512GB sizes hopefully later this month. You can read the press release here