Product on Review: Vertex 3 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer & Sponsor: OCZ Technology
Street Price: £100inc. VAT (GBP)
It was back in March at CeBIT 2012 that we first cast our eyes on OCZ’s upcoming Vertex 4. Weeks prior to its launch OCZ were keen to tease media with a short introduction to this 4th generation within the Vertex family. The significant pointer with Vertex 4 is the move away from SandForce, a bold move indeed after building such a strong relation with SandForce and the notorious SF-2281 Controller. You may recall that OCZ aquired Indilinx back in 2011 and ever since they have been developing their own Everest Controller – the Vertex 4 has obviously been in the pipeline for some time now and it is with great pleasure that we examine it today.
Vertex 4 uses Intel 25nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash and a dual-ARM controller which utilises the SATA 3 (6GB/s) interface. Boasting up to 550MB/s sequential transfer rates and a whopping 5 year-warranty those who are keen Vertex advocates could be in for a treat. So let’s waste no further time and begin our analysis.
OCZ’s take on Vertex 4
As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex family, the Vertex 4 Series pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vertex 4 SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives. Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications.