OCZ today introduced the Vertex 4 SATA III 2.5-inch SSD series that featuring advanced Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform developed by OCZ that delivers the industry’s highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance for SATA-based drives across a wide variety of application workloads making this fourth generation flagship product line ideally suited for demanding computing and workstation environments.
Available in in 128GB/256GB/512GB capacities, the new OCZ Vertax 4 SATA III SSD is capable of delivering high performance regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or uncompressed formats.
The Vertex 4 allows sequential bandwidth up to 535 MB/s, maximum random performance up to 120,000 IOPS, and with hard to manage incompressible data, delivers 95,000 4K random read IOPS and 85,000 random write IOPS.
In comparison to OCZ’s previous generation Vertex 3 SSD, rated at 60,000 sustained 4K random write IOPS, the OCZ Vertex 4 SATA III SSDs doubles typical transactional performance and in typical use case scenarios, the Vertex 4 outperforms the Vertex 3 by as much as 400 percent.
In addition, the new Vertex 4 SSD III series 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.
The OCZ Vertex is powered by company’s own newly developed Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform, that features a dual core architecture and 400MHz clock speeds, that eliminates the need for internal data compression, further enhancing drive reliability.
This advanced controller architecture also 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 Ndurance 2.0 technology, embedded within the Everest 2 platform, overcomes NAND flash memory shortcomings to extend NAND flash life well beyond the manufacturer rated program and erase cycle specifications.
The Ndurance 2.0 ensures that the Vertex 4 can be reliably used in a wide range of computing environments over an extended lifetime. This advanced NAND flash management suite not only radically extends NAND flash memory life, but provides enterprise-class endurance even when commodity-grade NAND flash is used.
“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,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. “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.”
- Up to 535 MB/s Sequential Reads (128GB – VTX4-25SAT3-128G)
- Up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS
- Up to 120,000 Maximum IOPS
- Available in 128GB to 512GB Capacities
- Access Latency as low as 0.02ms
- Strong performance at lower queue depths
- Indlilinx Everest 2 Controller
- 2Xnm Synchronous MLC NAND
- DRAM Cache – up to 1GB
- SATA 6Gb/s interface
- 2.5-inch form factor
- 9.5mm drive height
- Dimensions – 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3 mm
- Weight – 101 grams
The OCZ Vertex4 128GB SSD is priced at an MOP of INR 14,900/- from OCZ’s Indian channel partners. For more information on the product please visit http://www.ocztechnology.com/