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OCZ Shows New Vector SSD with Indilinx Controller at IDF

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During this years IDF, OCZ Technolgy showed off its new Vector SSD, with a Barefoot 3 controller.

The Vector is set to replace the Vertex 4 as the high-end SSD in OCZ's lineup, when it hits the market. The Vector uses an Indilinx based Barefoot 3 controller. Unlike the Vertex 4's Barefoot 2 controller, the Barefoot 3 controller was developed totally in-house by Indilinx, without assistance from Marvell designs.

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The Vector will come in a 2.5-inch form factor, SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface and will utilize 2x nm MLC NAND flash memory. OCZ didn't provide any early performance measurements or expected pricing but expect the Vector to have similar or better performance & pricing than is current Vertex 4 (Firmware 1.5 or greater).  

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The Vector is expected to released in Q4 in at least two capacities (256 GB and 512 GB) though we expect OCZ will release a 64 GB and 128 GB versions, as well.

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    ramicio , September 14, 2012 5:37 PM
    When are we going to get 3.5" SSDs?
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    Kamab , September 14, 2012 5:41 PM
    ramicioWhen are we going to get 3.5" SSDs?


    Why do you want it to be larger? It's not like 512 GB drives are selling like hotcakes.
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    Andy Chow , September 14, 2012 5:43 PM
    ^^^ Never I hope. Why would you want a larger, bulkier SSD?
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    frombehind , September 14, 2012 5:48 PM
    ramicioWhen are we going to get 3.5" SSDs?


    Why would you WANT the same thing in a larger package? it wont make it any faster or any cheaper... and these days most SSD drives come with a free 2.5 to 3.5 bracket adapter to mount in Desktop PC's. If yours didn't, the bracket is a simple piece of metal that costs less then 2 dollars in most cases.
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    CaedenV , September 14, 2012 6:16 PM
    ramicioWhen are we going to get 3.5" SSDs?

    you can fit 1TB or more of flash inside of a 2.5" enclosure, so why would you want something bigger? a larger drive just obstructs airflow.
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    master_chen , September 14, 2012 6:21 PM
    I'll stay with my GODLIKE Intel, thank you very much.
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    manwell999 , September 14, 2012 6:50 PM
    The OCZ Colossus 3.5" SSD and the Vertex 3 3.5" SSD has been out for ages. So don't know what you people are talking about.
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    shqtth , September 14, 2012 8:46 PM
    Kill the 64GB models already.
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    Anonymous , September 14, 2012 9:22 PM
    Lets hope they last longer than the Petrols.

    I have had every single Petrol Drive I have used fail within 2 months. Every single one! Thats 15 petrols, in 2 months.

    I have tried to get an answer from OCZ.. Nothing!
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    subasteve5800 , September 14, 2012 11:02 PM
    Are these going to be more reliable that OCZ's past offerings?

    Don't get me wrong, OCZ offered the best performance/price ratio for people who knew what they were doing, but I would never consider putting an OCZ (or any Sandforce) SSD in a computer I built for friends and family. The PITA of constantly going over to fix it just isn't worth it.
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    anort3 , September 15, 2012 3:03 AM
    Quote:
    Lets hope they last longer than the Petrols.

    I have had every single Petrol Drive I have used fail within 2 months. Every single one! Thats 15 petrols, in 2 months.

    I have tried to get an answer from OCZ.. Nothing!



    Why did you keep going back 15 times?? I think 2 failures in a row would have convinced me not to use that drive again.
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    rohitbaran , September 15, 2012 5:27 AM
    shqtthKill the 64GB models already.

    Why? They still serve as an entry point for someone who doesn't have a lot of cash to spend but wants faster OS boot. Till SSD prices go near 0.2-0.3 dollars/GB, the 64GB models make sense.
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    agnickolov , September 15, 2012 5:51 AM
    anort3Why did you keep going back 15 times?? I think 2 failures in a row would have convinced me not to use that drive again.

    He probably bought all 15 in a single batch.
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    Anonymous , September 15, 2012 11:40 AM
    My main workstation has been running for the past two years with 2 OCZ Vertex 2 Max IOPS. My sister's computer has one too that's almost two years old. No problems so far. I've had a Vertex 3 in my laptop for the last year. None of them have failed on me so far. Maybe I'm just lucky...
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    Anonymous , October 8, 2012 11:37 PM
    I got 4 of the vertex 4 512gb SSD drives and raid 0 them they work pretty well