OCZ Shows New Vector SSD with Indilinx Controller at IDF
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.
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).
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.