OCZ Releases Vertex 3 SSD With 20nm Flash

OCZ's new Vertex 3.20 SSD is built with 20 nm NAND memory and beyond that is much the same as its older brother. The unit uses the Sandforce SF-2200 controller which provides read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. Random read and write performance are 35,000 IOPS and 65,000 IOPS respectively.

Daryl Lang, Senior VP of Product Management for OCZ stated that "OCZ is always looking for ways to deliver superior solid state drive storage performance and features, as well as making this technology more accessible to the complete range of customers. The Vertex 3 has been a popular SSD series among consumers and implementing the newer, smaller profess geometry will not only extend its life, but enables mainstream users with an excellent computing experience at a competitive price point."

The Vertex 3.20 will be available with a capacity of 120 GB and 240 GB with a 480 GB variant arriving in the near future. At the time of writing, there has been no word on pricing and availability.


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  • feeblepenguin
    smallest manmade architecture being mass produced... Up top OCZ
  • Uberragen21
    feeblepenguinsmallest manmade architecture being mass produced... Up top OCZ

    Not entirely true. Intel beat them to it by roughly 3 months. The has been available since Q4 '12. BUT, the OCZ sounds superior in both IOPS and R/W speed. Hopefully it's cheaper than the Intel 335 series.
  • Uberragen21
    stupid broken link...