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OCZ Vertex 5 SSDs Won't Launch Q2 2013 After All

Contrary to what we heard last week, sources indicate that OCZ's Vertex 5 SSD is not scheduled for a release this quarter. That said, OCZ is still working on the Vertex 5 SSD, but we shouldn't expect it to hit shelves anytime soon.

Moreover, it appears that OCZ won't be showcasing the Vertex 5 SSD at Computex either, contrary to what rumors had indicated.

What has been verified by OCZ is that it is working on an SSD with a Barefoot 3 controller and 20 nm MLC flash memory. This SSD will likely not become the new Vertex 5, but make part of the Vector series SSDs. In fact, the image that we saw last week was actually that of a Vector SSD with the branding removed, rather than a Vertex 5 model.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.