OCZ Vertex is Even Faster in Limited Edition SSD

Looking for a speedster of a solid state drive? OCZ hopes to attract your attention with the Vertex Limited Edition (LE). The Vertex LE delivers transfer rates at up to 270MB/s read and 250MB/s write speeds and reaches 15,000 IOPS (4K random write).

The Vertex Limited Edition is built with MLC flash memory on a SATA 3Gb/s interface and supports TRIM. Making it fit the name, Vertex LE line will only be available for a brief time in 100GB and 200GB capacities.

“OCZ has an excellent reputation as a leader in solid state drives, and as new technologies become available, we are continually expanding our solution portfolio to bring enhanced performance benefits to the complete spectrum of our client’s applications,” commented Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The new Vertex Limited Edition SSD is our fastest, multi-level cell (MLC), performance-based drive yet and delivers both exceptional speed and reliability for customers demanding a superior storage solution including intensive applications such as audio/video editing, mobile computing, and even use in workstations.” 

The 100GB will run for $400 and the 200GB at $830.

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  • kelfen
    If my memory is correct these are faster than intel's sdds
  • jisamaniac
    Correct kelfren. OCZ has always had the faster SSD drives.
  • liquid0h
    For my budget, the price still isn't worth it. Tempting though...
  • jrocks84
    In terms of write speed, yes, but not until now in terms of read speed I believe.
  • helevole
    “The new Vertex Limited Edition SSD is our fastest, multi-level cell (MLC), performance-based drive"

    read/write/IOPS values like that, and its not even SLC? to another poster from below a previous article: "It´s Soopah!" :)
  • ricin
    Supposedly awesome new drive, but on old transport technology (SATA II). That's about an idiot move right there.

  • salimbest83
    wonder when sata 3 will be mainstream
  • the_krasno
    It will be cheaper to buy 2 of the 100GB drives and make them run in RAID 0, also they will perform a lot better.
  • gladiator_mohaa
    I was just thinking that Krasno.
  • vant
    Why do people care about sequential speeds so much? It's the random speeds we need plastered on banners. I don't transfer 1GB files every hour, neither do most consumers.