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OCZ Shows New Vector SSD with Indilinx Controller at IDF

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
    When are we going to get 3.5" SSDs?
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  • Kamab
    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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  • ^^^ Never I hope. Why would you want a larger, bulkier SSD?
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  • frombehind
    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
    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.
    Reply
  • master_chen
    I'll stay with my GODLIKE Intel, thank you very much.
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  • manwell999
    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
    Kill the 64GB models already.
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  • 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
    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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