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SmogHog
11-18-2010, 08:25 PM
Is OCZ copying something from the nvidia playbook buy reintroducing old tech with a new name and a wee bit of performance gain?

OCZ Technology and solid state drives just go together like 2 peas in a pod. The company has been producing solid state drives for consumers as long as they've been popular (even amongst just the hardcore users), and now they're announcing a refresh to the original Vertex and also the Colossus lines. Those two have been around for quite some time, and with this revision, they'll probably be around for even longer.

The two new drives are called the Vertex Plus and the Colosses Plus, and both of these are SATA II solutions that rely on Indilinx technology and promise to provide even greater transfer rates. Both feature higher sequential speeds along with improved 4KB random write IOPS, and the former is available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. OCZ is marketing the 2.5" Vertex Plus series as an upgrade drive for those who need a new boot drive or RAID array, and the Colossus Plus features an internal RAID-0 design with new Indilinx technology that offers superior sequential speeds and over 20,000 4KB random write IOPS. This one will be offered with up to a 1TB of capacity in a 3.5" form factor that easily integrates into desktop systems.

OCZ seems to be suggesting that the price-per-gigabyte will be very competitive.


http://hothardware.com/newsimages/Item15229/vertex_plus_lr.jpg




From what I've heard,these drives use the Indilinx Martini controller, with the only noticable change in performance being faster random writes.

IMO they're not worth the money unless you can get a very good deal on them compared to a Crucial C300 or Sandforce 1200 based drive.