Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, OCZ Technology ha lanciato la nuova linea di SSD (Solid State Drive) da 2.5-inch siglata Vertex Limited Edition (LE). Come si intuisce dalla denominazione commerciale, si tratta di prodotti (cfr. le foto seguenti) progettati per fornire le massime prestazioni possibili in abbinamento alla tecnologia NAND Flash a multi-level cell (MLC).
Le unità della nuova gamma sono caratterizzate da un'interfaccia di tipo SATA 3Gb/s e supportano in maniera nativa il comando Trim di Windows 7 (i drive sono compatibili anche con Windows XP, Vista e le principali distribuzioni Linux). Il costruttore dichiara una velocità massima in fase di lettura pari a 270MB/s ed una velocità massima in scrittura pari a 250MB/s.
Al momento sono presenti nel catalogo di OCZ due varianti della linea Vertex Limited Edition (LE), le quali differiscono per la capacità di memorizzione, pari a 100GB in un caso e 200GB nell'altro. Entrambe saranno commercializzate "entro le prossime settimane", accompagnate da un valore del MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) pari a 1.5 milioni di ore.
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SAN JOSE, CA - February 18, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB:OCZT), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), has unveiled the highly anticipated Vertex Limited Edition (LE). Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, OCZ’s Vertex LE is the epitome of innovation for power users seeking to integrate a new class of SSD in their Windows-based systems. For early adopters, a Vertex LE drive can take a high-end computing experience to the next level. OCZ will offer Vertex LE through its extensive network of distribution partners over the next few weeks.
"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."
As a follow-up to the acclaimed Vertex Series, this Limited Edition series is designed to please even the most demanding enthusiasts. The Vertex LE delivers unparalleled transfer rates at up to 270MB/s read and 250MB/s write speeds and reaches 15,000 IOPS (4K random write), promoting excellent throughput and ultra-responsive performance. The Vertex LE makes use of the latest controller technology and is the ultimate upgrade from hard drives or older solid state drives for consumers who want the fastest SSD available.
The Vertex Limited Edition is designed to push the envelope in storage technology for those who place a premium on speed, reliability and efficiency, but demand the affordability of MLC flash memory. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex LE Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support¹ to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan. While the Vertex LE line will only be available for a brief time in 100GB and 200GB capacities, like all OCZ SSDs it comes backed with a 3-year warranty and renowned support and service for the ultimate peace of mind.
Source: OCZ Technology Press Release