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It features the next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller

OCZ Technology Group has announced its Vector SSD series, which is the first series built completely in-house for full design control.

The new Vector SSD series features the next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, which, the company claims offers faster file transfers, boot-ups and a better overall storage experience. 

Those interested in the series can choose between 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. The series offers a read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, a write bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s and a random read performance of up to 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS).

As far as design goes, the Vector SSD series has a 7mm alloy housing that fits computers of any size. It's also equipped with a 3.5 inch desktop adapter bracket. 

The Barefoot 3 controller features flash management tools for adapting to increasing NAND vulnerabilities and comes with a five-year warranty that guarantees 20GB host writes per day for five years. 

“The development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller architecture is a crowning achievement in our company’s history, being our first controller silicon and firmware completely designed in-house from start to finish using all of the OCZ technology development teams,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology.  “These are the first SSD products delivered under the new OCZ and leverages cutting-edge controller technology to deliver a groundbreaking level of sustained performance and reliability for customers seeking a superior SSD for their high performance computing applications.”

Pricing and availability for the new SATA III-based Vector SSD series hasn't been released. 

Earlier this month, OCZ Technology announced that it was reducing its global workfoce by 28 percent and discontinuing 150 product variations that it offers in order to become more profitable. 

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RE: review up
By Ristogod on 11/28/2012 9:18:02 AM , Rating: 2
A lot of good came from them too. A great deal of SSD recognition in the marketplace came from OCZ.

I'll admit that I've shied away from using their products due to concerns about quality. But I'm willing to give them a chance to deliver something great so long as it's truly great. From the surface, this product seems legit.

Here's hoping OCZ can recover their reputation and compete in the market.

RE: review up
By Ammohunt on 11/28/2012 10:52:16 AM , Rating: 2
I bought two of their 60GB low end drives for non system drive use at the same time. One completely died after about 3 months and was promptly replaced with a new one by OCZ; they have an excellent RMA process. The other one and the replacement have been solid for well over a year now) I use one now in my linux work latop without issue.

RE: review up
By anti-painkilla on 11/28/2012 11:22:22 PM , Rating: 2
Since their Vertex 4 and one other that was around the same time, their reputation has improved.

I use a 128GB Vertex 4 as a Windows To Go drive and have no problems with it.

They do need to improve their reliability to get up their with Intel, Crucial and Samsung to get people recommending them, it is at least good to know that the RMA process is an ease for faulty drives.

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