OCZ Releases Barefoot Vector SSDs

They won't go for a hike any time soon, unless laptops adopt them

Even despite the challenge posed by lower demand and high prices, OCZ continues to diligently make and sell new solid-state drives.

What we are looking at here is a departure from the SandForce trend.

OCZ has chosen to use the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, which somehow manages a performance easily as good as that of LSI's SandForce.

That means up to 550 MB/s when reading and 530 MB/s when writing.

It also means a random 4K performance of up to 100,000 IOPS. For 7mm-thick drives (the thinnest so far), these specs are none too shabby.

OCZ ships the Vector SSDs with 3.5-inch bracket adapters, allowing them to be used in normal desktop PC cases.

There are 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB models, but the prices have yet to be revealed.

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