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OCZ working on cheap SSD with internal RAID 0
22 December 2008 21:28
source article: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,8528.html

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OCZ has been an eager contributor to the Solid State Drive market, which has forced them to wrestle both teething problems and poor software support for the new storage medium. It has also gained valuable experience by working with the technology, which has resulted in OCZ Vertex, which through a new NAND flash controller and integrated memory buffer will become the new flagship product. It has now unveiled some new and exciting information about OCZ Core v3 that will be named Apex in stores.

The third generation Core SSD will be given a new brand name and that it has decided to make such a big change to the market is because there are a lot of changes under the bonnet.

OCZ Apex will be the first retail Solid State Drive to use RAID technology in the hardware itself. Apex is geared toward the budget market, but that hasn't stopped OCZ from fitting it with two NAND flash memory controllers to create an internal RAID array.

It has simply split the memory across the two memory controller that then work in a RAID 0 configuration, which will result in some very affordable performance according to Tony from OCZ.

"So what does this mean in terms of speed? Well it depends on the sata controller on your motherboard but I can tell you I saw 180+ (actually touched 200) reads and 140+ writes on ICH8m (OCZ DIY Laptop), and on my HP Pavillion 9000 which uses an NVidia chipset, I am seeing 140writes and 160+ reads. Now i can't run any write tests as im actually real world testing this drive every day for 10 hrs, my system here has had 50 to 80GB of data on it at various times over this week while I have been testing... so when I bench it i get what you guys will see..IE this drive is in use."


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OCZ Apex will launch soon and we are of course looking forward to hearing more about OCZ's new budget initiative. Prices will be a bit above the Core v2 series, in other words around $250 for the 60GB model and about $350 for the 120GB model. More information on OCZ Apex can be found over at XtremeSystems forum.
and also...

OCZ Technology Introduces the High Performance Vertex Series Solid State Drive
16 December 2008 22:06
source article: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,8481.html

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OCZ already has quite an arsenal of Solid State Drives and it is continuing to present new models for drawing new consumers to the new storage format. Its new Vertex series looks to be the most exciting yet. Even though the units use MLC technology, OCZ has managed to achieve quite impressive performance with read speeds up to 200MB/s but also a write speed of 160MB/s, something not even Intel's X25-M can do (~80MB/s). OCZ Vertex has 64MB integrated cache, which could very well be one of the reasons for the impressive performance. Even though the specifications are good, prices look to stay competitive.
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OCZ Technology Introduces the High Performance Vertex Series Solid State Drive, Delivering on the Promise of Ultimate Performance and Affordability

Sunnyvale, CA—December 9, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Vertex SATA II 2.5†Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, a premium offering for enthusiasts demanding the latest technology in this fast-developing sector of the storage market. The latest high-performance and cost-efficient SSD, OCZ has gained momentum in pioneering flash storage technology while maintaining a price point that is truly within the reach of a wide range of consumers.

“The new Vertex Series of SSD drives are a premium MLC based SSD solution that are designed for consumers that require fast, rugged, and reliable solid state storage,†commented Eugene Chang, Director of Product Management for the OCZ Technology Group. “The Vertex makes use of our newest architecture and controller design complete with 64MB of cache to offer faster transfers and superior overall system response times in a broad range of applications and games.â€

Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based technology, The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new architecture and controller design, blazing 200MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds, and featuring up to 64MB onboard cache. Like its predecessors the Core and Solid Series, OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile applications. The Vertex Series will not replace any of the existing series of SSD’s but will complement them at the higher end of the performance spectrum.

Perfect for notebooks and desktops alike, the Vertex Series is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing to extend battery life, increase access time, and provide a durable alternative to conventional hard disc drives with superior shock resistance. High capacities and low power consuming NAND flash technology provide the necessary performance and battery life boosts generated by the proliferation of mobile gaming and new ultra-thin laptops. With fast access and seek times combined with excellent reliability, the OCZ Vertex Series SSDs are the answer for consumers demanding this latest storage technology.

The OCZ Vertex drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than traditional hard drives. Designed for ultimate reliability, Vertex Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Vertex Series SSD drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ’s legendary service and support. Vertex series SSD drives are available in ample storage capacities of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB. MSRPs at the time of launch are USD $129, $249, $469, and $869 for 30GB-250GB models respectively.

For more information on the OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD, please visit our product page here.
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post #2 of 13
Awesome.
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My next PC might have SSD.
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Awesome, Lets see how much it costs.
    
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Tony is a great guy he help me get my drive to function flawlessly. Even the Core V2 series are amazingly fast, and boot windows in an instant. The read and write speed smoke 3 Raptors in RAID0, and the burst rate is off the charts. I am in negotiations with OCZ for sponsorship and I am hoping that they are intregued be my offer and supply me with some more SSD's
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Wow, very affordable ssd's, lets just hope they dont crap the bed like other ones
    
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The only thing that would stop me from buying a SSD is the low storage space/price if for say they had 1-2TB SSD's I would probably buy a few depending on there price.
    
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But have they fixed the lagging issues?
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But have they fixed the lagging issues?
yes, hopefully they learned how to correct the issue-- the stuttering in the JMicron memory controller present in most first-gen enthusiast SSD's.
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No noise, no heat, no power, no seek time, no spin-up time, no shock damage, no motor to fail...*

Can't wait till these reach mainstream prices... I'm resisting buying a velociraptor (my 2 seagate 160gb's in RAID0 have been disappointing quite frankly) but I imagine this time next year these will be approaching sensible prices for a 250GB drive, and that's all I need to give my OS and games a nice boost!

*Yes I know that they do generate some heat, and they do require power, and they do have a seek time and the controller does have a startup time and if you drop it hard enough it'll break. But it's very little heat (and they can operate a lot hotter), less power (not that that bothers my desktop), an order of magnitude quicker seek, much shorter startup and anyone who drops an SSD hard enough to break it doesn't deserve to own one. I just got carried away saying "no xxxx"
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