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Holy NUTS! Vertex 3!

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/o...3-pcie-ssd-at/

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Hello, speedsters! OCZ Technology has just busted out a new trio of solid state solutions here at CES, so we won't waste any time getting down to business. Up first is the performance-oriented, MLC-based Vertex 3 Pro, which runs along quite hastily on the SATA 6Gbps interface. We're told that it's built with a next-generation SandForce controller, enabling it to approach 80,000 IOPS and demonstrate 550MB/sec transfer rates

That is INSANE! If the drive is in a similar price range as the Vertex 2 then this will kick the prices down on the older models. No matter how you look at this it is great news!
post #2 of 16
Well this link lays out the expected price points of the new C400s. Although I doubt they will be as low as this, probably 20% higher.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4086/m...s-415mbs-reads
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I want.. but I don't have a 6gb board
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I want.. but I don't have a 6gb board
SATA III is backwards compatible though. You just won't see the performance gain of it.
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wow...... just bought a vertex 2 yesterday

but my board doesn't support 6gbps anyway so w.e
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post #6 of 16
AFAIK SATA II goes to 650MB/s so you will still get decent speed on SATA II
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when are they releasing sandforce 2000 based ssd drives?
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AFAIK SATA II goes to 650MB/s so you will still get decent speed on SATA II
No I am afraid it's limitation is 256~ MB/s, this has already been shown.
Though technically it is 300MB/s.
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AFAIK SATA II goes to 650MB/s so you will still get decent speed on SATA II
3Gbps = 3000 Mbps
3000 Mbps / 8 = 375 MB/sec...

Due to bus overhead you aren't likely to get much more than ~290 or so.
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post #10 of 16
This is bad news for those of us who want to sell our Vertex 2's to get the 3
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