OCZ Vertex EX SLC solid state disks unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 21 2009 @ 13:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
OCZ has introduced the Vertex EX 2.5" SSD, this SLC NAND flash memory based disk is aimed at enterprises. It has the Indilinx Barefoot controller and and 64MB onboard cache. You can get the OCZ Vertex EX in 60GB and 120GB capacities.

The 60GB SSD has read speeds of up to 260MB/s, write speeds of up to 200MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 100MB/s, while the 120GB version has a slightly higher write speed of up to 210MB/s.
“The advantages of SSD’s over traditional hard disc drives including performance, reliability, no cooling requirements, and lower power consumption, are all highly beneficial to enterprise applications and enthusiast consumers looking for the ultimate storage solution,” commented Alex Mei, CMO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The new OCZ Vertex EX is designed to deliver unparalleled performance and reliability, featuring the latest-generation architecture and SATA interface utilizing single-level cell NAND flash memory for unmatched overall system responsiveness and stability for enterprise grade server solutions.”

Offering a server-class storage upgrade from traditional hard disc drives, OCZ Vertex EX SSDs have a compact form factor and no moving parts resulting in a quiet storage solution with significantly higher performance. For crowded server environments, the OCZ Vertex EX SSDs offer space and cost-savings with a compact form factor that use significantly less power thanks to the benefits of high-quality flash-based storage.

OCZ continues to expand its reach to all areas of computing interests and system preferences by going beyond the enthusiast PC to professional server and workstations. Building on the advantages of SLC flash-based storage, the OCZ Vertex Series EX is the result of the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, delivering incredible performance that translates to professional-class data storage enthusiasts have come to expect from OCZ’s premium Solid State Drive offerings. These next-generation drives feature speeds up to a 260MB/s read and 210MB/s, while delivering lowered power consumption, increased responsiveness and data access, and superior durability compared to conventional hard drives. Initally available in capacities of 60GB and 120GB, Vertex EX offers ample room to create the ideal storage array for all your data.


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