OCZ showcases Vertex 4 solid state drive at CeBIT

By Shawn Knight
Mar 6, 2012
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  1. OCZ Technology has unveiled the successor to their popular Vertex 3 solid state drive at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. Officially known as the Vertex 4, the fourth generation SSD utilizes…

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  2. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 410   +42

    wauw, what must a 2TB 2.5inch SSD cost?!
  3. Renrew

    Renrew TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 235   +17

    $849.00 @ Amazon for 480 GB is as the review says:"Expensive, expensive, expensive, expensive"
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,131   +171

    That is much cheaper than the vertex 3's were I thought?
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    My first thoughts was about $2000.
    My second thought was platter drives will be dead within the next 5 years, decade at the most.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Cool send them to me. thx
  7. waterytowers

    waterytowers Newcomer, in training Posts: 85

    Even with the cost of platter drives going through the roof, I haven't seen any real drop in SSD price :( I do however see this as a sign that prices may start to come down soon, ie in the next 12 months we may see a small drop. It is the first SSD drive that has focused on an increase in size but no significant increase in speed. It is only when the focus shifts to drive size rather than other improvements that drive prices are likely to drop.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    Why is it I'm thinking prices have cut in half, while speeds have more than tripled?

    Am I delusional when I see where prices were $2 per GB not long ago and now they are closing in on $1 per GB. Prices may not be matching platter prices but they are changing.

    I could be wrong but I do foresee SSD focus shifting from performance to capacity and killing mechanical drives within the next decade. Like I said I could be wrong but definitely don't understand why it wouldn't come to pass. Not when you look at the advancement and adoption of SSD's within the last 3 years.
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    $1-1.30/GB from what I've heard (i.e. $1000-1300 for the 1TB, $2000-2600 for the 2TB). Still a far cry from the king of the hill.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +258

    Considering what I paid for my 600GB SSD I'm fairly certain the 2TB version will be much more than $2k.
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    A couple of points to consider:

    While the OCZ Octane range uses the same synchronous ONFi that the Vertex 3/Force GT etc. it (the Everest controller) still lags behind other marques in IOP performance.

    If/when OCZ actually release the drives (OCZ are on record as saying that until retailers take the risk of ordering the SKU's, they won't be producing them...forget about the 2TB model, try to find a 1TB being stocked anywhere), pricing will depend heavily on the production run, and how far behind the competition they are - we're already seeing a widening range of 2nd gen Sandforce with toggle NAND (Patriot Wildfire, Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Samsung 830, OCZ's own Vertex 3 Max IOPS) at affordable price points. I'm already wondering what great advantage a 1TB Octane at ~$1300 (OCZ estimated MSRP) affords over a couple of Samsung 830's (512MB) @ $1600 aside from a marginal (at this level) price differential.
     
  12. Mamoon69

    Mamoon69 Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    I'll never buy SSDs in this price range. Ma be after a decade or so i'll reconsider.


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