Following Super Talent yesterday, the latest vendor to announce a series of solid state drives is OCZ with a new line based on multi-level cell flash that promises unprecedented performance for this kind of devices. Dubbed Vertex, OCZs latest line makes up their performance-level SSD offerings and complements the Solid and Core series aimed at the value and mainstream markets respectively.
These 2.5" SATA-II drives can reportedly hit 200MB/s during sequential reads and 160MB/s during sequential writes and are available in capacities of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB. OCZ claims the drives have a new architecture and controller design complete with 64MB of dedicated cache for the 120GB and 250GB models, and 32MB for the 60GB and 30GB offerings. Theyll come with a two-year warranty and range in price from $129 all the way up to $869.