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OCZ's Flagship SSD: Vertex 4 256GB Review

OCZ's Flagship SSD: Vertex 4 256GB Review

Although SandForce controllers have powered much of OCZ's solid-state lineup, the company is shifting to its own solutions after purchasing Indilinx early last year. The "Octane" flash drives were the first to use the Indilinx Everest controller last holiday season and now that its SF-2281-based drives are over a year old, OCZ has begun phasing Everest into the rest of its offerings, including the Vertex series.

The Vertex 4 series is aimed at performance buffs, with initial Indilinx Everest 2 based models offering capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Performance is the name of the game here and OCZ doesn't disappoint.

Tuesday tech deals: 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD for $103

Tuesday tech deals: 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD for $103

TigerDirect offers the OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD for $102.99 with free shipping, via the directions below. That's $0.86/GB, $10 under a deal from last week (which included a $15 gift card), and the lowest total price we've seen for this model without gift credit...

TechSpot CES 2012 in Pictures: Part 2

TechSpot CES 2012 in Pictures: Part 2

As a follow-up to last week's CES special feature and coverage, here are more of the products we observed and played with, along with photos taken during our journey to the event. As you've surely noticed, mobile tech consumed the event with seemingly every major company unveiling smartphones, tablets or ultrabooks. Nonetheless, we managed to lay hands on plenty of awesome PC hardware from the likes of Samsung, Silverstone, MSI, Razer, Roccat, Toshiba, Gigabyte and more...

OCZ announces Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSD

OCZ announces Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSD

OCZ has announced a new 'cost-sensitive' range of solid-state drives based on the Indilinx Everest controller. Dubbed Petrol, the new series features the usual 2.5-inch form factor, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, 2xnm asynchronous MLC NAND Flash memory backed by…
OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB Review

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB Review

For years we have maintained that the single most important upgrade you can make to an enthusiast-grade machine is adding an SSD for your operating system and applications. The key downside to SSD technology is its cost per gigabyte, which is significantly higher than traditional mechanical hard drives.

Hoping to nab a slice of the hybrid market, OCZ has launched its RevoDrive Hybrid, which fuses a 100GB SSD to a PCB alongside a 1TB 2.5" hard drive and connects using the PCI Express 2.0 x4 bus. At $500, this solution is priced at a peculiar $0.50/GB. It isn't exactly entry-level but that's significantly less than any SSD.

OCZ announces Synapse SSD series for caching

OCZ announces Synapse SSD series for caching

OCZ has unveiled a new series of solid-state drives designed specifically for caching applications in an SSD/HDD hybrid storage setup. The new Synapse SSDs are limited to 64GB and 128GB sizes, and come bundled with the Dataplex cache software from…
OCZ unveils RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive Hybrid

OCZ unveils RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive Hybrid

As rumored last week, OCZ has unveiled its latest RevoDrive at Computex today. Packing dual SandForce SF-2281 controllers (the same chip in the Vertex 3), the RevoDrive 3 touts read and write speeds of up to 900MB/s and 700MB/s, with…
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review

The performance oriented controller used by the Vertex 3 known as the SandForce SF-2281 includes support for the SATA 6Gb/s interface, while boasting read and write speeds of 500MB/s+, a mind blowing figure when compared to previous generation chips.

For now it appears solid state drives will continue to get faster, but not any cheaper. OCZ has set the list price for the Vertex 3 120GB version at $249, while the 240GB version will cost $499. The good news is though, the performance bump is well worth it.
OCZ intros Vertex 3 SSDs with new SandForce controllers

OCZ intros Vertex 3 SSDs with new SandForce controllers

OCZ has introduced its next generation of Vertex solid-state drives armed with SandForce's latest drive controllers. OCZ offers two versions of the drive, one aimed at client environments and the other intended for enterprise applications, with both using different controllers.…