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We've seen a lot of SSDs from OCZ here at Funkykit, now we have another one! This time it is their brand new Vertex 4 series 128 GB drive.
The biggest change from Vertex 3 to Vertex 4 is that the Vertex 4 drives use an Indilinx controller rather than the Sandforce in older drives.
This means more IOPs, no incompressible data slowdown and excellent low queue depth performance. That's the theory anyway, we'll see how it does in testing.
OCZ says the following about themselves:
Paving the Way to the Future
In recent years, OCZ has expanded beyond memory and power supplies, being one of the first major consumer brands to bring solid state drives to the market in a mission to spark mainstream adoption over traditional hard drives. Putting an end to the acceptance of slower, less reliable storage options, OCZ set out to deliver affordable, premium high-performance SSD solutions. OCZ was the first manufacturer to implement the renowned performance of the Indilinx Barefoot controller in their SSD solutions with the ground-breaking Vertex Series, which paved the way for a surge of “me-too” solutions. Determined to remain innovative, OCZ developed two unique SSD series, Vertex Turbo and Agility, focused on higher performance and greater affordability. Furthermore, OCZ’s concern with SSD performance degradation spawned its quest for the “garbage collection” and TRIM support found in OCZ SSDs today.
With fortitude unlike any other company, OCZ continues to lead the way for this burgeoning technology. SSDs have the potential to revolutionize our everyday computing experience or even an entire business’ productivity and OCZ is dedicated to making them even better, faster, and more reliable. Our latest and next generation of SSDs are designed with both the consumer and enterprise market in mind, forming a distinct company philosophy of affordability and quality that goes into both product lines.
We'll be testing the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD using my usual components. These include an Intel Core i5 3570k processor, Zotac Z77-ITX WiFi motherboard (review soon!), G.Skill RipjawsX 2133-7-10-7-1t ram, EVGA GeForce GTX580 GPU, OCZ Vertex 3 240GB MaxIOPS (Boot drive), OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Review drive), OCZ Fatal1ty 1KW PSU, Thermaltake Armor Revo Case.
Onward to specs and features.