OCZ has just launched the Vertex 450 SATA III solid state drive series. This drive will be replacing the Vertex 4 and will feature OCZ’s own Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 controller. The drive boasts read and write speeds of 540 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively and a 4K random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS. The drive is also 7mm thin so it can fit in your Ultrabook.
While the original Vertex 4 had 25nm flash chips this new drive will feature 20nm chips. The Indilinx Barefoot controller has also been updated. They have added AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. The Vertex 450 will be available in 128 GB to 512 GB capacities and will be backed by a 3 year warranty. The drives will be bundled with 3.5-inch adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software.