Yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum 2012 OCZ was quietly giving a sneek peek at their new Vector solid state drive. The Vector drive is built on Indilinx’s latest Barefoot 3 controller. This controller is completely built from the ground up by Indilinx (the Barefoot 2 used Marvell technology). Maybe this new controller will fix the single thread issue we saw with drives based on the Barefoot 2 controller. The Vector drive also sports 2x nm MLC NAND, and a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface.
Back in July we took a look at the Vertex 4 solid state drive from OCZ. This was the first consumer solid state drive from OCZ to use the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. Today we are looking at OCZ’s second solid state drive to use that controller, the Agility 4. The Agility 4 features read and write speeds of 420MB/s read and 410MB/s write respectively. Since OCZ has been making solid state drives they have always had the Vertex line and Agility line. The Vertex line was always the high-end enthusiast product, while the Agility was aimed for the mainstream. It is no different here, unlike the Vertex 4 that uses synchronous NAND the Agility 4 uses asynchronous NAND and is much less expensive. As of this review the Agility 4 is $189.99 for the $256GB version. Read on as we check the Agility 4 out!
Not that long ago we took a look at the Vertex 4 from OCZ. It was the first consumer solid state drive to use the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. It is the high-end enthusiast solid state drive, but what about the mainstream and value segment? Well OCZ has you covered there as well. Introducing the Agility 4, which features the Indilinx Everest 2 controller and read and write speeds of 420MB/s and 410MB/s respectively. Read to check out our unboxing and overview video and maybe you will see us void the warranty when we open the drive up!
If you been around the gaming scene in the past 5 years or so you should know the name Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendal. Known to many as the worlds first professional gamer he has created a gaming brand which its goal is to work with manufacturers to create the perfect components for your gaming system. Today we are taking a look at Fatal1ty’s take on a gaming power supply. The OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000W Power Supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, individually sleeved modular cables, 140mm red LED cooling fan and a 5 year warranty. Is this the next power supply for your gaming rig? Read on to find out!
SAN JOSE, CA – August 21, 2012 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:OCZ) a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the Silencer Mk III 1200W Power Supply from PC Power & Cooling. Offering industrial-grade performance and stability for demanding computing environments in a new maximum wattage option, the Silencer Mk III meets the highest rated efficiency and provides ultra-quiet operation in a modular design.
OCZ has teamed with professional gamer Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendal to create a line of power supplies perfect for gamers. The Fatal1ty series of power supplies currently has 3 offerings a 550W unit, a 750W unit and a 1000W unit. Today we are taking a look at the 1000W unit, which features an 80PLUS Gold certification, individually sleeved cables, a large 140mm cooling fan, 5 year warranty and much more! Read on to learn more about the power supply and to check out our unboxing and overview video!
We all know OCZ as one of the top names in the SSD market. Believe it or not just a few years ago their main focus was enthusiast memory! The popular 3rd party solid state drive controller that everyone has been using over the past year or so has been the SandForce SF-2281 chip. Because so many companies are using the same controller the solid state drive market has become saturated with the same type of drives that offer just about the same performance. OCZ wants to remain a big player in the solid state drive market and with their purchase of Indilinx last year they made that very apparent. Earlier this year OCZ announced the second generation Everest solid state drive controller (Everest 2) and the Vertex 4 is the first consumer drive to use this controller. With rated speeds of 560MB/s read and 510MB/s write it is set to compete very well with SandForce-based drives. Read on as we check out this new drive from OCZ!
OCZ’s latest solid state drive is the Vertex 4 and unlike many of the solid state drive we have seen this year it is not powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller. Instead it is using the Indilinx Everest 2 platform. The Vertex 4 is the first consumer drive to use the Everest 2 platform and boasts speeds of 560MB/s read and 510MB/s write! It is definitely set to compete with SandForce drives! Read on to check out our unboxing video where we give you an overview of the drive and open it up so you can get a closer look at the Everest 2 platform!
It is the start of week 2 of our Month of Giveaways! Each week we will be giving away a different prize! This week up for grabs is an OCZ Agility 3 60GB SATA III Solid State Drive! This drive boast speeds of 525MB/s read and 475MB/s write! We only have one of these to give away so make sure you get your entry in! Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the Agility 3 SATA III drive. Read on to see how you can enter this contest!
OCZ’s Vertex 4 Solid State drive was launched today! Here is some information, “As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex family, the Vertex 4 Series pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vertex 4 SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives. Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications.”
A lot of sites have posted reviews so here is the list…
OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx 256GB & 512GB SSD Reviews @ Legit Reviews
OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive 512GB/256GB Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review @ KitGuru
OCZ Vertex 4 512 GB with Indilinx Controller @ ocaholic
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