OCZ has introduced the Vertex 4 SATA III solid state drive based on the company's Indilinx Everest 2 controller. OCZ's fourth generation SSD claims it has the highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance for SATA-based drives with sequential bandwidth up to 535 MB/s and maximum random performance of up to 120,000 IOPS. With incompressible data, the Vertex 4 manages to deliver 95,000 4K random read IOPS and 85,000 random write IOPS. OCZ states that the Vertex 4 can double typical transactional performance over its previous generation Vertex 3 drives.
The new Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform used in the Vertex 4 features a dual-core architecture and 400MHz clock speeds. The controller eliminates the need for internal data compression which improves drive reliability. The controller also includes an advanced error correction code engine, dynamic wear leveling and and Indilinx’s next generation Ndurance 2.0 NAND flash management technology which helps extend NAND flash life well beyond the manufacturer rated program and erase cycle specifications.
OCZ will off the Vertex 4 in capacities ranging from 128GB to 512GB. OCZ has not released pricing or availability information yet.