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Vertex 2

The Vertex 2 from OCZ is one of the most popular consumer/client solid state drives to date. It runs on the SATA 2 interface and uses the popular SF-1200 controller from SandForce, like other drives including the Corsair Force series. The SandForce SF-1200 does not make use of DRAM cache, but is nevertheless able to […]

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Vertex 3

The Vertex 3 from OCZ is the fastest consumer MLC-based SSD at this writing. It utilizes the SATA 3 (6GBps) interface and the newly launched SF-2200 controller from SandForce to reach sequential read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s in the fastest 240GB capacity.┬áIt is available in the capacities 120GB, which offers […]

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Agility 3

Just like its more expensive brother the Vertex 3, the Agility 3 is powered by a controller from SandForce SF-2200 series, which is the fastest 2.5-inch SSD processor currently on the market. The drive’s performance, like its price point, is slightly lower than that of the Vertex 3, but the Agility 3 still offers 525MB/s […]

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Solid 3

OCZ’s Solid 3 series is the “value” drive in the manufacturer’s SATA III 6GBps lineup based on SandForce SF-2200 series controllers and MLC NAND Flash memory. Compared to its more expensive cousins, the Vertex 3 and Agility 3 series, the Solid 3 is comparatively slower–particularly when measured in IOPS (input/output operations per second). Here the […]

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Synapse Cache

The OCZ Synapse Cache follows the footsteps of Patriot’s Pyro as it is another SF-2281 powered solid state drive. With sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively, it is among the fastest SATA III SSDs. The 64 GB variant offers 75,000 IOPS at 4k random write while the […]

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Octane

OCZ’s Octane is a SATA 3 SSD that boasts a maximum sequential read speed of 560 MB/s and a write speed of 400 MB/s with 4k random write aligned disk access at 16,000 IOPS. Four capacities are available for this SSD namely 128, 256, 512 and 1000 GB. It is the highest capacity SSD by […]

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Petrol

The Petrol Series was released by OCZ as a budget friendly solid state drive. This drive is powered by Indilinx’s Everest controller and is available in four capacities namely, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The maximum sequential read speed of Petrol is 360 MB/s while its maximum write speed is 135 […]

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Deneva C Series

The Deneva C Series of Solid State Drives constitutes four variants with raw capacities namely 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The drives are controlled by SandForce’s SF-1222 controller and have a maximum sequential read/write speeds of 285 MB/s and 275 MB/s respectively. IOPS numbers for random read (4k) is 15,000 and […]

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Vertex 4

OCZ’s Vertex 4 comes with the company’s very own Indilinx Everest 2 controller, capable of reaching a maximum sequential read speed of 535 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 475 MB/s while IOPS numbers are at 95,000 and 85,000 for read and write respectively. Its predecessor, the Vertex 3, was powered by SandForce’s […]

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Onyx Series

The Onyx Series of solid state drives from OCZ are a group of 2.5 inch solid state drives having capacities of 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB. These SATA II SSDs are capable of reaching a maximum speed of 235 MB/s and 230 MB/s for read and write respectively (on the 240 GB model). […]

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