The Vertex 4 series of SSDs has hit the market, but this fourth generation Vertex has abandoned the use of SandForce controllers like its predecessors. OCZ acquired Indilix in 2011, and has since developed their own proprietary Everest 2 controller that is used on the Vertex 4.
Boasting sequential read/write speeds of 550 MB/s, and 420 MS/s respectively, We’ll see if the Vertex 4 128Gb version can live up to the advertising claims.
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