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OCZ Technology Group, a leading manufacturer of solid-state drives, demonstrated prototypes of its next-generation Vector SSDs at Intel Developer Forum. The new drives are based on Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, the first ever controller that was designed solely by OCZ from scratch. The company claims Vector family of solid-state drives to set up new performance records in the consumer segment.

The OCZ/Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller utilizes internally designed - the first time for OCZ - Aragon 400MHz 32-bit processor. The Aragon core supports an SSD specific RISC instruction set, allowing most instructions and branches to be executed in a single cycle, OCZ claims. The Barefoot 3 chip is made using 65nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. While OCZ does not reveal exact performance figures for Vector-series Barefoot 3-powered SSDs, the company implies that they will outperform even the award-winning Vertex 4.

 

"Initial specifications indicate that Barefoot 3 will support a significant performance increase over our current products and as its primary IT blocks are now licensed from a third party, it provides additional incremental cost benefits to OCZ. [..] When implemented in SSD controller, the [Aragon 3 core gives] a much higher performance than when using an off-the-shelf embedded safety field. This design opens a world of new possibilities for game changing SSD solutions as it supports unprecedented levels of processing power," said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of OCZ, during a conference call earlier this year.

OCZ plans to start sales of Vector solid-state drives sometimes in the fourth quarter of this year, which starts in around two weeks, hence, on time for the holiday season.

 

Tags: OCZ, Indilinx, Barefoot, SSD, NAND, Flash

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I told you so! There's no use buying Vertex 4 yet because it will be beaten in 2012 Q4.
0 1 [Posted by: TeemuMilto  | Date: 09/14/12 09:27:35 AM]
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The almost weekly OCZ Press Release touting their trick-of-the-week technology only to be obsolete tech next week...

It would appear that OCZ doesn't seem to know what direction to go in with their SSD tech so they are just cranking out new products or Press Releases every few weeks in hopes that "new" will sell and they won't go bankrupt.
1 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 09/14/12 01:17:48 PM]
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just tech talk and no product yet.
1 1 [Posted by: idonotknow  | Date: 09/14/12 07:23:41 PM]
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"significant performance increase over our current products" - So what does this mean??? just words, words, words... Maybe they meant increase of durability of their shitty SSD's?? Last time I check the forums the OCZ drives were dropping like flies...
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 09/15/12 05:08:34 AM]
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You should talk like that about the real evil neoliberal corporations, not about a company that quit the DDR3-market as the market leader in order to concentrate solely to making SDD drives.
0 1 [Posted by: TeemuMilto  | Date: 09/15/12 07:14:03 AM]
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