OCZ Vertex 3.20 with 20 Nanometer Flash Released

Published on February 20th, 2013

OCZ Technology recently released their latest high performance Solid State Drive (SSD) in addition to their Vertex lineup – the OCZ Vertex 3.20 SATA III 2.5-inch SSD. The new Vertex 3.0 SSD features 6 Gbps Multi-Level Cell (MLC), and of course a new 20nm NAND flash. See specifications and details below.

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ocz vertex 3.20 ssd

OCZ Vertex 3.20 Features

  • Based on the award-winning Vertex 3 Series, built with leading-edge NAND flash to deliver a superior user experience and improved application performance compared to hard drives.
  • Includes SandForce’s robust DuraClass™ features that work in tandem to deliver world-class SSD reliability, performance, and power efficiency
  • DuraWrite™ architecture optimizes the number of program cycles to the flash, effectively extending flash rated endurance by 20x or more when compared to standard SSDs
  • Advanced wear leveling and monitoring – optimized algorithms further extend flash endurance
  • Advanced read/program disturb management – safeguards against errant re-programming of cells during read and program cycles
  • Recycler – intelligently performs garbage collection with the least impact on flash endurance

OCZ Vertex 3.20 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight: 83g
  • 20nm MLC NAND Flash
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • Native TRIM support
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • 2.5″ Design
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 2.15W Active, 0.55W Idle
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G/0.5ms
  • RAID Support
  • Compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
  • 3-Year Warranty

120GB VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20 Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 520MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB: 20,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB: 40,000 IOPS
  • Maximum IOPS: 90,000

240GB VTX3-25SAT3-240G.20 Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 520MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB: 35,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB: 65,000 IOPS
  • Maximum IOPS: 90,000

Utilizing the proven and effective LSI SandForce SF-2200 processor, the Vertex 3.20 SSD delivers exceptional performance of synchronous 20 nm NAND flash supporting read bandwidth up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth up to 520 MB/s, random read performance up to 35,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), and random write performance up to 65,000 IOPS. It is also optimized to provide excellent endurance and reliability coupled with power efficiency.

According to Daryl Lang, SVP of Product Management for OCZ Technology: “OCZ is always looking for ways to deliver superior solid state drive storage performance and features, as well as making this technology more accessible to the complete range of customers,” “The Vertex 3 has been a popular SSD series among consumers and implementing the newer, smaller process geometry will not only extend its life, but enables mainstream users with an excellent computing experience at a competitive price point.”

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