OCZ unveiled its new 6Gbps Vertex 3 series lineup of 2.5″ solid state drives with the SATA III interface yesterday, promising that the new lineup has double the performance of the last generation SSDs. The series will come in several different capacities with the highest featuring up to 400GB.
The Vertex 3 offers users the new second generation SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor, which was also released yesterday, along with the SF-2100. The processor can handle up to 550MBps read and 500MBps write transfer rates and was benchmarked to handle up to 60,000 input-output operations per second with 4k random write.
Also launching along with the series is the enterprise Vertex 3 Pro SATA III SSDs for higher-end performance. The Pro line has a second generation enterprise SandForce SF-2500 processor and multi-level cell implementation.
The Vertex 3 series will be displayed next week at the international telecommunications, digital media, and consumer electronic CeBIT global conferences event in Germany.
Vertex 3 will be available from OCZ after the CeBIT event in 120GB and 240GB capacities. The Vertex Pro will come in 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities. Exact product dimensions are 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm. Every capacity will include TRIM support/command.