OCZ today released the Vertex 450 SATA III SSD Series featuring the company's proprietary Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller and designed to bridge the gap between high performance and mainstream solid-state storage.
Replacing the 25nm-based Vertex 4, the new Vertex 450 uses NAND flash based on the 20nm process geometry to deliver cost-effective solid state storage and features. The SSD provides bandwidth of up to 540MB/s read, 530MB/s write, and 4K random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS.
OCZ claims that the Vertex 450 is fine-tuned to deliver sequential transfers and consistent sustained performance over time, regardless if the data file formats are compressed or uncompressed. The BF3 M10 controller is a derivative of the original product which adds AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. This gives OCZ the ability to offer a power/cost optimized solution targeted for the mainstream market. The Vertex 450 also features a suite of flash management tools that analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear.
Vertex 450 SSDs feature a 7mm alloy housing for compatibility with the latest thin form factor notebooks, and come bundled with a 3.5-inch adapter bracket as well as Acronis True Image cloning software with Windows 8 support to easily transfer data from legacy hard drive storage.
The SSD will be available in 128GB to 512GB capacities and is backed by a 3-year warranty.