OCZ announced the Vertex 450 SATA III SSD Series featuring the company's own controller Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10. Vertex 450 bridges the gap between high performance and mainstream solid-state storage. With advanced storage performance, reliability, and quality, the Vertex 450 utilizes 20nm process geometry NAND flash to meet the needs of today's high-end consumer and client applications.
Replacing the 25nm-based Vertex 4, the new Vertex 450 uses NAND flash based on 20nm process geometry to deliver superior, cost-effective solid state storage. The Vertex 450 provides bandwidth of up to 540MB/s read, 530MB/s write, and 4K random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS, being the right choice for accelerating gaming, content creation, and multimedia applications, while driving an improved overall computing experience.
Based on the Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller, the Vertex 450 is able to deliver high speed 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.
Vertex 450 SSDs feature an ultra-slim 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. Windows 8 support is there also.
The Vertex 450 will be available in 128GB to 512GB capacities and is backed by a 3-year warranty.