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OCZ to launch Vertex Turbo edition solid state drives

by Parm Mann on 25 June 2009, 12:17


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Between its Summit, Vertex, Agility, Apex and Core series of solid state drives, you'd think that OCZ has the flash-based storage market covered.

Apparently not, as it seems the Californian manufacturer has plans to expand that range with Turbo editions of its Vertex range.

According to reports, Vertex Turbo drives will be available in a matter of weeks, and they'll arrive in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB capacities.

The drives, expected to fetch from $150 to $800 at retail, will feature the same 64MB of cache as the standard Vertex range but are believed to offer a performance increase of up to 10 per cent.

OCZ currently quotes sequential read and write speeds of up to 250MB/s and 180MB/s, respectively, for its 120GB Vertex drive. Factor in the 10 per cent performance boost and we could be looking at 275MB/s and 198MB/s for the Turbo edition.

No word on the flash memory or controller used, but the Turbo range looks set to slot in somewhere between the performance-orientated Summit and Vertex series.

Curious to know how well a standard OCZ Vertex SSD performs? Stay tuned for our upcoming review.

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Anyone else disappointed at the lack of creativity in SSD naming/branding?

The mechanical drives at least have a few that logically apply to the technology.. ‘Spinpoint’ being one that comes to mind.

I guess the nature of the product doesn't really lend itself to dynamic, flamboyant imagery.

'Vertex' describes an axis/spin (mechanical) drive, far better than the SSD.
It just feels like the marketing department looked blankly across the room when asked for a new name and said “just stick turbo on it”

I'd be interested to hear some ideas as I've drawn a blank in the few minutes daydreaming…
Anyone else disappointed at the lack of creativity in SSD naming/branding?

Er.. no, not at all actually. :O_o1:

OTOH I'm hanging on for the Vertex Turbo GTI series.
Surely “Vertex Turbo 60GB” is better than “WD20EADS Caviar Green” or “ST3750330NS Barracuda ES.2” :)
Don't forget that they've built a reasonably good name for their Vertex drives, so from a branding perspective it makes sense. I'm holding out for the Super Vertex Turbo Championship Edition myself.
LoL @ Naming. Might as well wait for the HyperDuperUberMegaSuperGruntMaster 8000 SupremeGTIPowerSLITurbo SSSD.