I just saw the outcome of a year long effort from both the Indilinx and the PLX teams at OCZ: the Vector SSD (pictured above). Unlike the Octane and Vertex 4 drives, the Barefoot 3 controller here uses OCZ's own IP and isn't licensed from Marvell. 

Although the NAND packages are screened with the OCZ logo, you're looking at Micron MLC NAND on this particular board.

The Vector will be shipping in Q4 of this year.

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  • ganeshts - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    and Toshiba ramping up.. Was it a good choice for OCZ to go with Micron for the NAND ?
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    I would assume OCZ can use whatever NAND they want -- so we'll probably see some asynchronous solutions along with the other stuff. I just want to know if performance is there or not (and reliability).
  • mrdude - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    and power consumption :P The current flock of Indilinx stuff chews up far too much
  • josephjpeters - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Is that Q4 of the Calendar Year or the Fiscal Year?

    Any word on performance spec's?
  • shabby - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    They're not releasing financial reports, just ssd's, so its calender year.
  • FATCamaro - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    Lol nice reply. This is generally true.
  • josephjpeters - Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - link

    Just wanted clarification, thanks.

    For what it's worth I've heard this drive is suppoed to be one hellluva performer. 150k IOPS range.
  • iwod - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - link

    This may have been delayed and put OCZ to make custom firmware with Marvell? Controller Performance has been tweaked to the point where the difference are nearly negligible apart from benchmarks. What we really need is a much lower power usage controller while retain similar performance. And then we need 20Gbps+ I/O port to future prove our SSD.
  • surgex - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - link

    12Gb/s SAS is just around the corner.
    Hitachi GST has already demo'd drives, and I believe LSI has a PCIe 3.0 12Gb HBA that's already in trials.
  • MadMan007 - Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - link

    Sounds good, but Everest 2 has really turned me off from OCZ and I was a big supporter of OCZ when everyone got on their case for Sandforce issues. Everest 2's reduced performance the more the drive is filled, even if less with 1.5 firmware, still seems like shady marketing to me. That's putting aside any relaibility concerns. I hope this doesn't show the same tendency, and if it does I hope websites run *all* their tests in a manner that exposes it.

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