OCZ Adds 7mm Vertex 450 2.5-Inch 6Gb SATA SSDs Up to 512GB

20nm MLC flash and company's Barefoot 3 M10 controller.
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.05.27

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc. announced the Vertex 450 SATA III SSD Series featuring the company's Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller.


As part of the Vertex series, it lives up to its name and bridges the gap between high performance and mainstream solid-state storage.

With storage performance and reliability, it utilizes 20nm process geometry NAND flash to meet the needs of high-end consumer and client applications.

"As one of the industry's most highly awarded SSD Series to date, the Vertex name has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in flash-based storage providing an exceptional balance of performance and cost efficiency," said Daryl Lang, SVP of product management for OCZ. "The Vertex 450 marks the first time this popular OCZ series utilizes in-house ASIC technology delivering an even greater level of speed, reliability and value for our customers."

Replacing the 25nm-based Vertex 4, the Vertex 450 uses NAND flash based on the 20nm process geometry to deliver superior, cost-effective solid state storage and features. It provides bandwidth of up to 540MB/s read, 530MB/s write, and 4K random write performance of up to 90,000 IO/s, accelerating  gaming, content creation, and multimedia applications.

With its Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller, the Vertex 450 is tuned to deliver high speed sequential transfers and consistent sustained performance over time, regardless if the data file formats are compressed or uncompressed for faster file transfers, boot-ups, and a more responsive storage experience.

The BF3 M10 controller is a derivative of the original product which adds AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. This gives the ability to offer a power/cost optimized solution targeted for the mainstream market. With a priority on reliability and flash-optimized endurance, the Vertex 450 also features a suite of flash management tools that analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear, heightening data integrity over the long term.  

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 transfer data from legacy HDD storage.

The Vertex 450 will be available in 128GB to 512GB capacities and is backed by a 3-year warranty.