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  • vectorm12 - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Good to see OCZ stepping up and starting to offer native PCIe controllers. Really looking forward to seeing what they can manage on the price/capacity scale. I'd really love to start deploying 1TB units in workstations but thus far cost and questionable endurance have kept it from becoming a reality. Reply
  • happycamperjack - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Vertex 4 is good enough for workstations. Servers + databases benefit more from these guys Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Good enough?

    No such thing. :D
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  • SleepyFE - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Vertex 4, Samsung 830, Intel 520, 720, 910 Reply
  • Per Hansson - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Is it possible to boot from these drives?
    I guess with a "normal" mainboard the answer is no?
    But is boot support something that is doable over PCIe at all?
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  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    There are many PCIe SSDs that support booting. At this point it's hard to say if this one supports booting, though. Reply
  • zanon - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Since there is no SATA involved I don't think it can be AHCI compliant, which means at the least it is unlikely it'd be plug and play like PCIe SSDs which do that. If it's not out there already I hope the industry can come up with something similar, or maybe even incorporate it into a 1.4 revision to AHCI post haste. Native PCIe looks exciting, but the thought of having to always deal with special drivers for storage like the bad old days is significantly less exciting. Reply
  • Kevin G - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    While there is no native SATA, they could provide a software emulation layer on the controller to adhere to existing standards and allow booting. This is just technical speculation on my part. Reply
  • SleepyFE - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Do the ones that support booting have native PCIe SSD controllers? Reply
  • ctyau - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Do you know if this is NVMe or another PCIe to SATA/SAS bridge card? Reply
  • FaaR - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    It says right in the article this is a NATIVE PCIe solution, if you just bother to read it properly. :) It doesn't use SATA/SAS. Reply
  • ctyau - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    Ok...so is it NVMe or a proprietary PCIe implementation? Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Any long term reliability tests done on the Vertex 4? I don't think I've read about any BSOD problems. The only complaints on Newegg are on firmware upgrade inconveniences. Reply
  • josephjpeters - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    I've had a 128GB Vertex 4 for about 2 months now (since launch) and it's been rock solid. The access times definitely make a difference compared to the Sandforce drives. The new FW made a big difference too. Reply

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