The release of the Vector marked as a change in OCZ's strategy. With a new CEO, OCZ's goal was to change the company's brand image from being a low-cost value brand to a higher-end, high performance and quality SSD manufacturer. For the first time, OCZ decided not to release a value version (Agility-level drive) of its Barefoot 3 platform and only focused on the higher-end market with the Vector and Vertex 4xx lineups. Almost two years later since the introduction of the Vector, OCZ is now finally comfortable with bringing the Barefoot 3 platform to the mainstream market and the ARC 100 acts as the comeback vehicle. OCZ ARC 100 Specifications Capacity 120GB 240GB 480GB Controller OCZ Barefoot 3 NAND Toshiba A19nm MLC Sequential Read 475MB/s 480MB/s 490MB/s Sequential Write 395MB/s 430MB/s 450MB/s 4KB Random Read 75K IOPS 75K IOPS 75K IOPS 4KB Random Write 80K...
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...18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012
When OCZ released the Vertex 4 in April, it brought us excepionally great write performance. Based on OCZ's Everest 2 controller (Marvell IP with custom firmware), the Vertex 4...59 by Kristian Vättö on 8/4/2012
I received a tip yesterday with proof that OCZ's Everest controller was actually a Marvell 88SS9174 controller (the same controller used in Crucial's m4, Intel's SSD 510, etc...) with...53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/11/2012
OCZ released a firmware update for its Octane SSD series. The update carries a version number 1.13 and OCZ claims substantial random write improvements. To refresh everyone's memory on...7 by Kristian Vättö on 1/23/2012
Last month OCZ introduced the Octane, its first SSD based on the now in-house Indilinx Everest controller. The drive did reasonably well in our tests and was priced competitively...18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2011
In March, OCZ signed a definitive agreement to acquire Indilinx, the SSD controller company that pretty much dominated the value segment in 2009 before Intel got aggressive on pricing...58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/20/2011