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OCZ Launches Vector Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD, First All In-House Design 122

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from the intel-sans-gouging dept.
MojoKid writes "Not many SSD controller manufacturers have been able to compete with the likes of SandForce and the myriad of SATA drives from various OEMs on the market that are based on their technology. However, OCZ took a different approach recently when they acquired SSD controller manufacturer Indilinx and PCI Express Switch maker PLX. Today the company took the wraps of their new Vector line of SSDs. The Vector is the first drive from OCZ to utilize only technologies developed by the unified Indilinx, PLX, and OCZ teams (except for the actual NAND flash), since the acquisitions. The Vector is based on the new INDILINK Barefoot 3 controller, which in terms of its features and specifications, looks competitive with some of the fastest drives on the market currently. In the benchmarks, the drive's IOMeter and CrystalDiskMark scores line up well and OCZ is offering a 5 year warranty on the product."
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OCZ Launches Vector Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD, First All In-House Design

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @01:49PM (#42119399)

    All the six drives ive had started going bad by returning corrupted data (no errors shown on SMART, just bluescreens).
    Never buy lifetime warrantied products from eithe of those companies. Patriot refused my lifetime warrantied drive by claiming it was damaged in the mail and OCZ just flat out refused claiming the drives werent currently manufactured (although under warranty).

  • Available now (Score:4, Informative)

    by lw54 (73409) <lance@woodson. c o m> on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @02:04PM (#42119643)

    The best thing about product launches being announced on /. is by the time it's posted, the product is already available.

    Newegg has the 128GB for $160, 256GB for $290 and 512GB for $570.

  • Re:I wouldn't. (Score:4, Informative)

    by jones_supa (887896) on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @02:17PM (#42119827)
    On a sidenote, it's interesting how people here set up boycotts on companies like Sony because their PS3 can't run Linux, while there are companies like OCZ that have a solid track record of producing clearly bad products and providing poor customer support, which in my opinion would much more deserve the bad reputation.

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