When we look back at the performance that we have seen from OCZ’s solid state drives in the past, such as the Vertex 3 and the Vertex 3 Max IOPS, we have been highly impressed by their pure performance that they have on tap, as well as their quality components and the all so impressive Sandforce SF-2281 controller that we all know and love.
Moving forward from the success of the Vertex 3 and Max IOPS edition only means that we can get drives with more refined components and even still, more performance. This is where we find the Vertex 4 being the latest drive to be pumped out of the OCZ labs.
There are a few changes that we will go into more depth later on in the review, but major changes include the drop of the Sandforce controller and the integration of the Indilinx Everest 2 controller, making this the first in the Vertex lineup to feature a non-Sandforce controller. This integration of the new controller follows after OCZ’s acquisition of Indilinx earlier last year and what we’ve seen from other cheaper based SSD’s in the OCZ product catalogue.
Getting a Vertex drive in to the eTeknix labs has always got us excited and as we’ve said before, it is drives like this one that gets the inner enthusiast inside each of us buzzing, so without delaying you any more, lets get tucked in and have another serving of some Vertex goodness from OCZ.