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FiXT February 18, 2010 10:07 AM

OCZ Technology Launches Vertex Limited Edition SSD
 
OCZ Technology Group has unveiled the highly anticipated Vertex Limited Edition (LE). Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, OCZ?s Vertex LE is the epitome of innovation for power users seeking to integrate a new class of SSD in their Windows-based systems. For early adopters, a Vertex LE drive can take a high-end computing experience to the ne... [ Read full article ]

Linus February 18, 2010 10:22 AM

Expect NCIX to be one of the first with these exciting new SSDs available! :punk:

FiXT February 18, 2010 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Linus (Post 335568)
Expect NCIX to be one of the first with these exciting new SSDs available! :punk:

How many arms and legs will be required to obtain this device?

AkG February 18, 2010 10:37 AM

Probably 450 to 500 for the 100GB version if I was to hazard a guess.

Linus February 18, 2010 10:57 AM

They've been listed for about 2 weeks, so it's not exactly a secret:

NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

Linus

bojangles February 18, 2010 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Linus (Post 335595)
They've been listed for about 2 weeks, so it's not exactly a secret:

NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

Linus

100/200GB? Where's the other 20-28 GB on the 100GB SSD? Are they using that for reserve/trash pickup?

rjbarker February 18, 2010 03:07 PM

Linus....does this have anything at all to do with the Weekend Special Price of the Vertex 120 ?....as in too much Stock...

Linus February 18, 2010 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bojangles (Post 335717)
100/200GB? Where's the other 20-28 GB on the 100GB SSD? Are they using that for reserve/trash pickup?

That's your first hint that the "LE" drives might not be using an Indilinx controller ;)

Edit: And no, this doesn't have to do with the special pricing on the Vertex 120GB. Vertex is here to stay for now.

AkG February 18, 2010 04:11 PM

Its a Sandforce controller based SSD (the SF1200 IIRC). Sandforce is doing things differently than Indi/Intel/Samsung/Toshiba/etc and going for nice "round" numbers. It still has 128GB of NAND onboard it but the extra room should help a lot with wear leveling. Even without the compression they are going to do (reported to be in the 0.5 - 0.6x write size) this means that this SSD is going to be much more gentle on its cells and last even longer than a OCZ Vertex 120GB which "only" has 8GB set aside. Things get even better with the 200GB as that one in theory will have 56GB set aside for wear leveling!

lowfat February 18, 2010 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Linus (Post 335568)
Expect NCIX to be one of the first with these exciting new SSDs available! :punk:

How about the Crucial RealSSD-C300? http://smiliesftw.com/x/fingersx.gif


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