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Old February 18, 2010, 11:07 AM
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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 ]
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Old February 18, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Expect NCIX to be one of the first with these exciting new SSDs available!
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Old February 18, 2010, 11:31 AM
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How many arms and legs will be required to obtain this device?
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Probably 450 to 500 for the 100GB version if I was to hazard a guess.
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Old February 18, 2010, 11:57 AM
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They've been listed for about 2 weeks, so it's not exactly a secret:

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100/200GB? Where's the other 20-28 GB on the 100GB SSD? Are they using that for reserve/trash pickup?
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Linus....does this have anything at all to do with the Weekend Special Price of the Vertex 120 ?....as in too much Stock...
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Old February 18, 2010, 04:28 PM
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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.
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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!
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How about the Crucial RealSSD-C300?
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