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OCZ Vertex Series: 250MB/s Read, 240MB/s Write

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Currently, the fastest SSD on the market is Intel's 32GB X-25E but OCZ's Vertex series might be about to change that. DailyTech reports that thanks to a switch from JMicron's JMF602 SSD controller to the Indilinx Barefoot, and some firmware tweaks, OCZ has seen some intimidating test results.
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While not directly indicative of the speeds likely to be offered retail, OCZ apparently saw reads up to 250MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s. Bearing in mind Intel's X-25E offers 250MB/s and 170MB/s read and write respectively using its own custom controller, that's pretty good going by OCZ.

Indilinx itself rates its controller with 170MB/s write and 230MB/s read speeds, so OCZ has definitely eked some impressive extra performance out of the chip somehow. Whether that's entirely through firmware, or a result of conservative ratings on Indilinx can't be discerned.

With pre-order pricing ranging between £120-odd for a 30GB Vertex SSD and nearly £750 for a 250GB model, these drives still aren't going to be for the average PC user.

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