CES 2014: OCZ shows Barefoot/Toshiba powered Vertex 460 and new Z-Drive 4500
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 7, 2014 - 10:56 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: z-drive, toshiba, ssd, ocz, CES 2014, CES, barefoot 3
Earlier today we swing by OCZ for a look at what was new. First up is a fresh launch, the Vertex 460:
This new SSD will sport a Barefoot 3 M10 controller driving Toshiba 19nm flash. With OCZ's recent acquisition by Toshiba, this makes things handy, as OCZ can now source this flash at a much lower cost. I suspect much of OCZ's lineup will make a similar transition as time goes on.
Also up is a few changes in the enterprise sector:
The Intrepid (center) sticks around, while the PCIe solutions get a bit of a shuffle. To the left is the Z-Drive 4500, which is a shorter iteration of OCZ's previous enterprise offerings.
The Z-Drive XL (right) may look a bit familiar from the back. It's actually a slight repackage of the Z-Dive R4. The main tweaks here were cooling optimizations and a heatsink that keeps the same form and function as the smaller 4500.
We will have a review of the Vertex 460 up in a few weeks time, and we are happy to see OCZ won't be going anywhere any time soon.
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