Back in July, we learned all about OCZ's upcoming Barefoot 3 controller. This week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the guys from Engadget got up close and personal with the first Barefoot 3-powered solid-state drive: OCZ's as-of-yet-unreleased Vector SSD.
The Vector has a standard 2.5" form factor (a fact you can probably infer from the glamour shots of the bare circuit board). Engadget says OCZ will offer 256GB and 512GB capacities, with both of them due out in the fourth quarter. There's no word on exact transfer rates or IOPS, but this puppy will be outfitted with a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface.
As we noted in July, the Barefoot 3 actually hails from Indilinx, which OCZ acquired last year. It includes a 32-bit, 400MHz RISC-based processor, and OCZ expects it to deliver a "significant performance increase over [OCZ's] current products." The controller should be paired with 20-nm NAND flash chips.
|Brawling my way through Batman: Arkham Origins||5|
|Heavyweight rematch: Gigabyte X79-UP4 vs. MSI X79A-GD45 Plus||2|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||7|
|Acer's Iconia W4 tablet offers Bay Trail, 8'' display for $330||21|
|AMD issues statement on R9 290X speed variability, press samples||110|
|MSI's new gaming notebook has a 2880x1620 screen||27|
|Next-gen Intel SSDs could have 2TB capacities, integrated heatsinks||32|
|Data suggests consumer drives are as reliable as enterprise models||58|
|Valve joins the Linux Foundation||69|
|They had a 40M mail-in-rebate.||+29|