by Lyle Smith

OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD With 20nm NAND Flash Announced

OCZ has announced a new 20 nanometer (nm) NAND flash version of its Vertex 3 SSD Series, the Vertex 3.20. Like the original, OCZ's latest SSD refresh is a 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s SATA III-based MLC SSD that implements a SandForce controller; however, the Vertex 3.20 is built around smaller NAND flash process geometry. The change to 20nm comes as NAND manufacturers continue progressing to smaller NAND die to gain production efficiencies and cost savings. The Vertex 3.20 SSD will be available in 120GB and 240GB storage capacities immediately, with a 480GB model to be released shortly thereafter.


Original OCZ Vertex 3

With the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Vertex 3.20 SSD delivers excellent performance with read bandwidth up to 550MB/s, write bandwidth up to 520MB/s, random read performance up to 35,000 IOPS, and random write performance up to 65,000 IOPS. Additionally, the SSD is optimized for excellent endurance and reliability as well as power efficiency and comes with a three-year warranty. 

Availability

The Vertex 3.20 SSD will soon be available in 120GB and 240GB storage capacities through OCZ's global channel. 

UPDATE 3/13/13 - OCZ Vertex 3.20 Review Posted

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