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For PC junkies, there's hardly anything better than a new solid state drive announcement. Every time we see a new SSD, we think about just how eager we are to transition into a world where HDDs are the past and SSDs are the present. OCZ Technology seems to be dreaming those same dreams, and today they've unveiled a new addition to the Vertex 3 SATA III Series of solid state drives. The Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition drive is the unit in question, which combines the speed of SATA III with boosted random write performance.

These units are said to be ideal solutions for applications that demand high aggregate workloads and increased IO throughput, and it relies on SandForce's SF-2200 SSD controller. Vertex 3 Max IOPS will be available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB, and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan, and of course you'll get a 3-year warranty to boot. No pricing to discuss just yet, though!

OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives

Newest Addition to the Vertex 3 Product Line Combines the Speed of SATA III with Increased Random Write Performance

SAN JOSE, CA—April 26, 2011—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today unveiled a new addition to the highly-awarded Vertex 3 SATA III Series. The Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition drives extend the company’s industry-leading Vertex 3 SSD product line to support users that require greater transactional throughput.

“Following the successful launch of our Vertex 3 SATA III 6Gbps solid state drives we are pleased to introduce the new Max IOPS edition,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “Vertex 3 Max IOPS drives increase random write performance, and are the ideal storage solution for applications that require high aggregate workloads and increased IO throughput.”

The Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition combines the cutting-edge SandForce® SF-2200 SSD processor with premium NAND flash components to deliver exceptional 4KB random write performance with up to 75,000 IOPS. Furthermore, these drives can significantly improve multimedia entertainment and management, and the overall computing experience compared to both traditional mechanical hard drives and competing SSDs.

Vertex 3 Max IOPS will be available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB, and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan. All Vertex 3 Series drives come backed with a 3 year warranty to ensure customer satisfaction.

I still remember when 1TB hard drives were considered high-priced enthusiast hardware and now we are slowly once again transitioning into much improved technology. Eventually SSD will be the standard and we will all be looking for the next hot technology.


Anyone know the stats of SSD's average life vs the average life of a mechanical drive. I know flash drive have a limited amount of read/write cycles before they start throwing errors do SSD's have this same issue? I know this is a bit of a newb question and I probably could find out with a little research. I wonder since I have had mechanical drive which I kept cool and lasted 10 years without issues.


From what I have been reading which is all speculation of course most expect with it's non-moving parts to last about 1,000,000+ hrs mean time between failures which translates to about 114 years.

Also, the failure of a ssd if I am reading correctly means the drive becomes a read-only so backup should still be possible to another drive whereas a regular hard disk might erase all your data.

Here are some links with some more detailed info

I also searched google "average ssd life expectancy"


I love my SSD. Just waiting till the 500GB ones get to be the same price as the current 1TB HDD's, then I will upgrade my 64GB.

When I do I will go with an OCZ SSD. Just hope they get a little stronger to be able to write cache without sacrificing extended life.


So they're still using Sandforce controllers even though they bought their own ssd controller manufacturing company?

I agree with Tom about this brand. I love my 80GB OCZ drive too.


I appreciate the reply realneil and the link to the article I missed that one :)


That might take some time animator 🙂. I would like to just get a 64GB one right now :)


So the Best just Got Better.....!!!


I have no complaints against my current drives, but I'm ready for HDDs to be the past and SSDs to be the present. :-)