vertex 4 1 OCZ demos the Vertex 4 at CeBIT

Last week OCZ announced that it was going to be showing off its Indilinx Everest 2 based Vertex 4 SSD at CeBIT and the company did indeed have a couple of units up and running at the show. What we're not so sure about is the so called industry leading performance that the press release was talking about, but it's by no means a sloth.

Last week OCZ announced that it was going to be showing off its Indilinx Everest 2 based Vertex 4 SSD at CeBIT and the company did indeed have a couple of units up and running at the show. What we're not so sure about is the so called industry leading performance that the press release was talking about, but it's by no means a sloth.

vertex 4 1 OCZ demos the Vertex 4 at CeBIT

OCZ claims preliminary performance numbers of up to 90,000 IOPS or 500MB/s and although the company didn't say, we presume these are read performance figures. To back up those claims, the company was also running live IOMeter demos where the drives were hitting about 85k IOPS, something that might be able to be improved with newer firmware revisions.

IOMeter was also reporting read speeds of about 330-335MB/s, quite a way off from OCZ's claims, but it's worth keeping in mind that the Everest 2 controller doesn't rely on data compression like SandForce based controllers, which means that the Vertex 4 could in fact be vastly faster for those working with a lot of incompressible data like video.

vertex 4 2 OCZ demos the Vertex 4 at CeBIT

Apparently we can expect capacities of up to 2TB once the Vertex 4 arrives, but apart from that OCZ didn't say much about the Vertex 4. Just a note on the performance figures, the drives at the show have been benchmarking straight for a few days by now and as such what we're looking at isn't peak performance numbers from IOMeter, but rather the kind of performance you'd see from the drive after it has been in use for some time.