04 OCZ provides highly impressive firmware 1.4 update for Vertex 4 owners

Following the launch of OCZ's Vertex 4 series of Indilinx Everest 2 powered SSDs about a month ago, owners of these drives have just been provided with a real tasty morsel in the form of a firmware update that gives a pretty considerable boost to the drives' existing performance characteristics.

Following the launch of OCZ's Vertex 4 series of Indilinx Everest 2 powered SSDs about a month ago, owners of these drives have just been provided with a real tasty morsel in the form of a firmware update that gives a pretty considerable boost to the drives' existing performance characteristics.

In fact, in some cases (particularly with the lower capacity variant) sequential write performance is almost doubled and sequential read performance at low queue depths also sees a decent boost.

No matter how you look at it though, Firmware v1.4 will see notable performance improvements right across the Vertex 4 lineup. Here's a breakdown of the improvements to expect from the update :-

03 OCZ provides highly impressive firmware 1.4 update for Vertex 4 owners

Owners of the 128GB model will be particularly wrapped with levels of performance now equal to the 512GB's enterprise-grade characteristics using nothing more than a firmware update.

Following the release of firmware 1.4RC, Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ said, "OCZ strives to deliver new features and superior performance with our premium Vertex 4 solid state drives by continuing to enhance our firmware and making those improvements available to all our valued customers. With firmware v1.4, OCZ continues to fulfill its promise of delivering the most innovative, and highest performing SSDs on the market, regardless of file and data type, I/O workload, queue depth, and drive capacity."

The firmware upgrade is available for download via this link as of now, with Vertex 4 SSDs soon to start shipping to resellers sporting the final v1.4 firmware.

Source: OCZ Technology