OCZ Launches Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro SATA SSDs

OCZ Technology Group announced today its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD lineup. These will be for both client and enterprise applications. According to OCZ, the new series will deliver "double the performance of the previous generation." The release includes the Vertex 3 and the enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro. See all the specs after the break.

The Vertex 3 features the new SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor, and has up to 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write transfer rates, with up to 60,000 IOPS (4k random write). It will be available in 120GB and 240GB capacities.

The enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro features the premium SF-2500 SSD SATA III processor, and can implement MLC (Multi-Level Cell) SSD storage for server farms and IT infrastructures. The Pro edition will come in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB models.

The new SSDs will be showcased at next week's CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany. They will begin shipping immediately following the event.

CEO quote: "The new Vertex 3 solid state drive series builds on the success of our previous two generations of products and delivers exceptional performance by utilizing fast synchronous mode 2Xnm MLC NAND flash technology," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "These storage solutions feature both the highest sequential speeds available with a SATA 6GBps SSD and the highest IOPS of any current 2.5 inch SSD on the market today, allowing us to once again set the benchmark for industry leading SSD performance and reliability."

Check out the full press release, complete with much more corporate happiness here.