OCZ Technology upgraded its first generation Vertex and Colossus SSD Series. Called the Vertex Plus and Colossus Plus, the new SATA II
solutions continue to implement the Indilinx technology while
delivering significantly improved performance at their affordable
"The original Vertex and Colossus series of Solid State Drives set the
benchmark for performance and reliability, and quickly became
top-selling solutions for customers seeking all the benefits of SSD
technology over traditional rotational media both in mobile and
desktop computing," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group.
"The new Vertex Plus and Colossus Plus further improve on already
popular products by delivering higher performance with the latest NAND
technology, and make SSDs even more accessible to customers with a
lower cost per gigabyte."
In combination with the latest flash memory, the Vertex Plus and
Colossus Plus are based on optimized firmware that boosts performance
to new levels, according to the company. Additionally, thanks to cost
effective NAND and controller technology, the Vertex Plus and Colossus
Plus offer lower cost per gigabyte configurations.
Compared to its predecessor, Vertex Plus features higher sequential
speeds along with improved 4KB random write IOPS, while offering high
uncompressed data performance. The 2.5-inch Vertex Plus Series is
available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.
Likewise, the Colossus Plus features an internal RAID-0 design with
new Indilinx technology that offers high sequential speeds and over
20,000 4KB random write IOPS. The Colossus will be offered with up to
a 1TB (1024GB) of capacity in a 3.5-inch form factor that easily
integrates into desktop systems.