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The OCZ Vertex 2 we have in the lab today is one of their latest models featuring the popular high speed Sandforce controller and high performance MLC flash memory. It is rated at a 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write with sustained writes of up to 250MB/s.
The latest generation drives from OCZ have made major advancements over these early designs in both speed and reliability. In the next several pages we will put the OCZ Vertex 2 through our suite of benches and see how this new drive stacks up against other drives including an first generation SSD Raid 0 array.