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    News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Proprietary Indilinx controllers pay off with quick release of fast new firmware.
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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Wasn't it discovered that infact the controller isn't home grown, its a Marvel with heavily customised firmware?

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Yeah it was, which means there is no excuse for it to be any worse than other Marvell drives like the m4, and in some benches it was way off the pace until now. Rushed out the door again and fixed later by the looks of it. If the differentiator is the quality of your firmware you need to get it right on release, not months later!
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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Wasn't it discovered that infact the controller isn't home grown, its a Marvel with heavily customised firmware?
    Yes, but there's a lot of emphasis placed on the firmware that runs on-top and simply by owning the firmware development you have the same benefits as if the chip was made in-house.

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Seeing as this is a Release Candidate, does that mean there may be more gains in performance for the final release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    Yes, but there's a lot of emphasis placed on the firmware that runs on-top and simply by owning the firmware development you have the same benefits as if the chip was made in-house.
    But how does that differ to the amount of work/control that goes into sandforce controller based drives?

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Quote Originally Posted by GavinT1969 View Post
    Seeing as this is a Release Candidate, does that mean there may be more gains in performance for the final release?
    Not always, if performance is at the expense of reliability, then it will be scrapped.

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    But how does that differ to the amount of work/control that goes into sandforce controller based drives?
    Sandforce drives usually use barely modified reference firmware, the Intel 520/330 are the notable exceptions. Intel put their firmware through months of testing, and the result is they made a good job of it and it's had good reviews... That's a reason I'd probably buy Intel drives right now, I'd have one in my main PC but when I built it the next most-reliable but still fast choice seemed to be Crucial. I've avoided the smaller manufacturers, they just seem to unreliable for my £.

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    Any competition to Sandforce is welcome. It will push the industry forward faster! Which means better performance for us!

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    Re: News - OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs receive BIG boost with firmware v1.4RC

    great news for me as I was planning on buying one...

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