OCZ has established quite a name with its Vertex series of SSD's. Because of this, it's unsurprising that the company adds new models to the line-up from time to time. Earlier, OCZ came with a special Vertex SSD for Macintosh systems and they also introduced a faster version with SLC memory chips, branded Vertex EX.
The latest addition to the Vertex SSD's is the Vertex Turbo, which features handpicked controller chips and MLC memory chips to guarantee the best performance. According to OCZ, this makes the Turbo editions up to 10% faster than a regular Vertex disk. The increase in price would also be 10%. Like the 'regular' Vertex, the Turbo features an Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64 MB cache memory and a SATA 3 Gbps connector. OCZ claims speeds of 278 and 213 MB/s for respectively reading and writing on the Turbo edition.
The Vertex Turbo should become available within a few weeks, featuring recommended pricetags of between $150 for the 30 GB entry model and about $800 for the largest 250 GB edition.
OCZ's Vertex Turbo is to be 10% faster by using handpicked chips