Our first stop at CEBit 2012 in Hannover, Germany, was at the OCZ booth and were we in for a shock. It wasn’t ten minutes since the doors opened and the crowd surrounding OCZ enterprise products was unbelievable. So much for getting those early shots right?
Hoping to be the first to visit the OCZ booth, we think even they were caught off guard with respect to such early morning enterprise SSD interest. On another front, OCZ has officially unveiled their V4 with no release date as of yet.
The Vertex 4 has been on the minds of many SSD enthusiasts for some time now and is built on the Everest 2 platform and will contain synchronous NAND flash memory.
Just as interesting, however, was this picture of OCZ’ expected release of the Kilimanjaro platform where the soon to be released Z-Drive R5 is pictured with a 2.5″ and mSATA form factor. This platform is a joint venture between OCZ and Marvell and, if these specs are correct, that 2.5″ SSD will push 1GB/s transfer speeds with 100,000 IOPS. This would be the top speed seen in any typical notebook form factor yet.
Next up on the list is the new OCZ Lightfoot which is an external SSD based on Intel’s Thunderbolt interface. This SSD will be available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512GB and will have transfer speeds of 750MB/s.
Last but not least, we have one of our first pictures of our reviewer, Derek Tokar, and OCZ’ Jessica Luken who needs absolutely no introduction whatsoever. This is Derek’s first trip with ‘The Team’ and we can imagine his feelings of loss and abandon in a sea of technology and electronics.
Stay tuned later as we try and get near the OCZ enterprise products later for some shots and detail.