Add OCZ to the growing list of SSD vendors differentiating their drives with a proprietary controller

SSD vendor OCZ has been showing its new top-of-the-line Vector 2.5-inch SSD at this week’s Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. During a conference call with analysts, OCZ CEO Ryan Peterson reportedly discussed the controller in the new SSD. It’s the Indilinx Barefoot 3, an all-new design internally developed by OCZ, which bought controller vendor Indilinx last year.

Many SSD vendors have been acquiring SSD controller vendors or developing in-house SSD controllers as a way to differentiate their storage products.

For more discussion of this topic, see:

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