Why would they stop packaging their own nand if it provided them with a cost savings? Will Micron be selling OCZ branded drives soon? No, their new M500 is not on par with the Vertex or Vector and no they don't have their own consumer controller and could use BF3.
From Anandtech, "The M500's performance is by no means bad, but it's definitely slower than the competition. Crucial targeted Samsung's SSD 840, but in most cases the TLC based 840 is faster than the M500. "
If the M500 is a direct competitor to Samsungs value TLC 840, then where is Microns mainstream/performance/enthusiast SSDs to compete with the 840 Pro? Micron purchasing OCZ is a very real possibility here especially since they supply them all their nand and do not want to lose those sales to another competitor.
" Keep endurance the same, but sacrifice performance in order to hit the right cost target. In the long run I suspect it'll need to be a combination of both approaches, but for now that leaves us in a unique position with the M500."
well as you can see they not going for performance, they going for price which is the only real thing that matters.
you can buy a 960 GB for $600, now tell me is that not a steal? still to expensive for mainstream, but sure better then $600 for half the GB.
Rob: I believe this is some kind of agreement for nand supply. There ALSO could be just a cost saving, by not branding it with the OCZ logos. Everyone knows OCZ is the number 1 performance SSD so having MU branded nand in there drives is a go kick back for MU
ru do you even know why the other ones had a ocz logo? it was because they bought the wafer then had MU die the wafers into NAND they would then put the ocz logo on them so they wouldn't get mixed into other batches.
jeezzzz... don't you remember the whole ocz nand fakes?