There is only so much you can say about a SSD physically so we will not spend much time on that. But we will state the drive comes enclosed in a black and gray part metal and part plastic enclosure. This keeps the drive light and durable at the same time.
The drive displays the model names along with the controller which the drive is built around on the top.
While on the bottom there is a product label that gives you many details like model name, size serial number and other information about the drive.
The heartbeat of the drive would begin with the Indilinx Everest 2 controller and in this case has the lettering IDX400MOO-BC stamped on it. a little research leads to this being an actual Marvel chip with a firmware written by Indilinx to enhance the performance of the chip.
The controller implements a few algorithms to allow the drive to operate at maximum performance levels which is needed running on a SATA III controller. One is called Ndurnace 2.0. This application allows the drive to do a high level of error correction checking without sacrificing performance. And this would not work as well as it does if it didn’t work hand-in-hand with the NAND of the drive.
Interesting fact is the drive comes with a total of 1 GB of DRAM onboard in the form of two Micron chips. The chips are labeled 2DD22 D9PBW if my eyes don’t fail me.
The actual sixteen 25nm NAND flashes are from Intel and at 8 GB each. The chips are labeled 29F64G08ACME3. A combination of all this technology is what allows OCZ to market the drive maxing at 120K 4K IOPS with averages being 85K write and 90K read.