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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:34

OCZ working on 3.5-inch SSDs

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Vertex 2 and Agility 2 series

In addition to the regular 2.5-inch and the new 1.8-inch SSDs, OCZ is apparently also working on 3.5-inch versions of Vertex 2 and Agility 2 solid state drives.

Although these aren't announced yet, thanks to the tip from our sources we can share some info about these upcoming SSDs. Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 3.5-inch SSDs will have the same specs as their 2.5-inch brethren, so you can expect speeds of up to 285MB/s for maximum write and 275MB/s for maximum read as well as 250MB/s for sustained write. The 4k random write figures ends up at 50,000 IOPS for both drives or at least for 120 and 240GB versions.

Both Vertex 2 and the Agility 2 3.5-inch SSDs will end up in three versions with 120, 240 and 480GB capacity and will feature SATA II 3.0Gbps interface.

The new 3.5-inch Vertex 2 and Agility 2 should appear in retail/e-tail pretty soon and we'll update the article with prices accordingly.

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Last modified on Thursday, 15 July 2010 10:27
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+2 #1 Fud_u 2010-07-15 01:59
Well, there's nothing wrong with 2.5" SSD because you can use it for both desktop and laptop. 3.5" SSD is kinda limited to only desktop... Unless they significantly improve the read/write on the 3.5" SSD then I see no reason that it will appeal to anyone. I leave my 2.5" SSD hanging in my desktop without a converter to 3.5" and honestly, it doesn't hurt because it so light.
 
 
+2 #2 robert3892 2010-07-15 07:27
The main advantage to 3.5 inch SSDs will be the ability to use the drive in a normal 3.5 HD slot in your chassis without an extra bracket
 
 
0 #3 pedrogent 2010-07-15 09:54
a fair few spelling mistakes in the 1st 2 paras...

:cry:
 

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