Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 07 January 2010 14:04

OCZ is ready for the new year

Written by Slobodan Simic

Image

Bunch of new SSDs

According to reports OCZ was quite busy and it is ready for this new year and will continue to focus on the SSD market where they did quite well during 2009. OCZ plans to introduce a bunch of new SSDs in Q1 2010. Many are based on the new Sandforce controller, while others will use the well known Indilinx controllers.

In the enterprise segment, OCZ is working on the Vertex 2 Pro EX and Vertex 2 Pro which are based on the Sandforce SF-1500 controller. The first one will use faster SLC NAND chips and will have impressive read and write speeds of up to 280MB/s and 270MB/s. The non-EX version should be quite similar except for the fact that it will use MLC chips in order to lower the cost a bit.

The non-Pro Vertex 2 will use the Sandforce SF-1200 controller and thus it will have a bit lower read and write speeds but should be a bit cheaper.

The ones that the bigger part of the consumer market is interested in is the Solid 2 line which will still be based on quite well known Indilinx Barefoot controller paired up with MLC NAND chips which should give it write and read speeds of up to 220 and 130MB/s.

The final stand in the lower priced segment is the drive that should show up pretty soon, maybe even as of next month. This one uses Indilinx Amigos controller, and an impressive price tag of US $99. Of course, we are talking about a 32GB version that should hopefully give Intel's X25-V a run for its money and also bring the SSD much closer to the average consumer.

We'll be keeping a close eye on OCZ's SSDs in Q1, as it certainly has a lot to show.

Last modified on Thursday, 07 January 2010 14:37

Slobodan Simic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments