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OCZ Adds 480GB SDDs

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http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2010/379

Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 400GB editions feature 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, with higher 4k random writes up to 22,500 IOPS on the Vertex 2 Series.

Interesting when you go to the product pages click on spec's tab, they list lower IOPS performance for the 400 & 480GB capacities, fully 1/2 the 240GB & lower capacity drives, wtf is up with that?

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/2-5--sata-ii/performance-enterprise-solid-state-drives/ocz-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5--ssd.html

No USD pricing on the range topping capacities, but Canadian prices are scary $1.9k pre-order.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53462&vpn=OCZSSD2-2VTXE480G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology

Puts it above the OWC 480GB drives now listed as being 11days from time of order.

Tweektown has anointed this the top SSD of the week/flavor of the week. Looking at just PCVantage marks, I don't see a huge difference between closely ranked SSD's.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3299/ocz_vertex_2_e_series_120gb_solid_state_drive_exclusive_review/index9.html

TT also claims the MDD discount of $350 on the 120GB is a great deal compared to 100GB SF1200 that were going for near $600 in January...well I say they are still very expensive. Drop the prices 1/2 that and more will be interested.

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I didn't get to posting this news today, but here's the full release if you want it. Not a lot to go on really, larger capacities. OCZ has a habit of pre-announcing with no pricing.

SAN JOSE, CA—May 24, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, today introduced new high-capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drives. The award-winning lines now include 400GB and 480GB models, making the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 an excellent SSD option for clients who don't want to be constrained by storage limitations.

"Solid State Drives have long delivered on exceptional performance and reliability but capacity has been a barrier to adoption for some clients," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. "Building on our popular Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSD lines our new high capacity models give customers up to 480GB of storage space allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of SSDs with plenty of room for even the largest applications and files, making this the ideal solution for customers that place a premium on speed, reliability and capacity."

With double the storage of the existing models, the 400GB and 480GB editions facilitate a more responsive PC experience while providing ample room for a multitude of applications and files. The new higher capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 not only deliver the faster boot up and shut downs, but offer extensive space for the latest operating systems, game titles, and programs for shorter load times and snappier performance compared to mechanical hard drives.

Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 400GB editions feature 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, with higher 4k random writes up to 22,500 IOPS on the Vertex 2 Series. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the drives easily integrate into today's desktop and mobile platforms and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Series will now ship with these latest capacities, and come backed by a 3-year warranty for additional peace of mind.

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No USD pricing on the range topping capacities, but Canadian prices are scary $1.9k pre-order.
Cripes!! I mean... reasonable n' all considering the capacity, but man... still pricey. :)

The lower performance is a bit troubling (well once you consider how pricey it is!), maybe the 240GB version makes more sense...

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