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New OCZ SSDs are incredibly fast

SSDs are finally coming into their own as storage capacities go up and prices come down. Both OCZ and Super Talent have pulled the wraps off new SSDs today.

The OCZ offerings include the new Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs. The SSDs have blazing fast read and write speeds thanks to a new controller. Both drives are capable of up to 285 MB/s read and 275 MB/s write speeds. The main difference comes in the IOPS performance of the two SSDs.

The Vertex 2 is capable of 50,000 IOPS while the Agility 2 is capable of a much lower 10,000 IOPS. Both of the SSDs will be offered in 50GB to 400GB capacities and will start shipping on a few weeks at undisclosed prices.

"OCZ’s original Vertex Series of solid state drives have become a top seller due to the product’s exceptional performance and reliability,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The new Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD lines continue that tradition by incorporating the latest controller and firmware technology. They are an excellent solution for customers who are looking for improved transfer rates and best-in-class input/output per second (IOPS) for a wide range of uses, ranging from entertainment to workstation and tier 2 storage applications. Additionally, this new product line highlights our continuing determination to be the market leader in the high reliability memory and flash-based storage market." 

Super Talent has also unveiled a new SSD called the Value SSD family. The SSD is offered in 8GB to 64GB capacities and has sequential read performance of up to 152MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 97MB/s. Pricing is unknown, but these should be very cheap SSDs considering the performance numbers and that similar OCZ Onyx SSDs are right at $100. The drive uses MLC NAND and uses SATA 3Gbps connectivity in a 2.5-inch form factor.



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By tpurves on 4/9/2010 4:34:24 PM , Rating: 2
I've had 4 SSDs in the last year and 3 have failed. That's 4 different brands of SSD in 3 different computers.

Dell mini 9 factory SSD failed after 2 days, RMA'd to Dell.

Runcore PATA SSD upgrade in a dell D430 worked great for 4 weeks and now it BSODs constantly, needs to be RMA'd

Kingston (has intel controller inside) bricked up and died half way through installing windows for the first time. I now have a new one from Kingston sitting on my desk not sure if I will keep it.

Intel SSD (bought to replace the Kingston cause I didn't have time to wait for the RMA) still working fine. But then this one went to upgrade an egregiously slow 4200rpm drive in my 93yr old gradfather's toshiba laptop (go grandpa!) and I don't think he is exactly pushing it too hard.


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