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OCZ Vertex 3 Pro
Strong SSD revenues prompt OCZ to quickly abandon DRAM products

When it comes to performance upgrades for computing systems, enthusiasts have been moving in large numbers to solid state drives. Upgrading a system from an "archaic" hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD) can make an immediate difference in boot speeds, application launch times, and overall system performance.

OCZ Technology, once primarily known for its DRAM/memory products, has in recent years expanded its product portfolio to include cooling products and power supplies. Another product category that has seen large gains for the company has been the SSD market.

OCZ Technology saw a 325 percent increase in revenues from its SSD business for fiscal Q3 2011 versus the previous year. Q3 2011 SSD revenues were also up 105 percent compared to Q2 2011. 

"SSD revenue accounted for 78% of our revenue and just by itself exceeds our historical quarterly revenue totals across all categories, thus reinforcing our decision to discontinue our remaining DRAM products," said OCZ Technology CEO Ryan Peterson. 

Thanks to the strong performance of its SSD portfolio, and the overall weakness in the global DRAM market, OCZ is accelerating its plans to exit the DRAM market.

"We still have some commitment on the memory side moving forward and will continue with certain SKUs for a period of time, but the amount of memory sales are going to be non-material to our overall business," said OCZ CMO Alex Mei in a phone interview with DailyTech. "Memory sales continues to shrink as an overall portion of our business to the point where it was not as significant."

OCZ showcased its SSD prowess last week with the announcement of the Vertex 3 Pro SSD family. The new drives feature a SandForce SF-2582 SATA III/6Gbps compliant controller that provides maximum read speeds of 550MB/sec and maximum write speeds of 525MB/sec.

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RE: Starting with DDR3, OCZ was no longer competitive
By CZroe on 1/11/2011 12:09:17 PM , Rating: 2
On my first Athlon X2 system I had OCZ DDR400 modules that were on the manufacturer's tested and recommended list for an Abit SLI board and yet games would blue-screen and the system would randomly crash unless they were under-clocked. Corsair ValueRAM was fine. Memtest confirms. The same modules worked great in an Intel P4 system (FIC Condor HTPC). This annoyed me greatly.

By azander on 1/11/2011 7:53:13 PM , Rating: 2
Hi CZroe, thanks for the comments and sorry to hear about the instability. The only reason I’m commenting here is I saw your system, the FIC Condor, and it immediately brought back a ton of memories for me. At that time I was actually in charge of marketing at FIC and the Condor was one of the products I launched here in the U.S., I’ll never forget that little box and the swing open latch design…that’s a classic now. =)

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