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OCZ Solid 3  (Source: OCZ)

OCZ Agility 3  (Source: OCZ)
SSDs have impressive performance

OCZ is putting lots of money and effort into the SSD market. This comes after OCZ vacated some of the markets it was known for like computer RAM to focus more on SSDs and other emerging tech. The move has proven to be good for the company with the popularity of SSDs growing at a very fast pace.

OCZ has announced the addition of two new SSD lines to its portfolio. The new lines include the 2.5-inch Solid 3 SATA III SSD and the Agility 3 SATA III SSD. Both of the SSDs are designed to cater to the needs and wants of the computer enthusiast and gamer. OCZ claims that the new SSDs offer twice the performance of the previous versions and are more cost effect than current 6Gbps SSDs on the market today.

“With increased availability of SATA III platforms, the demand for the latest generation SSDs has grown rapidly,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ technology Group. “We are addressing this demand with new products that offer both the best performance and value for consumers. The new Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs make it easier than ever for consumers take advantage of the new SATA III interface. When coupled with the speed and reliability benefits that our SSDs offer over traditional hard drives, it makes the two new series the ideal choices for mobile and desktop applications.”

Both of the SSDs use the SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor and have impressive performance. The Agility 3 SSD is capable of 525MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes with up to 50,000 4KB random write IOPS. The Solid 3 is a more value oriented SSD with 500MB/s reads and 450MB/s writes with 20,000 4KB random write IOPS per second. The new SSDs will come in 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB capacities. Both SSDs also have TRIM support and a 3-year warranty.

Back in March, OCZ acquired fabless controller company Indilinx to further bolster its SSD efforts.

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SandForce panic-lock fix?
By sleepeeg3 on 5/10/2011 11:50:45 PM , Rating: 2
So did they fix the encryption "feature" of SandForce drives causing them to become irrecoverably panic-locked with complete loss of data anytime there was an issue? This was resulting in many vanishing Vertex 2 & Agility 2 drives on their forums...

OCZ is not the only SandForce manufacturer to have the problem, but probably the most popular. Last I checked, the issue was being ignored.

Also considering they recently deceived users by switching to slower, less reliable 25nm flash drives without buyer's knowledge, is room for concern. In addition to this, they were sued for fraud for misrepresenting their financial growth and for their CEO failing to disclose a criminal background involving charges of theft, drug violations, and forgery.

RE: SandForce panic-lock fix?
By semo on 5/11/2011 12:01:35 PM , Rating: 2
Yep, OCZ suck but all is forgiven and forgotten somehow. Ever since Anand said OCZ are ok, everyone just ignored the fact that the "listening OCZ" never even issued a recall of the nerfed drives.

At least they won't be getting my $ or recommendation...

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