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SSDs come in 64GB to 512GB flavors

Over the last few years OCZ has transformed itself into a serious player in the SSD industry. The company has been so successful that it has vacated some of the other markets that it used to be in like RAM and notebooks.
OCZ has a new SSD that it has announced for its line of storage devices called the Petrol. The SSD uses a 6Gbps SATA interface and comes in a 2.5-inch form factor.
"Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "The new Petrol Series showcases the flexibility of the Indilinx Everest platform and NDurance™ Technology, allowing OCZ to deliver the benefits of SSDs to a wide new set of applications while retaining the superior real world performance and reduced latency that separate Everest-based SSDs from our competitors."
The SSD uses the Indilinx Everest SSD processor that is capable of 400MB/s bandwidth and 35,000 IOPS. The chip also gives the SSD advanced features for longevity like proprietary page mapping algorithms. Those allow for a more stable mixed-workload environment. Latency in the SSD is reduced to as low as 0.6ms.
The Petrol line will come in models ranging from 64GB to 512GB. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time. 

Source: OCZ

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By bug77 on 12/14/2011 8:35:15 AM , Rating: 2
Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications, blah, blah, blah

Unless these drives are going to be dirt cheap, I will read that as "we couldn't come close to Sandforce, so we're going to slash a few buck off the price, maybe you'll buy these anyway".

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By retrospooty on 12/14/2011 9:42:36 AM , Rating: 5
A cheaper alternative is a good thing. Most people still have SATA2 - 300 systems, and this is a major upgrade over their current HDD's. Even for a new PC, its still a huge improvement over a HDD. A cheaper alternative is a good thing. It also keeps Sandforce on its toes like AMD does to Intel and Mac does to Microsoft. Alternatives make for faster cheaper computers, without it we would all still be Running Vista on our Pentium 4's.

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By bug77 on 12/14/2011 10:14:42 AM , Rating: 2
Neah, these will still cost you $1.5/GB. Not exactly fit for older systems, I think.

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By retrospooty on 12/14/2011 12:37:48 PM , Rating: 2
Core2 at this point is older. My point was these puppies would make any Core2 or 1st gen Core i3,5,7 system hum when compared with the faster SF2200 SSD's it wouldnt matter much at all since those systems are all SATA300.

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By therealnickdanger on 12/15/2011 9:47:10 AM , Rating: 3
My dad put a 64GB Seagate SSD in his old 3.4GHz Pres-hot P4 workstation. "Leaps and bounds" faster than his old Raptor-RAID setup.

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By retrospooty on 12/15/2011 5:45:04 PM , Rating: 2
way to go pops! LOL

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By MrTeal on 12/14/2011 10:21:04 AM , Rating: 2
We'll have to see how expensive they are once they hit the market. MSRP on the 64GB model is $90, which is more than I paid after MIR for an 80GB Intel 320. Knowing OCZ though there probably won't be a product in their lineup without an MIR. If they actually sell for $90, that's what the price is on a 60GB Sandforce SF-2281 based Solid 3 without a rebate at Newegg, with free shipping. Knock $10 off that if you submit the rebate.

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