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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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Octane or Petrol
By Gungel on 12/14/2011 11:07:06 AM , Rating: 2
How do they differentiate the Petrol and the Octane? Both drives use the Indilinx Everest and both drives are supposed to be cheaper than Sandforce based units. So far they are not, the Octance 128GB drive is more expensive than the Agility 3 120GB. OCZ really has a marketing problem, they always announce the next cheap drive with comparable performance but it never holds true. For example when they released the Vertex Plus drive which was supposed to be cheaper but sold for more than the Vertex 2 which was a much faster drive and also more reliable. So OCZ whats the deal with the Petrol?

RE: Octane or Petrol
By Gungel on 12/15/2011 9:31:48 AM , Rating: 2
I guess Anand answered the question, the Petrol is using cheaper NAND. But we still have a price issue here. The 120GB Vertex 3 is available for $159.99 at Newegg while the 128GB Octane is $179.99 after MIR. So whats the deal OCZ???

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