Saturday, December 10th 2011

OCZ to Introduce the Petrol SATA 6.0 Gbps Solid State Drives

Now that the Octane models are out and about, the OCZ Technology Group is preparing the launch of a second line of solid state drives based on the Indilinx Everest platform, the more value-minded Petrol series. Like the Octane SSDs, the Petrol drives feature a 2.5-inch form factor, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, and make use of the NDurance technology technology which increases the life span of NAND flash memory by as much as 2 times.

The Petrol models also have 2xnm asynchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory (the Octane line uses synchronous MLC NAND), a MTBF of 1.25 million hours, TRIM support, and are backed by a three-year warranty.


Capacity and speed wise, the Petrol line includes the following drives:

- 64 GB | 185 MB/s max sequential read | 75 MB/s max sequential write
- 128 GB | 360 MB/s max sequential read | 135 MB/s max sequential write
- 256 GB | 370 MB/s max sequential read | 240 MB/s max sequential write
- 512 GB | 370 MB/s max sequential read | 250 MB/s max sequential write

The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Petrol SSDs are already popping up in store listings, and they bear price tags of about $113, $187, $396 and $803 (don't bet on these being final).Source: The SSD Review
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19 Comments on OCZ to Introduce the Petrol SATA 6.0 Gbps Solid State Drives

#1
Maban
Petrol? Octane? I see what you did there OCZ.
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#2
Freedom4556
by: Maban
Petrol? Octane? I see what you did there OCZ.
I like it. However, I do think that if Octane = Vertex and Petrol = Agility then they need to call the Onyx level drives Diesel or "The fuel of Satan" as one famous British car nut described it. "...mmm, ode de tractor" :laugh:
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#3
Completely Bonkers
Not another subbranding of OCZ!

Petrol, next up Diesel power, then NOX, then kerosine.

OCZ have just lost my brand respect. There are in a marketing and brand disarray. And, as previously posted, they have developed this "nearly the same but different" product strategy in an attempt to crowd out the retail shelf space with similar but same products that do nothing but cause confusion for the consumer. :shadedshu

-1 to OCZ
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#4
Chevalr1c
You guys are wrong about Diesel being next. USB drives named Diesel already exist, beside USB drives named ATV (All Terrain Vehicle, lol). Yes I know that this is about SSDs but who cares. :P
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#5
Flezard
by: Completely Bonkers
Not another subbranding of OCZ!

Petrol, next up Diesel power, then NOX, then kerosine.

OCZ have just lost my brand respect. There are in a marketing and brand disarray. And, as previously posted, they have developed this "nearly the same but different" product strategy in an attempt to crowd out the retail shelf space with similar but same products that do nothing but cause confusion for the consumer. :shadedshu

-1 to OCZ
But the new line of SSDs from OCZ are not "nearly the same". We know that previous OCZ drives were horrible mostly due to the shoddy SandForce controller. The biggest change in these new drives is the switch to the Indilinx controller, which is OCZ's own first party controller. Performance figures from Anand's benchmarks showed that the Octane (not sure for Petrol) is quite the performer. So far there hasn't been any negative reports regarding Indilinx's reliability, but we'll have to wait longer to see. So far so good.

And of course, the rebranding is a marketing move and it makes sense since it's a different controller. Don't get it wrong, it's not the kind of shameful rebranding like the recent announcement of AMD's and Nvidia's "new" mobile GPUs.
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#6
radrok
Yeah, also would you have preferred to have Vertex 3 with the surprise of random controller? I don't think so, it's better to have different names for different controllers.
OCZ did pretty well in this regard :)

Also Cristian_25H you are in a news spree I like it :D
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
OCZ needs some non-car themed names. this systems getting tiring.
its exhausting making sense of all the similar sounding names.

puns intended (to cause you pain, bwahahahaha)
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
I can explain the branding
Fuel is so god damned expensive is costs like SSDs
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#9
mediasorcerer
yeh, they could have called it "cheap as petrol" ,

$1.50=litre/gigabyte.
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#10
Jarman
haha come to the uk, $2 (just checked on currency calc)

is the cheapest you can get petrol per litre here
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#11
BrooksyX
Price seems kind of high for those. I just bought 2x 64gb samsung 830 ssds at about $100 a piece and the read speeds are about twice as much as those 64gb drives. Best part was the drives came out to be about 70 each after I sold included software and game.
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#12
N-Gen
We'll have a Nuclear series soon enough. And they'll die with a bang...mark my words. BOOM!
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#13
techtard
Hopefully they don't have firmware issues like the SF based drives did.
Prices seem kind of high for the level of performance these drives deliver.
I've been looking at SSDs lately and I've seen way better deals in terms of price/performance compared to these.
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#14
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: Mussels
OCZ needs some non-car themed names. this systems getting tiring.
its exhausting making sense of all the similar sounding names.

puns intended (to cause you pain, bwahahahaha)
i see what you accidentally did there.
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#15
blibba
by: de.das.dude
i see what you accidentally did there.
Also tiring (tyring?) - keep up sir.
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#16
Completely Bonkers
Let's help the dude



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OCZ needs some non-car themed names. this systems getting tiring.
its exhausting making sense of all the similar sounding names.

puns intended (to cause you pain, bwahahahaha)

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#18
Chevalr1c
@Ruski: then at least it is clear what people can buy there lol.
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