Friday, August 15th 2008

OCZ Unveils Enhanced 2.5-inch Core V2 Solid State Drives

Responding the demands of enthusiasts and high-performance mobile computing consumers, OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the newest addition to their industry-leading OCZ Core Series SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drives. The Core Series has established OCZ as a pioneer in the SSD market by offering consumers the benefits of solid drives technology at an affordable price. With the industry continuously shifting in this direction, OCZ strives to place its Core Series at the forefront.


“OCZ continues the trend of enabling consumers with the latest in cutting edge solid state disc technology with the introduction of the new Core V2 SSD,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “As SSD technology progresses, OCZ will continue to release updated and enhanced solutions to ensure our customers stay on the leading edge. The new Core V2 drives offer consumers and system integrators increased capacities up to 250GB, improved read and write performance and faster seek time, all coupled with a new mini USB port empowering customers with the ability to further improve performance and compatibility by updating firmware in the future.”

Featuring new architecture, the Core Series SSD V2 will be available in up to a massive 250GB capacity and delivers enhanced speeds of up to 170 MB/s read and 98 MB/s write speeds with an improved seek time of less than 0.2-0.3ms, making the Core V2 significantly faster when it comes to both Read/Write and seek-time performance. The addition of a mini-USB port also makes it possible for customers in the field to update the Core V2’s firmware should new versions become available, to further enhance compatibility or performance with future platforms.

The OCZ Core Series V2 delivers additional performance and reliability of the latest SSDs at a 50% less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. OCZ continues its quest to make SSD technology within reach of the average consumer, and to deliver on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted applications, both mobile and desktop.

OCZ Core Series Solid State Drives enable enhanced productivity in everyday computing and intensive multi-tasking applications. With performance benefits that extend beyond the use in notebooks, the Core Series is ideal for an energy-efficient mobile or a RAID configured desktop to provide blazing speeds and advanced access and seek times. Because SSD drives feature no moving parts, the Core Series V2 will keep your laptop or desktop environment cool and quiet and provide a durable alternative and superior shock resistance. With even greater capacities up to 250GB, Core Series V2 now offers sufficient storage for large media files.

Designed for ultimate reliability, Core V2 SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Core Series SSD drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ’s legendary service and support.

For more information on the OCZ Core Series V2 SATA II SSD, please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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9 Comments on OCZ Unveils Enhanced 2.5-inch Core V2 Solid State Drives

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
nice!! there might be hope in upgrading my crappy lappy just yet...

if the price is right the 250gb would be pretty sweet. but i doubt id really really benefit much from it asside from seeing faster load times in XP boot ups & guildwars gaming (Sigh - the ultimate power of my X1600MR)
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mdm-adph
Sadly, enough, I've heard from a lot of reviews that the OCZ Core series has absolutely horrible performance compared to the higher priced ones OCZ sells (the rebranded Samsungs).
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: mdm-adph
Sadly, enough, I've heard from a lot of reviews that the OCZ Core series has absolutely horrible performance compared to the higher priced ones OCZ sells (the rebranded Samsungs).
are u sure they are the same ones? - these are V.2 btw
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#4
mdm-adph
Well, as long as they're not these, it'll be fine.
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#5
IcrushitI
These must be the new and improved xp and Vista compatible ssd's. I think I'll wait to see some spec's first, thankyou very much. Don't want to get caught with slow ones.
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#6
REVHEAD
by: mdm-adph
Well, as long as they're not these, it'll be fine.
Wow these guys are nice and cheap:eek:
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#7
Wshlist
by: FreedomEclipse
nice!! there might be hope in upgrading my crappy lappy just yet...

if the price is right the 250gb would be pretty sweet.
I hope you are bill gates, because you can expect around $900 to $1200 for a 250GB SSD.
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mdm-adph
by: REVHEAD
Wow these guys are nice and cheap:eek:
Yeah, but just about every single reviewer says they were a LOT slower than was advertised.
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Wile E
Power User
by: mdm-adph
Well, as long as they're not these, it'll be fine.
It isn't those. Look at the model numbers in the press release, and the model number on Newegg. The one on Newegg is V1.


Once high performance ssd comes down in price to around 2:1 vs conventional drives, I'm gonna seriously consider a few in RAID for my OS drive. 4x64GB SSD in RAID0 should suffice for my quad boot, with conventional 1TB drives non-RAID for data storage.
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