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OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Solid State Drives

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today unveiled the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Series. These are new enthusiast-class SSDs designed for consumers who are seeking unprecedented speed and reliability with the goal of enhancing both their daily computing experience and long-term productivity.

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They brag so much about better SSD reliability, but they give only 3 year warranty. I'd expect them to give at least 5 years if not even 10. That's what you get on most flash USB drives...
 
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I agree it sounds great on paper and this new controller is suppose to be great but 3 years :laugh: Wow nice to see them stand behind there product.. I wait for benches to come out with a raid 0 config. I am really not happy with OCZ products, and I must say OCZ is the worse company with giving rebates back. :mad:
 
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When will we see them on the market ? This is starting to shape like a truly viable alternative to the Intel SSD's. If they have a comparable price, that is.
 
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When will we see them on the market ? This is starting to shape like a truly viable alternative to the Intel SSD's. If they have a comparable price, that is.
Their last generation drives were comparable to the X-25M G2... this is quite a bit beyond at least in terms of theoretical performance. 3 years warranty is a bit low, but part of it is the cost of having to replace it down the road, I wouldn't expect these models to be selling in 3 years time, so if you RMAed at the end of the third year they'd be giving you a whole new product probably several generations ahead of this one....


I agree it's nice to see longer ones, but they're probably just going to attach a 5 year warranty to their highest end drives in an effort to make them more justified for the price.
 

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Just what OCZ needs, ANOTHER damn SSD product line.
How many is that now, 20?
Don't bother to buy this one, they are coming out with Vertex 3 in 2 weeks.
 

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Just what OCZ needs, ANOTHER damn SSD product line.
How many is that now, 20?
Don't bother to buy this one, they are coming out with Vertex 3 in 2 weeks.
this is what i was thinking :toast:
 

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Good one Zads.
@Lucky, yes they suck ass for their Rebates.

However, writes and reads are both creeping up and I love the IOPS boost. Is the new controller they are using the one that was posted about a couple weeks back? I cant remember the name but I know it isnt idilinx, samsung, or toshiba.
 
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Their are build on the Sandforce SF-1200 controller which is very fast coming from the reviews.
I'm having a lookout in the shops soon as i want me a Sandforce SSD :toast:
 

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Before the original X25-M, very few SSD drives broke the 20MB/s barrier on 4K random writes on an MLC drive. 200MB/s 4KB random write is blazingly fast.

4KB random read is the one you actually feel though in day to day desktop OS performance (in conjunction with the normal sequential read / write numbers).
 
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They brag so much about better SSD reliability, but they give only 3 year warranty. I'd expect them to give at least 5 years if not even 10. That's what you get on most flash USB drives...
I agree it sounds great on paper and this new controller is suppose to be great but 3 years :laugh: Wow nice to see them stand behind there product.. I wait for benches to come out with a raid 0 config. I am really not happy with OCZ products, and I must say OCZ is the worse company with giving rebates back. :mad:
That's actually 1 year more then some of the other Sandforce SF-1200 that's coming, so yeah its :nutkick: how we see the trust in this new processor that has Advanced Error Correction and Intelligent Wear Leveling highlighted as some of the main selling points.