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OCZ Technology Introduces Summit Series SSDs

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OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today released the highly anticipated Summit Series 2.5” Solid State Drives, tailored to meet the stringent demands of business professionals, enthusiasts, and entry-level enterprise applications. Building on their premium flash-based storage solutions, OCZ’s Summit Series strives to bridge the gap between the needs of high-end gaming and professional desktops and notebooks to small scale server PCs that require amplified criteria for maintaining a solid and stable work environment.




“OCZ’s SSD lineup offers drives for the complete spectrum of applications, and the new Summit SSD’s cater to both enthusiast level consumer and enterprise customers,” said Alex Mei, CMO of the OCZ Technology Group. “Making use of premium flash and a large 128MB cache, the Summit SSD delivers a combination of high speed, excellent compatibility, and superior reliability in mobile, workstation, and entry-level enterprise computing applications.”

OCZ Summit Series SSDs provide the best of both worlds —the performance of cutting-edge technology paired with unmatched reliability, offering the ideal balance to store and transfer your most essential data. The Summit Series is the new wave in SSD solutions for users seeking an enhanced experience from their notebook or desktop, such as snappier speeds and access time, longer battery life, and shorter boot-ups. Ideal for even mission-critical systems, the Summit Series delivers best-in-class stability and dependability along with faster access times, lower power consumption, and superior durability compared to conventional hard drives.

Offering a robust upgrade from traditional platter-based drives, OCZ Summit Series SSDs have a compact form factor with no moving parts resulting in quiet and cooler operation. For crowded cases and system builders striving for multiple drives in RAID configurations, OCZ Summit SSDs offer space and cost-savings that use significantly less power thanks to the benefits of high-quality flash chips in a durable 2.5” aluminum casing.

OCZ continues to expand its reach to all areas of computing interests and system preferences by going beyond the enthusiast PC to workstations and small-scale enterprise. The OCZ Summit Series is the result of the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology that translates to professional-class data storage enthusiasts have come to expect from OCZ. These next-generation drives feature speeds up to 220 MB/s read and 200 MB/s write, along with 128 MB of onboard cache for faster data access. Available in capacities of 60 GB (64), 120 GB (128), and 250 GB (256), Summit SSDs offers ample room for all your data and are backed by OCZ’s exemplarity service and support.

For more information regarding the OCZ Summit Series 2.5" SSDs, please click here.

Source: OCZ Technology
 
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Vertex EX > Summit > Vertex > Apex > Core V2 > Solid > Core > original no-name OCZ

I wonder what the difference is vs. the "old" vertex drive? Is it *just* cache size? Or something more? OCZ should be brave and compare the drives, or explain what the upgrade delivers.

What a lot of names to remember. I think I would prefer the "v1" "v2" "v3" approach. It would be less confusing for consumers to know which is the latest model and buy it. Or is there a reason for this confusion: to be able to sell the older SKUs to unknowing buyers?

Anyway, I'm in the market for a SSD, so thanks for the news. I wonder how this compares vs. the new Samsung drive?

OCZ Summit Series SSDs have a compact form factor with no moving parts
Perhaps we should also be saying SSDs also come in a box shape? I mean, really!

For more information regarding the OCZ Summit Series 2.5" SSDs, please click here.
For more The same, identical information, can be seen here.;)
 
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Vertex EX > Summit > Vertex > Apex > Core V2 > Solid > Core > original no-name OCZ

I wonder what the difference is vs. the "old" vertex drive? Is it *just* cache size? Or something more? OCZ should be brave and compare the drives, or explain what the upgrade delivers.

What a lot of names to remember. I think I would prefer the "v1" "v2" "v3" approach. It would be less confusing for consumers to know which is the latest model and buy it. Or is there a reason for this confusion: to be able to sell the older SKUs to unknowing buyers?
These are the same as the new samsung drives as they use the same samsung controller with the 128mb of ram as cache, the vertex (vanilla MLC, not their new SLC ones) use an Indilinx controller with 64mb of cache.

Performance wise anandtech did a review here which puts a vertex, summit and loads of other ssd's through their paces. TBH vertex looks better to me as an OS drive as the read/write speeds are better with the vertex in both random and sequential read and write operations.
 
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Thanks for the link... WOW, look at random 4k writes. It's Intel all the way. And only Intel. Never mind the max throughput rates, in real world use, you only load massive chunks of data occasionally, but you ALWAYS read/write small sectors (e.g pagefile, registry, loading programs and their hundreds of little files and DLLs, webbrowsing, etc. etc.).

So Intel X25-M is still the SSD of choice for the enthusiast. However, it is already an "old" drive in relative terms (LOL). So Intel may well be releasing a new drive sometime soon, in which case, perhaps it is worth waiting another month or twotil mid-summer. Either there will be a better Intel, or if it is too expensive, the price pressure on the X25-M will make it a no-brainer.
 

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Hmmmm looks interesting. I wonder what the prices are gonna be... I want a 60GB for my OS drive in my new machine but I'm still not sure which to get for a decent price.