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OCZ Technology Introduces the Agility Series 2.5-inch Solid State Drives

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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 OCZ Agility SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, an affordable offering for mainstream notebook and desktop users demanding the latest technology in this fast-developing sector of the storage market. OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile and desktop applications. The Agility Series will join the lineup as the latest solution for mainstream users including professionals, students, gamers, and enthusiasts on a budget.

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Ok, so they brag about them being "at a pricepoint that makes sense for everyday users", and how they are targeted at those on a budget, yet they fail to mention the prices in the press release?

Seems to me if your major selling point is price, that perhaps YOU SHOULD MENTION IT IN THE PRESS RELEASE!!!!
 

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aahahhahaha took the words out my mouth ROFL watch the budget is "ONLY 349"
(Galaxy Quest: "By graphthars hammer my what a savings.") :roll:
 
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Ok, so they brag about them being "at a pricepoint that makes sense for everyday users", and how they are targeted at those on a budget, yet they fail to mention the prices in the press release?

Seems to me if your major selling point is price, that perhaps YOU SHOULD MENTION IT IN THE PRESS RELEASE!!!!
TELL THEM.... Wile E

This SSD situation is getting rediculus.... they all bomb us with promises about affordable prices, that forget to state and expect us to take a bite.... what are they thinking!???:confused:
 

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Im looking for one but there all almost over 200 euros
 
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Yet ANOTHER SSD product line from OCZ. How many have they got now? I cant remember they have so many. Talk about brand/product confusion. They really need to simplfy it into a maximum of 3 lines, SLC for enterprise/enthusiast, MLC enthusiast, and MLC economy.
 
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How dare them call a $400 SSD "Affordable" :banghead:

They should have said : "We made it for the High-End market" not for the average consumer.

They probably think that all people sit on mountains of gold or something, could someone please explain this to me, because this is a direct lie :shadedshu

Price : $396

Link : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002C1B9J6/?tag=tec06d-20
 
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OCZ Agility
OCZ Apex
OCZ Core
OCZ Core v2
OCZ Slatte
OCZ Solid
OCZ IDE
OCZ SATA II
OCZ Summit
OCZ Vertex
OCZ Vertex Mac Edition

WTF? :cool:
 
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OCZ Agility
OCZ Apex
OCZ Core
OCZ Core v2
OCZ Slatte
OCZ Solid
OCZ IDE
OCZ SATA II
OCZ Summit
OCZ Vertex
OCZ Vertex Mac Edition

WTF? :cool:
thats what is missing.... OCZ WTF (High-End Users ONLY!) :laugh:
 

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Ok, so they brag about them being "at a pricepoint that makes sense for everyday users", and how they are targeted at those on a budget, yet they fail to mention the prices in the press release?

Seems to me if your major selling point is price, that perhaps YOU SHOULD MENTION IT IN THE PRESS RELEASE!!!!
LMAO so true....

How dare them call a $400 SSD "Affordable" :banghead:

They should have said : "We made it for the High-End market" not for the average consumer.

They probably think that all people sit on mountains of gold or something, could someone please explain this to me, because this is a direct lie :shadedshu

Price : $396

Link : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002C1B9J6/?tag=tec06d-20
Cheap to who is my question ?

OCZ Agility
OCZ Apex
OCZ Core
OCZ Core v2
OCZ Slatte
OCZ Solid
OCZ IDE
OCZ SATA II
OCZ Summit
OCZ Vertex
OCZ Vertex Mac Edition

WTF? :cool:
thats what is missing.... OCZ WTF (High-End Users ONLY!) :laugh:
Erm you forgot OCZ WTF Mac Edition.
 

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wtf?

its a vertex with a green sticker and the same high ass price.

nothing new here if you ask me.

30gb should be around $75
60gb should be around $115
120gb should be around $180

but i guess thats too damn much to ask
 

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What i cannot understand with SDD's is the fact they say they last longer than typical HDD's but carry a much lower warranty.

When thats the same then i will consider buying them. For now i'll stick with HDDs with a 5 year warranty.
 

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its because HDDs are backed by years of knowledge and experience. hdd companies know exactly what to expect from the quality products they make.

ssds are still too new to know exactly how long they will last. most MTBF ratings on ssds are only estimates based on test groups of drives. there are almost no statistics returned from ssds yet so no one has any info to go on as far as longevity is concerned.
 

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its because HDDs are backed by years of knowledge and experience. hdd companies know exactly what to expect from the quality products they make.

ssds are still too new to know exactly how long they will last. most MTBF ratings on ssds are only estimates based on test groups of drives. there are almost no statistics returned from ssds yet so no one has any info to go on as far as longevity is concerned.
yes your right but it was not to long ago people saying these drives would last longer although really they were talking out of there ass as no one really knows just yet.

I guess we will in about 2-3 years time :). Well have a much better idea anyways.
 

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well, in perspective,

there are no moving parts which means no wear. based on that fact alone ssds have hdds beat as far as MTBF.

the problem with ssds is nand flash memory is subject to a certain amount of times it can be erased. how fast you get to that point depends on how much you use the drive.

ssds in a web/file server would almost certainly be dead far faster than ssds in my bench rig which is used only a few hours a week.
 

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This Actually needs to be
OCZ SSD.4.POOR.H/E.USERS
 
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30gb should be around $75
60gb should be around $115
120gb should be around $180

but i guess thats too damn much to ask
+10!!

IMO they need to come out with a crippled SSD controller. Either artificially limit the current controllers or put it on a Sata 150 bus or something. 150MB/s reads and 100MB/s writes. Some hard drives might be able to come close in performance, but the access time on a 'slow' SSD will still be insanely faster than any hard drive. 'Slow' SSDs will still be better than hard drives and would be more affordable....
 

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Erm you forgot OCZ WTF Mac Edition.
LMAO, good call.

+10!!

IMO they need to come out with a crippled SSD controller. Either artificially limit the current controllers or put it on a Sata 150 bus or something. 150MB/s reads and 100MB/s writes. Some hard drives might be able to come close in performance, but the access time on a 'slow' SSD will still be insanely faster than any hard drive. 'Slow' SSDs will still be better than hard drives and would be more affordable....
SSD price is all from the NAND flash (and the suppliers aren't making much profit on it), not the controller. Controllers cost $6-$12, don't know how much the Intel and Samsung controllers are since they won't let us buy them :p