Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, OCZ Technology Group ha annunciato le nuove linee di drive a stato solido, o SSD, Vertex 2 e Agility 2. Entrambe includono unità da 2.5" compatibili con lo standard SATA II, o SATA 3Gb/s, e sono indirizzate ai segmenti performance e performance-mainstream rispettivamente (cfr. le foto seguenti).
Entrambe le serie includono modelli con capacità pari a 50GB, 100GB, 200GB e 400GB e supportano il comando TRIM di Windows 7; condividono anche i transfer rate massimi, pari a 285MB/s in lettura e a 275MB/s in scrittura. Tuttavia le varianti Vertex 2 possono vantare un valore del parametro IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) pari a 50.000 nello scenario della scrittura random di un file da 4Kb mentre per le Agility 2 l'IOPS in tali condizioni è pari a 10.000.
OCZ commercializzerà i nuovi SSD "entro poche settimane".
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SAN JOSE, CA - April 8, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB: OCZT), 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.
"OCZ’s original Vertex Series of solid state drives have become a top seller due to the product’s exceptional performance and reliability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "The new Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD lines continue that tradition by incorporating the latest controller and firmware technology. They are an excellent solution for customers who are looking for improved transfer rates and best-in-class input/output per second (IOPS) for a wide range of uses, ranging from entertainment to workstation and tier 2 storage applications. Additionally, this new product line highlights our continuing determination to be the market leader in the high reliability memory and flash-based storage market."
Building on the features that distinguished their highly acclaimed predecessors, the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 incorporate a cutting-edge new controller design that delivers superior performance across the board. As the higher-end option, the Vertex 2 excels in 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS and features transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. For the value-conscious enthusiast, Agility 2 provides similar performance at a lower price point and delivers identical read/write rates and 4KB random writes up to 10,000 IOPS.
OCZ Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs not only provide a faster, more responsive PC experience, but also promote cooler, quieter and more energy-efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the drives easily integrate into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. Available in 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities, Vertex 2 and Agility 2 will begin shipping in the next few weeks through OCZ’s extensive global channel. Both series come backed by a three-year warranty and OCZ’s dedicated technical support for ultimate peace of mind.
For more information on the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Series, please visit our product pages here.
Source: OCZ Technology Group Press Release