OCZ Adds 400GB And 480GB Sizes To Agility 2 And Vertex 2 SSD Families

Well, hello beautiful! Suddenly, we're beginning to think that the end is near for all of those double-digit SSDs. And by that, we mean any SSD under 100GB. Just over the past few weeks, a number of mainstays in the solid state business have expanded their offerings by adding a number of high-capacity versions to the mix. OCZ Technology isn't one to lag behind, and they're doing similar today in the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 lineups.


Both of these 2.5" SATA SSD families are growing, with each line now having 400GB and 480GB options. That's getting dangerously close to the limits of even the biggest 2.5" HDD, which was announced this morning by Seagate. The 750GB Momentus is the largest 7200rpm 2.5" HDD on the market, but 480GB isn't that much smaller (and of course, an SSD is far quicker). Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 400GB editions feature 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, with higher 4k random writes up to 22,500 IOPS on the Vertex 2 Series. Both also support SATA 3Gbps and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. The new sizes are shipping now with 3-year warranties, but prices aren't being announced just yet.

OCZ Technology Introduces 400GB and 480GB Capacities for Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD Lineup
New Solutions Deliver Both High Performance and Capacity to Solid State Drive Clients

SAN JOSE, CA—May 24, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, today introduced new high-capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drives. The award-winning lines now include 400GB and 480GB models, making the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 an excellent SSD option for clients who don't want to be constrained by storage limitations.

"Solid State Drives have long delivered on exceptional performance and reliability but capacity has been a barrier to adoption for some clients," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. "Building on our popular Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSD lines our new high capacity models give customers up to 480GB of storage space allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of SSDs with plenty of room for even the largest applications and files, making this the ideal solution for customers that place a premium on speed, reliability and capacity."

With double the storage of the existing models, the 400GB and 480GB editions facilitate a more responsive PC experience while providing ample room for a multitude of applications and files. The new higher capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 not only deliver the faster boot up and shut downs, but offer extensive space for the latest operating systems, game titles, and programs for shorter load times and snappier performance compared to mechanical hard drives.

Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 400GB editions feature 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, with higher 4k random writes up to 22,500 IOPS on the Vertex 2 Series. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the drives easily integrate into today's desktop and mobile platforms and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Series will now ship with these latest capacities, and come backed by a 3-year warranty for additional peace of mind.
Comments
la_guy_10 4 years ago

This is great before long we should see 1TB SSD's but I could make due with a 80GB myself.

bob_on_the_cob 4 years ago

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This is great before long we should see 1TB SSD's but I could make due with a 80GB myself.

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80GBs wouldn't even come close to installing my Steam games and from steam calculator I have less than average.

Now if we can just get these prices down. They are dropping, but I thought they would drop quicker than they are.

Marius Malek 4 years ago

I think we just passed that technological learning curve, before we know it SSD's will begin their march to fully eliminate hard drives from existence (not really). I like where this is going though.

I forget, what are the percentage odds of a SSD failing? I mean, it doesn't have any moving parts at all.

la_guy_10 4 years ago

@ Marius Malek it's like 1.5 million hours MTBF.

Marius Malek 4 years ago

Now that's one helluva handmedown.

Chainzsaw 4 years ago

Sweet, now if they didn't cost twice as much as the amount of storage on them I would snap one up!

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