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OCZ Launches Petrol Series Of SSDs

OCZ Launches Petrol Series Of SSDs

Another day, another new SSD. OCZ has just launched the Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSD Series, which is said to enable further adoption of SSDs in cost-sensitive applications, while taking advantage of real world performance and complete feature set of the Indilinx Everest platform.

"Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "The new Petrol Series showcases the flexibility of the Indilinx Everest platform and NDurance™ Technology, allowing OCZ to deliver the benefits of SSDs to a wide new set of applications while retaining the superior real world performance and reduced latency that separate Everest-based SSDs from our competitors."


The OCZ Petrol Series delivers bandwidth up to 400MB/s and 35,000 IOPS, and is optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes. Additionally, advanced features unique to Indilinx, such as proprietary page mapping algorithms, allow for steady mixed-workload performance, and innovative latency reduction technology enables superior access times as low as 0.06ms. Petrol ensures the most consistent and reliable performance as well as minimized performance degradation even after the drive's storage capacity is highly utilized.

The OCZ Petrol SSD Series will be available in models ranging from 64GB-512GB capacities throughout OCZ's global channel in the coming weeks, but no pricing is available.
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does it run on gasoline?

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So they are closing the gap, but dont tell us the pricing. Wut. That doesnt make too much sense. Should I assume it cheap and cry later?

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SSD's are relatively inexpensive so it makes sense to grab one even if it is just for a boot drive.

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So are the Indilinx based drives going to be named after types of fuel??? I really hope these drives can match the performance of the sandforce drives currently out. Can we expect a hothardware review?

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TEASER AD; It of course sounds awesome, but we know no real details except some IOPS. As far as a general computer usage pattern I would say ad personally do run my OS on my SSD. As for now that as well as a few other carefully picked and general apps that are on if my computer is are on my lil SSD (64 Gb). Mine is nowhere near the performance level of this one, but it does still help my computer considerably. I say that because my computer is the one everyone uses and wants to use by default as it is the most responsive in the house. Th AMD Ph2 650 Black computer works fine but it does not have the snap or instant response ratios basically because it does not have an SSD.

Either way I am glad to see new SSD's hit the market, and new technology on said new SSD's, I say this because the more there are the more common they are, and that means the price generalizes (becomes general more affordable) at a higher and wider ratio. When I can I will definitely be upgrading mine.

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I've learned not to trust any "new" SSD - let other people test it out to see if there are any major data corruption/performance issues first.

That said, it also does seem odd that OCZ wants to tout the more affordable nature of these drives and then not give out the price.

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I agree rapid1 its nice to see new SSD's on the market, it just make for more competition and thus the eventual lower prices and faster speeds. I do find the name Petrol interesting, I wonder if they name it that for is "blazing" fast speeds or because they will have a low price and be on fire? 

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In generic, the name shud be SSED - Super Super Expensive Devices..LOL

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I love solid state drives, just the fact that they form to the user overtime enchants me. when ever a product become better over time how can you say no? its like when you buy one of these it never gets outdated you just have to keep a tarabite or two in external memory but these are sweet.

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Sounds like an excellent drive.

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Sounds good, and with Sandforce's reputation taking a (little) hit due to the last bug, indillix controllers may have a chance to make some room. The first indillix-based drive (OCZ Octane) had some really good reviews.

Almost time for me to spring for an SSD, prices are more acceptable, and with the unfortunate situation in Thailand this may be just what it takes to make them more mainstream.

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