OCZ Introduces More Affordable Onyx 2 Solid State Drives

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News Posted: Mon, Sep 27 2010 2:04 PM

OCZ Technology Continues to Drive Solid-State Drive Prices Down With the Launch of Onyx 2

New OCZ SATA II SSD Delivers the Price to Performance Ratio Mainstream Consumers Demand

SAN JOSE, CA - September 27, 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, has unveiled the OCZ Onyx 2 Series, a 2.5 inch SSD with superior affordability designed for mainstream desktops and mobile systems. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient solution, the Onyx 2 delivers excellent performance with lower price per gigabyte than that of other comparable drives on the market.

"While we are constantly looking to push the envelope in solid state drive performance, we are also dedicated to making the technology more affordable to consumers," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. "The new Onyx 2 Series SSDs give customers the very best of both worlds when it comes to performance and value, and they are an ideal solution for mobile and desktop users that want to take advantage of all the benefits that SSDs offer over traditional rotational based drives."

OCZ continues to expand its consumer SSD lineup with the goals of not only delivering cutting-edge performance, but also of making SSDs more affordable to help foster adoption of this game-changing technology. Designed to offer the best of both worlds, the SandForce-driven Onyx 2 delivers 270MB/s read, 265MB/s write, and up to 10,000 random write IOPS (4k aligned), without the higher costs normally associated with similar multi-level cell (MLC)-based solutions. The Onyx 2 SSD delivers an enhanced computing experience for netbooks, laptops, and home desktops with faster application loading, snappier data access, shorter boot-ups, and longer battery life and feature TRIM support as the ultimate Windows 7 upgrade.

OCZ Onyx 2 SSDs feature a durable yet lightweight housing, and because they have no moving parts, they are more rugged than conventional hard discs. Available in ample 120GB and 240GB capacities, the Onyx 2 is an ideal hard drive replacement for first-time SSD upgraders in need of primary laptop storage or a spacious application and OS boot drive. Designed for superior reliability, Onyx 2 Series is backed by a 2-year warranty and renowned technical support.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Sep 27 2010 2:47 PM

So whats the pricing on this that is affordable? :D lol

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Marco C replied on Mon, Sep 27 2010 2:52 PM

street pricing wasn't available just yet, but I'd guess around $1.75 - 1.85 per GB.

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Marco C replied on Mon, Sep 27 2010 3:00 PM

Wow, I was way off. Here's what pricing will look like...

Onyx2 120G MSRP @ $189.99

Onyx2 240G MSRP @ $439.99

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lonewolf replied on Mon, Sep 27 2010 6:15 PM

@ Marco that is insane!!! This is worth a serious look . Pair this with a 1TB or 2TB Caviar Black and one is set.

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acarzt replied on Mon, Sep 27 2010 7:12 PM

That is a really great deal for an SSD of that size and speed!

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Yeah.... great...four months after you end up getting a 64GB SSD...You can get a 120GB for the same price!! )*! @(&#^!@^%$!*#^!@*^$&!^#

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Inspector replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 7:06 PM

Hum, if i can dig up another 200 i might get one for my new build :)

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Yeah these look really nice. Glad to see SSDs getting cheaper. I actually just ordered a Kingston 30GB SSD for $60. Not a whole lot that I can do with a 30GB drive. I have really wanted to play with one though. It will most likely end up in my netbook. I'm sure in a few months you will be able to get a 64GB drive for the same price with more performance, but if I know one thing about PC enthusiasts its that we would make bad investors Big Smile

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acarzt replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 9:02 PM

No kidding bob lol

A buddy of mine at work was telling me about how he spent $4,000 on an Alienware laptop... and then had trouble selling it for like $800 later lol

Talk about a bad investment lol

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RobCRX replied on Wed, Sep 29 2010 2:50 PM

I wouldn't consider your buddy if he bought an Alienware, that's just plain idiocy.

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RobCRX:

I wouldn't consider your buddy if he bought an Alienware, that's just plain idiocy.

Alienware makes some nice laptops. I want the M11x personally.

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