OCZ Goes Mainstream With Indilinx-Based Solid 2 SSDs

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OCZ Technology is at it again, this time pushing out a new range of solid state drives for the laypeople in the crowd. The Indilinx-based devices, which proudly boast a Solid 2 Series label, are designed to slot neatly into notebooks that can hold 2.5" form factor drives. The MLC based solution was designed with mainstream consumers (as opposed to hardcore tech enthusiasts) in mind, utilizing an Indilinx controller and offering decent performance that'll definitely crush traditional hard drives.

OCZ Solid 2 SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drives feature up to 125MB/s read and 100MB/s write speeds, 64MB of onboard cache, and unique performance optimization (which we uncovered last week) to keep the drives at peak performance. Available in capacities of 60(64)GB and 120(128)GB, the drives should start flowing to retail channels soon, though pricing remains a mystery for now.



OCZ Technology Introduces the Most Affordable Indilinx-Based Solid State Drive Solution with the Value Oriented Solid 2 Series

San Jose, CA—August 11, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Solid 2 SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, the ultra-affordable MLC based solid state storage solution for mainstream consumers looking to take advantage of flash based storage technology. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient SSD, the Solid 2 delivers reliable performance without the high price normally associated with SSD drives.

“While solid state drives offer exceptional performance, the high cost of ownership has been a barrier for many consumers,” commented Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Development at the OCZ technology Group. “It has always been our goal to make quality SSD drives affordable to the complete range of customers.  By making use of the proven Indilinx controller coupled new flash technology, OCZ is excited to introduce the Solid 2 that delivers increased reliability and performance over competing traditional and solid state solutions at a price point that is truly within reach of mainstream consumers.”

For users looking to upgrade their laptops or configure a cost effective RAID array in their home or office desktop PC, the OCZ Solid 2 Series is an excellent starting point into the world of SSDs. This line provides the best of both worlds —the performance and advantages of solid-state technology at an incredible value. Based on the quality Indilinx controller, the Solid 2 Series delivers an enhanced computing experience with faster application loading, snappier data access, shorter boot-ups, and longer battery life. Solid 2 SSDs feature HDD-dominating access times, up to 125MB/s read and 100MB/s write speeds, 64MB of onboard cache, and unique performance optimization to keep the drives at peak performance.

OCZ Solid 2 drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than conventional hard drives. Available in ample storage capacities of 60(64)GB and 120(128)GB, Solid 2 SSDs state drives meet the needs of users looking for a quality hard drive replacement.

Designed for ultimate reliability, Solid 2 Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time between failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. OCZ also offers a leading 3-year warranty and award-winning technical support with the Solid 2 Series, making SSDs a more viable upgrade for cautious users requiring ultimate levels of customer service. 


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I don't see how SSDs can be mainstream yet.  "Pricing remains a mystery" means they still cost too much to be worth it.  Especially for a laptop where you only have room for one drive.  I can see Desktop users getting one to boot of off but keeping most of the files elsewhere, but if I had a laptop I'd want more than 64GB or even 128GB of storage.

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