OCZ Technology Introduces External Enyo USB 3.0 Solid State Drive

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Just a few years ago, tech-related trade shows meant hard drive after hard drive announcement. Today, it's SSD after SSD announcement. OCZ Technology, a mainstay in the flash storage industry, has chosen Germany's CeBIT trade show to reveal their first USB 3.0 portable SSD.

The Enyo USB 3.0 is an external drive that houses an SSD and connects to PCs via the new SuperSpeed USB protocol; OCZ promises that this drive will deliver 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0 SSDs, but few other details are being provided. We suspect OCZ is just using CeBIT to tease this drive before it's officially ready for production, but hopefully the transfer rates, prices, capacities and ship dates will follow shortly.



OCZ Technology Targets European Enterprise Market with New Solutions atCeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany

CompanyFocuses on Driving Solid State Drive (SSD) Adoption
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.–March 1, 2010 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB:OCZT), a worldwide leaderin innovative, ultra-high performance and high-reliability memory andflash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives, intends to focus ondriving solid state drive (SSD) adoption in the European market at CeBIT 2010to be held March 2-6 2010, at the Hannover Exhibition Center in Hannover,Germany.  As a pioneer in the booming SSDsector, OCZ has designed its latest technology to deliver the highest levels ofperformance for both consumers and enterprise clients.  For conference participants interested inviewing OCZ’s products, the company will be located in Hall 17, Stand E64.    

“There are an increasing numberof applications where SSDs are quickly replacing traditional hard drives,including mobile and high-performance computing as well as numerous enterpriseenvironments,” commented Alex Mei, CMO at the OCZ Technology Group. “At CeBIT2010, OCZ continues to expand our robust SSD lineup with the introduction ofnext-generation solid state storage solutions in an increasingly wide array ofinterfaces that truly deliver transformational capabilities when addressing theunique challenges of enterprise clients.”

OCZ’s SSDs not only continue to redefine storageperformance, reliability, and power efficiency, but also address a wide rangeof applications from top-tier data management to personal notebooks. At CeBIT,OCZ will demonstrate how its SSDs can transform businesses still relying ontraditional hard drives for storage infrastructures and OEM solutions.  Implementing the latest technology,next-generation OCZ SSDs characterized as Vertex LE, Vertex 2, and Agility 2,deliver versatility in the management of all file sizes, and are ideal forcustomers who place a premium on optimal productivity, low power consumptionand total cost of ownership (TCO).

With a proven track record in the design and manufactureof SATA-based solid state drives, OCZ is now addressing the demand for evenhigher-performing PCI-Express and serial-attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs in theenterprise space, including current options such as the innovative Z-Driveseries, which will be showcased in its fourth-generation design. The sophisticateddrives feature an innovative, high-performance design to serve the needs of theentire range of large-scale computing environments, from server arrays to thesmall business.

OCZ remains committed to the enthusiast community and willbe demonstrating the cutting-edge Enyo USB 3.0 portable SSD. Geared toward theearly adopting power-user, the OCZ Enyo sets the bar high for external storagedevices with speeds that are 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Likewise, the latestOCZ power supplies offer industry-leading efficiency and stability to support awealth of power-hungry components and push high-end systems to the limit.

OCZ’s reputation for breakthrough products and leadershipin technology development will be proven once again at this year’s CeBIT withthe company’s complete lineup of premium SSDs and high-performance components.


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rapid1 replied on Mon, Mar 1 2010 11:44 AM

I really think one of the best things about USB 3 is in this as well as other mobile HD units. With the enhanced speed and protocols enabled by USB 3 you will not basically notice much difference between an internal and a USB 3 connected hard drive. Much like I have said in other replies the transportable solutions in computing just move them further towards and everyone has one all the time device and or a necessity, for larger and larger segments of the general population.

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^indeed, usb 2.0 is  painfully slow at the moment for data transfer.

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Yep now you can wait 10x less with this technology :D, i would plan on getting one just to transfer some of my files when i go to my cousins house over the summer(when it comes out) :D

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Mar 1 2010 11:54 PM

At the moment I don't have USB 3 or Sata 3 on my computer. I have thought about grabbing PCI-X adapters, but as of now have not done that either yet. I want to let it all get a but more locked in as well as more plentiful on the market.

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