Origin PC Now Offering OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs In Custom PCs

It's not easy out there for pre-fab PC makers. You're competing against giants like Dell, HP and Lenovo, and you're trying to sway consumers to purchase your brand even though you aren't running TV ads every half-hour. But when you look at a company like Alienware, you know it's still possible to hold an edge if you carve out your own niche. Origin PC is one of the newest pre-fab PC builders on the market, still looking to gain significant market share and attempting to offer unique components that the other guys simply brush off.

OCZ Technology is a mainstay in the flash storage business, and they've consistently offered leading edge products that have shattered benchmarks for years. Both OCZ and Origin PC are relatively small companies, which makes their recent partnership all the more special. In an effort to separate their PCs from the pack, Origin is now offering OCZ solid state drives from the get-go, with the Vertex 2 SATA II SSDs being qualified with their rigorous testing procedures.

We have a feeling that the inclusion of the Vertex 2 is just the beginning, and soon OCZ's entire line may be found as custom options. The real question is when will those "other companies" see the light and follow suit?

OCZ Technology High-Performance SSD Options Offered With Origin PC's Custom Gaming Computers
Customer Win Represents OCZ's Growth in SSD Sales and Initiative to Sign Clients in Broad Market Segments

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, is pleased to announce the Company's Vertex 2 SATA II SSDs are now qualified with Origin PC's custom-built desktops and laptops. As the premium storage option for gamers and enthusiasts designing their ideal system, using Vertex 2 SSDs in place of hard drives is already proven to enhance performance and system responsiveness within intensive entertainment and multimedia applications.

Striving to deliver the ultimate gaming experience to its customers, ORIGIN PC chose the Vertex 2 SSD for its incredible performance and ability to keep pace with intensive 3D-gaming environments, an option offered within the company's lineup of high-end systems. The gaming market continues to grow and gaming customers often require the highest level of performance to tackle the latest and greatest entertainment titles. This demand for premium performance, reliability, and an overall more immersive experience makes this segment the perfect arena for OCZ's SSD offerings, and the company is committed to growth in this unique market segment.

"ORIGIN is known for providing their customers with truly exceptional hand built Gaming Desktop PC's and laptops, and we share ORIGIN's passion for giving gamers what they truly want," said Richard Singh, Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales at the OCZ Technology Group. "Origin is a strategic partner for OCZ and this adoption of our SSD technology in their cutting edge solutions reflects our commitment to SSD growth in this segment. The Vertex 2 Series of SSDs are an excellent performance and reliability upgrade for customers that are looking for the ultimate experience.

"ORIGIN chooses to work with partners that are dedicated to reliability and performance, and OCZ fits this model perfectly," stated Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of ORIGIN PC. "The Vertex 2 SSDs perform amazingly fast, breaking benchmarks on the ORIGIN Genesis desktops and Eon laptops."

Incorporating a cutting-edge controller design, Vertex 2 drives not only provide a faster, more responsive PC experience, but also promote cooler, quieter and more energy-efficient conditions and snappier application boot-ups compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. By combining premium storage solutions into top of the line gaming setups, Origin and OCZ continue to offer the latest performance options for enthusiasts to get the most out of their computing experiences.

ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, professionals, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships to North America, Australia, Europe, and Japan. For more information please call 1-877-ORIGIN-0.

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. ("OCZ"), is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the SSD market, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well leading-edge computer gaming solutions.