Items tagged with OCZ

A few months back, OCZ took the wraps of their RevoDrive 3 product line. The RevoDrive 3 was the first product to make use of what OCZ calls their SuperScale Storage Accelerator processor with VCA 2.0, or Virtualized Controller Architecture. In short, coupled with a quartet of SandForce SF-2200 series SSD controllers, OCZ's VCA technology... Read more...
Land sakes alive, OCZ is busy. It seems as though every couple of days it has a new product out that’s worth a look. Today, it’s the OCZ Synapse Cache series of 2.5-inch SSDs, which are designed specifically for caching applications in an SSD/HDD hybrid storage setup in order to boost performance. The drives’ main feature... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the many announcements and happenings at the Intel Developers Forum 2011, Microsoft's Windows 8 Developer Preview, AMD's Guinness Book World Record-breaking 8GHz overclock of their upcoming FX processor, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 and... Read more...
Leave it to OCZ Technology to come out with an SSD that's probably too slim to even fit into your existing notebook cage without some padding. Indilinx and OCZ just announced that a new Everest Series SATA 3.0 drive is shipping in LG's line of ultra-thin notebooks. The kicker? The drive is only 7.5mm in height, a good bit thinner than most... Read more...
The enticing SSD/HDD hybrid from OCZ that we mentioned earlier this summer, the RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express, is ready to launch. One can be yours for $499.99 (MSRP). The RevoDrive Hybrid is built to offer SSD performance and HDD storage capacity; specifically, 100GB SSD and 1TB HDD, in a PCIe form factor. The magic is in the Dataplex software,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Toshiba Thrive Android tablet, Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy S II smartphone, a new 1TB notebook drive from WD, OCZ's upcoming Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, AMD's Llano-based A6 desktop processor with integrated Radeon... Read more...
We just got off a conference call hosted by OCZ Technology’s CEO Ryan Petersen on which he discussed the rapidly evolving market for PCIe-based solid state storage solutions and unveiled the company's next generation enterprise-class PCIe storage product, the Z-Drive R4. The Z-Drive R4 will feature... Read more...
OCZ Technology unveiled the Indilinx Everest SATA 3.0 SSD platform. The new Indilinx Everest platform combines a 6Gbps SATA Revision 3.0 host interface, a dual-core ARM CPU, and support for MLC NAND components and next generation three bit per cell NAND Flash. The Everest platform supports maximum capacities up to... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's Llano A8-3850 APU for the desktop, Dell's Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, Acer's Iconia Tab A500, and our recent SATA III SSD Round-Up with drives from OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, and Crucial, we have a little fun... Read more...
With all of the new products to hit the SSD market recently, we thought it was a good time to pull together a varied sampling of cutting edge SATA III solid state drives to see how they stack up. We’ve got six drives on tap for this piece, two apiece from OCZ and Corsair, one from Patriot and another from Crucial. On tap are the Corsair... Read more...
We’ve opened our last few SSD round-ups with comments regarding the break-neck pace at which the solid state storage market has advanced these last few years. At the risk of repeating ourselves, the SSD market continues to show no signs of slowing down. New drives are being introduced constantly and along with updated interfaces, drivers... Read more...
Average consumers may see OCZ Technology for little more than their solid state drives, PSUs and memory modules. But the company's actually got some really sophisticated stuff going on in the backroom. Just this week, they announced the release of the second generation of its proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA).  Leveraged... Read more...
If you've been reading the pages of HotHardware for any length of time, you've probably noticed that we have an affinity for just about anything SSD related.  As performance enthusiasts at heart, it's no wonder why we're keenly focused on the market segment, but even so, there are standout products that tend to pique our interest more... Read more...
In recent months we've covered PCI Express-based SSDs from virtually all the major players, from Fusion-io to, OCZ and LSI.  The last time we took a look at OCZ's offering, the RevoDrive X2 took to the test bench for us and with its MLC-based design, offered much of the performance of significantly more expensive SLC-based PCI Express... Read more...
Look, we can't help ourselves. You say "SSD," we drool. Like clockwork. The allure of NAND-based storage is unavoidable and OCZ Technology seems to be at the forefront of making it all come together. Rather than pushing their latest into the hands of mere consumers, however the company's Deneva 2 series of solid state drives are made with... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD’s recently released “Llano” A-Series APU, discuss highlights from the first AMD Fusion Developers Summit which took place in Seattle last week, MSI’s well-balanced GT683R gaming notebooks with... Read more...
OCZ's really firing on all cylinders this week at Computex. Aside from breaking records with their Z-Drive, they're also combining an SSD and HDD on a single PCIe card for one of the most awe-inspiring desktop storage solutions that we've seen in quite some while. The new RevoDrive Hybrid improves upon the older RevoDrive design by stuffing... Read more...
Yow! OCZ Technology has always been about shattered records and making impressive numbers look like old hat with even more impressive numbers, and they're doing it again at this year's Computex. The company has achieved a new performance record at the show, delivering one million 4K write IOPS and 1.5 million read IOPS on a Z-Drive-equipped... Read more...
OCZ announced the new Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III SSD product lines. By using the latest technology, OCZ is able to deliver almost double the performance with these new series of drives compared to the previous generation. Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs utilize the SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor. The Agility 3 delivers up to 525MB/s reads,... Read more...
Solid state drives are obviously changing the game in the consumer realm, but they're quietly doing something similar in the enterprise. In fact, the enterprise is where SSD technology is truly taking off, as pricing isn't so much of a concern. OCZ Technology, Fusion-io and a smattering of others are really making strides, with OCZ in particular... Read more...
For PC junkies, there's hardly anything better than a new solid state drive announcement. Every time we see a new SSD, we think about just how eager we are to transition into a world where HDDs are the past and SSDs are the present. OCZ Technology seems to be dreaming those same dreams, and today they've unveiled a new addition to the Vertex... Read more...
When it comes to milestones, this is definitely one that hits home in our industry. Solid state drives have been around for years at this point, and while they're hardly more affordable than they once were, and definitely not nearly as sizable (in terms of capacity) as HDDs, people are splurging on them. OCZ Technology has been a major SSD... Read more...
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