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OCZ Storage Solutions Announces New Vertex 460 SSD Series

Introduction In SAN JOSE, CA on January 22, 2014 OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company announced its new Vertex 460 SATA III SSD Series, which evolved from the 20nm-based Vertex 450. The Vertex 460 uses the company’s proprietary Barefoot 3 (BF3) M10 controller with Toshiba’s 19nm MLC NAND flash memory. This drive offers up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS. It further features sustained 4K random write performance up to 23,000 IOPS. OCZ’s BF3 M10 controller is derived from the original controller that features AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. Vertex 460 SSDs are rated to deliver 20GB of host writes per day for a 3-year warranty and are available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Specifications PERFORMANCE 120GB 240GB 480GB Sequential Reads1 530MB/s 540MB/s 545MB/s Sequential Writes1 420MB/s 525MB/s 525MB/s Random Read Speed (4K, QD32)2 80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS Random Write Speed (4K, QD32)2 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS Steady-State Random Write Speed (4K, QD32)3 12,000 IOPS 21,000 IOPS 23,000 IOPS 1. Maximum sequential speeds are determined using ATTO 2. Small file I/O performance is measured using IOmeter 2010 3. Measured with Iometer 2010, 12 hour precondition to SNIA guidelines Please Note: Current performance specs reflect update to latest firmware. PHYSICAL Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 120GB, 240GB, 480GB NAND Component...



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Toshiba Corporation Completes Acquisition of OCZ Technology Group’s Assets and Launches New Subsidiary, OCZ Storage Solutions

Introduction In SAN JOSE, CA un January 21, 2014, the Toshiba Corporation finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, thus making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately it will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions. This acquisition provides Toshiba with OCZ’s enterprise and client SSD businesses and enables the established OCZ brand to continue in full force. OCZ Storage Solutions will leverage Toshiba’s cutting-edge NAND and combine it with the Company’s proprietary controllers, firmware and software to provide both client and enterprise customers with innovative and cost-effective solid-state storage solutions.“The acquisition of OCZ further expands our solid-state storage capabilities and represents Toshiba’s commitment to this high-growth area,” said Mr. Seiichi Mori, Vice President of Toshiba’s Semiconductor and Storage Company and Corporate Vice President of Toshiba. As a Toshiba Group Company, OCZ Storage Solutions will be able to maintain its established worldwide sales channels. The new Company’s headquarters will remain in San Jose, California, with strategic design centers located in Irvine (California), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Abingdon (UK). About Toshiba Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range...



 
 
 
 
 
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OCZ Vector 150 240GB

The latest in the OCZ "enthusiast" classed series is the Vector 150, which stays true to their winning formula of performance, features, and value. So it's no surprise the Barefoot 3 controller still lies at the heart of the SSD, though there have been a few improvements made in terms of longevity and durability. A move to different NAND flash highlights more of the changes. Set to retail for $240 at the price of $1/GB, it crosses into a slightly more mainstream pricing segment, while still looking to offer enthusiast-classed performance. Let's take a closer look at the OCZ Vector 150 240GB and see how the revolution continues.



 
 
 
 
 
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OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W

The OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W comes with some interesting features that should appeal to the gamers in the crowd. Haswell-ready and LED lighting get it started, but what about performance? We know that sheet specs certainly don't tell the real story though, so let's take a closer look at this new unit and get it on the bench to find out what it can do.



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OCZ Introduces new Deneva 2 Series

OCZ Introduces new Enterprise SATA III SSDs based on 19nm NAND Flash Process Geometry to Its Popular Deneva 2 Series  New Deneva 2 Models Deliver Improved Features and Superior Total Cost of Ownership SAN JOSE, CA – September 24, 2013 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the latest addition to the popular Deneva 2 Series which now utilizes 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash. The new models are 2.5-inch, 6Gbps SATA III-based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) drives that implement the Deneva 2 SSD Series feature-set and are built around a smaller NAND flash process geometry. This cutting-edge drive solution also features a completely new power architecture that was designed from the ground up to optimize server back plane functionality, providing enhanced management of in-rush current and power fluctuation. The result is an advanced SSD series that delivers superior storage performance, enterprise-class endurance, reliability and quality, and excellent total cost of ownership for customers. “Our Deneva 2 has been a popular SSD series among IT professionals not only as an HDD replacement but to dramatically accelerate I/O access of such popular enterprise applications as OnLine Transaction Processing, database warehousing, read intensive data caching and server boot-ups,” said Daryl Lang, SVP of Product Management for OCZ Technology. “By implementing new fea...



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OCZ Technology Delivers the Plug-and-Play SQL Server Optimized ZD-XL SQL Accelerator

Tightly Integrated PCIe Solid-State Drive Hardware and Enterprise Software Storage Solution Accelerates and Optimizes Microsoft SQL Server Applications SAN JOSE, CA – 07/23/13 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the general availability of its ZD-XL SQL Accelerator which was first showcased live at Interop® 2013 and won the Best of Show Award in the Data Center and Storage category. This award-winning product is a tightly integrated hardware/software storage solution that accelerates and optimizes Microsoft SQL Server database applications in enterprise environments. ZD-XL SQL Accelerator includes a high-performance flash-based PCIe solid-state drive working in combination with innovative acceleration and caching software to deliver the right and relevant SQL Server data when the application needs it. Through a user-friendly advanced graphical user interface, ZD-XL provides simple step-by-step implementation wizards that guide database administrators (DBAs) through best practice models of its flash-based resources to deliver easy and efficient deployment into SQL Server environments. The unique ZD-XL SQL Accelerator architecture exposes its PCIe-based on-host flash as both local and cache volumes, and efficiently distributes random database workloads in parallel between all of its available flash to provide up to 25 times improved databas...



 
 
 
 
 
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OCZ Vertex 450 256GB

The OCZ Vector 450 is today's topic of discussion, and the M10 derivative of the Barefoot 3 controller promises top performance at a more affordable price point than the flagship OCZ Vector model as well. Replacing the Vertex 4, the new Vertex 450 looks to chew through incompressible data, unlike the competition's SandForce-controller drives. So how does the performance of the Vertex 450 measure up? Is it worth the investment? Let's dive in and find out.



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OCZ Technology to Showcase its Leading Solid State Drives and Launch New Power Management Solutions at Computex 2013

SAN JOSE, CA – June 3, 2013- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, will showcase the Company’s comprehensive storage solutions for client and enterprise computing along with announcing its new line of Fatal1ty Series power supply products at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan June 4 through June 8. OCZ solutions can be viewed at the main show floor this year at the Nangang Exhibit Hall, Booth K0309a. Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to the enthusiast market, OCZ is unveiling the new Fatal1ty Gaming Series power supplies (PSUs) in updated 550W and 750W models designed to provide exceptional power solutions for gamers and enthusiasts, offering performance and reliability coupled with exciting new features. These latest PSUs feature premium components and heavy-duty protection circuitries with a fully modular cable management system to provide an organized case environment that maximizes airflow by eliminating unnecessary wiring, and utilizes specialized DC-to-DC converters for compatibility with Intel’s ®HaswellTM platform. Both models also feature a single +12V rail for exceptional power distribution, 80-Plus Bronze rating for high energy efficiency up to 85% at typical loads, along with 135mm load-controlled fans with the Fatal1ty Series of trademark glowing red LEDs for stylish yet silent operation in high-end gaming...



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OCZ Launches the Next Generation Vertex 450 Series Solid State Drives

New Vertex 450 SSD Utilizes Proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 Series Controller and 20nm Flash to Deliver a Superior Client Computing Experience SAN JOSE, CA – May 23, 2013 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the release of the Vertex 450 SATA III SSD Series featuring the company’s proprietary Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller. As part of the leading-edge Vertex series, Vertex 450 lives up to its name and bridges the gap between high performance and mainstream solid-state storage. With advanced storage performance, reliability, and quality, the Vertex 450 utilizes 20nm process geometry NAND flash to meet the needs of today’s high-end consumer and client applications. “As one of the industry’s most highly awarded SSD Series to date, the Vertex name has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in flash-based storage providing an exceptional balance of performance and cost efficiency,” said Daryl Lang, Senior Vice President of Product Management for OCZ Technology. “The Vertex 450 marks the first time this popular OCZ series utilizes in-house ASIC technology delivering an even greater level of speed, reliability and value for our customers.” Replacing the 25nm-based Vertex 4, the new Vertex 450 uses NAND flash based on the state-of-the-art 20nm process geometry to deliver superior, cost-effectiv...



 
 
 
 
 
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OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB

Another in the list of SandForce SSDs is the latest from OCZ, the Vertex 3.20. It's an interesting move because we've seen the Vertex 4 already from OCZ, so is this "new" drive a step backwards? Not really, according to OCZ. This drive shares the same features as its predecessor, showcasing the popular SandForce 2281 controller, but this latest version now comes with 20nm NAND flash memory.



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OCZ Technology Launches New VXL 1.3 Software at CeBIT 2013, Evolving Solid State Virtualization and Caching to New Levels

Virtualization Solution Delivers an Automatic Cache Warm-up Scheduler and Data Mirroring Enhancements that Enable ‘SAN-less’ Virtualized Services  HANNOVER, Germany—CeBIT 2013—March 5, 2013—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the general availability of the next release of its popular VXL Cache and Virtualization Software. VXL 1.3 has evolved its synchronous data mirroring capabilities and automatic server failover mechanisms to enable ‘SAN-less,’ highly available, fault tolerant environments based entirely on virtualized host flash. The ability to provide uninterrupted service for business-critical applications even during severe system failures is a requirement for IT managers of any sized data center, and ideally suited for virtualized database deployments, email servers, or cloud computing applications. Another innovation in this new version of VXL allows IT managers to pre-load the cache with critical data at pre-determined schedules to ensure that important data is available on SSD flash at the precise time it is required by the application. This advancement is particularly well suited for business intelligence and data analysis applications, and in particular, for columnar database deployments where the periodic collection of data to a distributed flash cache enables real-time online analysis. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) a...



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OCZ Technology to Showcase Next-Generation Enterprise Storage Solutions at CeBIT 2013

OCZ to Unveil Upcoming ZD-XL Accelerator Optimized for SQL Server Database Applications SAN JOSE, CA—February 25, 2013—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that it will preview a variety of enterprise storage solutions at next week’s CeBIT 2013 conference in Hannover, Germany. As a renowned global forum, CeBIT represents a great opportunity for attendees to be the first to see and experience the latest innovations in solid-state storage from an industry leader in enterprise SSDs, virtualization, and caching software. OCZ offers a complete suite of storage solutions that address VMware, Linux, and SQL Server platforms, and invites IT decision-makers who are evaluating or implementing solid-state storage in the data center to visit the Company’s exhibit in Hall 2, Stand E43, from March 5th through 9th. OCZ will unveil the next-generation ZD-XL SQL Accelerator, a culmination of enterprise hardware and software converging as one tightly integrated and optimized solution. The ZD-XL Accelerator addresses SQL Server database applications to not only ensure that the data for this implementation is right, relevant, and readily available on SSD flash when the SQL Server needs it, but also that the data is accessed with the highest possible I/O performance. For simple deployment and ease of use, this tightly integrated, optimized solution features ‘impleme...



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OCZ Technology Delivers Vertex 3 with 20 Nanometer Flash for Mainstream Computing Applications

SAN JOSE, CA—February 19, 2012—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced a new 20 nanometer (nm) NAND flash version of its award-winning Vertex 3 SSD Series. The new Vertex 3.20 SSD is a 2.5-inch, 6Gbps SATA III-based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) drive that implements the feature-set of the Vertex 3 Series but is built around smaller, state-of-the-art NAND flash process geometry. Being that the Vertex 3 Series is one of OCZ’s most popular SSDs to date, and has received numerous accolades from media reviewers globally, the implementation of 20nm NAND flash will extend its availability and enable mainstream users of mobile and desktop platforms to improve gaming, multimedia, and the overall computing experience over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and other competing SSDs. The Vertex 3.20 SSD will be available in 120GB and 240GB storage capacities, with 480GB capacities to follow soon. Utilizing the proven and effective LSI SandForce® SF-2200 processor, the Vertex 3.20 SSD delivers exceptional performance of synchronous 20nm NAND flash supporting read bandwidth up to 550MB/s, write bandwidth up to 520MB/s, random read performance up to 35,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), and random write performance up to 65,000 IOPS. It is also optimized to provide excellent endurance and reliability coupled with power efficiency. “OCZ is always looking for...



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OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review

  Today we take a look at a new Solid State Drive offering from OCZ, the Vector Series SATA III SSD. The Vector joins the Vertex models in OCZ’s High-Performance category drives, touting a 7mm low profile design, Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB capacities. Like the Vertex 4 that Shawn reviewed last year, the Vector Series touts an impressive 5-year warranty. Performance looks to be on par with the Vertex as well, with over 500MB/s claimed sequential read/write speeds (on the larger capacity models) and around 100,000 random 4k IOPS. Review Link: http://computingondemand.com/review-ocz-vector-ssd-256gb/



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FarCry 3 Game Bundle Now With OCZ Vector SSDs

For a limited time, OCZ is offering a free FarCry 3 download with new and existing purchases of the Vector 256GB and 512GB SSD. For more information, please visit the Vector product page here. The Vector Series delivers a new industry-leading solid state storage solution for the high-end consumer and workstation user. Meet the storage expectations you didn’t know you had.







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