In a yet another attempt to wed high-performance and relatively low price on the market of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ Technology Group has announced its new Onyx 2 series of SSDs that promise to inherit affordability from its predecessors amid increased performance and durability.
Based on a SandForce controller, Onyx 2 delivers up to 270MB/s read speed, up to 265MB/s write speed, and up to 10 000 random write IOPS (4k aligned). The Onyx 2 SSDs are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, which allows installation of more software than just Microsoft Windows operating system (OS), and feature multi-level cell flash memory. Just like all modern solid-state drives, the novelty fully supports Trim command that ensures high performance over time.
"While we are constantly looking to push the envelope in solid state drive performance, we are also dedicated to making the technology more affordable to consumers. The new Onyx 2-series SSDs give customers the very best of both worlds when it comes to performance and value, and they are an ideal solution for mobile and desktop users that want to take advantage of all the benefits that SSDs offer over traditional rotational based drives," said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of OCZ.
Onyx 2 family is backed by a 2-year warranty and technical support. The lineup has meantime before failure of 1.5 million hours.