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OCZ Technology, a popular supplier of various memory product and other computer components, has unveiled its new family of solid state drives (SSDs) that feature affordable price, yet high performance. The new SSDs employ RAID 0 technology inside themselves to deliver high speed.

“As the adoption of SSD drives continues to ramp, it is our goal to enable everyday consumers to take advantage of the benefits of solid state drives. The new Apex Series is positioned at the center of our lineup and features an updated controller and internal RAID design to deliver superior performance to mainstream consumers at a very aggressive price,” said Eugene Chang, director of product management at OCZ Technology Group.

OCZ Apex solid state drives in 2.5” form-factor deliver 230MB/s sequential read speed and 160MB/s sequential write speed thanks to “new internal RAID 0 architecture” and “updated controller design”. Practically it means that there are two SSDs inside one Apex working in RAID 0 mode to boost speed to the aforementioned levels without significant increases in manufacturing costs. The SSDs are compatible with Serial ATA 300 interface.

It remains to be seen whether OCZ’s praised “internal RAID 0” architecture is actually viable. Based on the fact that Apex-series does not boast with unprecedented speeds, it can be assumed that the manufacturer uses relatively low-cost flash memory chips inside the SSD. Moreover, actualy performance of the unit substantially depends the RAID controller inside the drive.

The Apex will be positioned between the premium Vertex Series and the value oriented Solid-series. OCZ continues to place flash mass storage technology within reach of the average consumer with the Apex-series and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile and desktop applications.

OCZ Apex series SSD drives are available in ample storage capacities of 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB. All Apex Series drives come backed a two year warranty and feature 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF), which is inline with advanced hard disk drives. Prices are unknown.

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