by Anton Shilov
08/14/2008 | 04:51 PM
In a bid to respond to the demands of enthusiasts and high-performance mobile computing consumers, OCZ Technology Group, has unveiled the new – V2 – versions of the company’s consumer-oriented – Core – solid state drives (SSDs) that still feature affordable pricing, but this time also respectable performance level.
The new 2.5” OCZ Core V2-series SSDs are available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB (30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 128GB in binary format) capacities and provide 170MB/s read speed and 98GB/s write speed amid an improved seek time of less than 0.2 - 0.3ms, according to the maker. By contrast, previous generation OCZ Core devices deliver 120MB/s – 143MB/s read speeds as well as 80MB/s – 93MB/s write speeds as well as 0.35ms seek time. The new SSDs still cannot compete against premium-class solid-state drives, which can deliver up to 250MB/s read and write speed.
“As SSD technology progresses, OCZ will continue to release updated and enhanced solutions to ensure our customers stay on the leading edge. The new Core V2 drives offer consumers and system integrators increased capacities up to 256GB (250GB), improved read and write performance and faster seek time, all coupled with a new mini USB port empowering customers with the ability to further improve performance and compatibility by updating firmware in the future,” said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of the OCZ Technology.
Core V2 SSDs have 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Core Series SSD drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ’s service and support. Pricing is unknown.