OCZ announces Core V2 solid-state drives

By Justin Mann on August 14, 2008, 8:44 PM
OCZ announced the expansion of their SSD line-up today, with the introduction of new Core SSD units. The new drives, dubbed Core V2, are SATA-II 2.5 drives that will be available in capacities up to 250GB. They are following in the footsteps of the earlier Core SSDs models which were pitched by OCZ as both having high performance and a decent price, as opposed to the over-the-top dollar figures the first generation solid-state drives carried.

The drives are advertised to read at speeds of up to 170MB/s and write at up to 98MB/s, with seek times of only 0.2ms. OCZ is also adding a mini USB port to the device, with the intention of using it to update the drive's firmware as needed.

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seanp789 said:
It's not clear if these are the new 32nm Intel/Micron chips or Samsung's new line originally scheduled to start sampling in September. My assumption is that they are the Intel flash chips since they are boasting the drives as 50% cheaper than current drives and have similar performance specs to the recently announced Micron RealSSD. Samsung is still on a 50nm or 40nm process. According to both Intel and Samsung firmware plays a major role in SSD performance so new miniUSB port may actually come in handy.
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