OCZ increases SSD production by over 100%

By on October 20, 2010, 2:41 PM
OCZ Technology Group has announced it is opening a new Solid State Drive (SSD) manufacturing plant in Taipei, Taiwan on October 25, 2010. The 20,000 square foot facility, which features test and burn-in technology required by the company's growing OEM client base, will enable the company to increase SSD production by over 100 percent: from 50,000 units a month to 140,000 units a month.

The expansion is definitely warranted, given that OCZ saw solid growth last quarter: SSD unit sales ramped from an average of 15,000 units per month in Q1 2010 to over 54,000 units in August. Furthermore, OCZ supports a complete spectrum of interfaces including SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel, PCI-Express, USB 3.0, and the proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) introduced earlier this month, so the company is anticipating a growing demand of its current and future SSDs in both the consumer and enterprise markets.

"As our SSD revenues continue to expand, we are happy to announce our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Taipei, Taiwan," Ryan Petersen, OCZ CEO, said in a statement. "Our new 20 000 square foot facility was set up in response to increased demand from OEMs for our enterprise solid state drive products and significantly increases our monthly SSD capacity."





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Jesse Jesse said:

Awesome! I love OCZ's SSD's, hopefully this will help in pushing prices down as well.

Guest said:

I thought it was only Japan that dealt in square Feet? Geisha knowledge req.

production increased by 180% but sales up 200% plus ...

hellokitty[hk] hellokitty[hk], I'm a TechSpot Evangelist, said:

Lower prices please.

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

Hopefully, the abundance of OCZ's SSD's might lead to an increase in competition, resulting in lower SSD-prices. One can merely wish that SSD's will become mainstream before 2011...

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

hellokitty[hk] said:

Lower prices please.

Yes, agreed. Lower prices please!!!!

When they start getting comparable to regular HDD I will consider buying them. Key word, comparable.

vangrat said:

pfft 100%, call me when it's over 9000.

raich said:

trillionsin said:

hellokitty[hk] said:

Lower prices please.

Yes, agreed. Lower prices please!!!!

When they start getting comparable to regular HDD I will consider buying them. Key word, comparable.

keep in mind that SSD out-preform regular hdd's.. big time! you get what you pay for!

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

Good stuff; it's about time SSD prices started to reduce.

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