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.