OCZ announces Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSDBy Jose Vilches
OCZ has announced a new 'cost-sensitive' range of solid-state drives based on the Indilinx Everest controller. Dubbed Petrol, the new series features the usual 2.5-inch form factor, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, 2xnm asynchronous MLC NAND Flash memory backed by the company's lifespan-enhancing NDurance technology, a MTBF of 1.25 million hours, TRIM support for like-new performance over time, and a three year warranty.
The Petrol SSD Series is said to deliver bandwidth of up 400 MB/s and 35,000 IOPS. Additionally, OCZ says advanced features unique to Indilinx, such as proprietary page mapping algorithms and its latency reduction technology, allow for steady mixed-workload performance and access times as low as 0.06ms.
The OCZ Petrol SSD Series will be available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities throughout the company's global channel in the coming weeks. Although there's no mention of prices in the press release, techPowerUp says the drives have been found on pre-order going from $113 to $803.
This is OCZ's second SSD family to utilize the Indilinx Everest platform after it purchased the South Korea-based NAND flash controller maker for $32 million back in March. The first was the high-end Octane SSD, introduced in October, which has read speeds of up to 570 MB/s with up to 45,000 IOPS.