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OCZ launches miniPCIe SSD for netbooks

Posted on Saturday, April 18 2009 @ 20:01:54 CEST by

OCZ has presented miniPCI Express solid state disks for netbooks, they are available in 16GB and 32GB capacities and in SATA or PATA. The PATA version offers read speeds of up to 45MB/s, write speeds of up to 35MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 20MB/s while the SATA version offers read speeds of up to 110MB/s, write speeds of up to 51MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 25MB/s.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled their first miniPCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, the affordable flash-based storage option to significantly increase the capacity for netbooks. For on the go computing professionals and students looking for an ideal storage upgrade on their ultra-portable platforms, the OCZ miniPCI-E SSD is the cost effective alternative to traditional standard storage drives as a reliable upgrade on mobile systems.

“We have developed this small form factor SSD product to ensure we are covering as many end-user solid state storage needs as possible,” commented Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at the OCZ technology Group. “With the addition of the Mini PCI-Express series to our SSD line-up, OCZ is enabling those owners of compatible UMPC and Netbook solutions to experience the quieter, cooler, and more durable alternative to traditional notebook hard drives.”

Offering your notebook the benefits of flash-based technology, The OCZ miniPCI-E delivers the reliability and silent operation of SSDs in a smaller form factor, and will be available in both SATA and PATA interfaces. Notebook upgraders can choose either the SATA version that delivers a fast 110 MB/s read and 51 MB/s write speed, or the PATA upgrade that features a maximum 45MB/sec read and 35MB/sec write speeds. Ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing to extend battery life by lowering power consumption, inproving access time, and providing an alternative to conventional hard disc drives, the OCZ miniPCI-E drive offers not only superior shock resistance but also quiet operation whether at home or on-the-go.

Compatible with the Windows XP, Vista®, and 7, and Mac OSX 10 and above, the OCZ miniPCI-E is an excellent upgrade to expand the storage capability of your netbook with ample capacities of 16GB and 32GB. All OCZ miniPCI-E drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ’s exemplary service and support.



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