OCZ has introduced the 2.5" Solid 2 solid state disk (SSD) series, these units use slower MLC NAND flash memory than OCZ's high-end SSDs but are more affordable. The Solid 2 SSD series will be available in 60GB and 120GB capacities, pricing and availability is unknown though. The 120GB model promises a read speed of up to 125MB/s and write speed of up to 100MB/s, while the 60GB model has a slightly slower write speed of 80MB/s. Both models feature the Indilinx SSD controller with 64MB onboard cache.
“While solid state drives offer exceptional performance, the high cost of ownership has been a barrier for many consumers,” commented Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Development at the OCZ technology Group. “It has always been our goal to make quality SSD drives affordable to the complete range of customers. By making use of the proven Indilinx controller coupled new flash technology, OCZ is excited to introduce the Solid 2 that delivers increased reliability and performance over competing traditional and solid state solutions at a price point that is truly within reach of mainstream consumers.”
For users looking to upgrade their laptops or configure a cost effective RAID array in their home or office desktop PC, the OCZ Solid 2 Series is an excellent starting point into the world of SSDs. This line provides the best of both worlds —the performance and advantages of solid-state technology at an incredible value. Based on the quality Indilinx controller, the Solid 2 Series delivers an enhanced computing experience with faster application loading, snappier data access, shorter boot-ups, and longer battery life. Solid 2 SSDs feature HDD-dominating access times, up to 125MB/s read and 100MB/s write speeds, 64MB of onboard cache, and unique performance optimization to keep the drives at peak performance.
OCZ Solid 2 drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than conventional hard drives. Available in ample storage capacities of 60(64)GB and 120(128)GB, Solid 2 SSDs state drives meet the needs of users looking for a quality hard drive replacement.
Designed for ultimate reliability, Solid 2 Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time between failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. OCZ also offers a leading 3-year warranty and award-winning technical support with the Solid 2 Series, making SSDs a more viable upgrade for cautious users requiring ultimate levels of customer service.