Diversifying into every possible facet of computing seems to be an unstated aim of OCZ - the company that's best-known for its range of enthusiast-oriented memory.
Expanding its range of memory into the burgeoning solid-state drive sector, OCZ will be shipping 2.5in 32GB/64GB SATAII models in the next few weeks, we were told.
Quoting a potential 120GB/s read speed and 100GB/s write speed, sporting a ruggerdised casing with a 1500G shock-resistance rating, OCZ reckons that the drive has a MTBF (mean time before failure) or 2,000,000 hours - that's around 228 years, so it should still be working when we're all long gone.
Using single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory, OCZ reckons the drive should be a little faster than the multi-level cell alternative. We can also expect capacities to grow if OCZ adopts MLC-equipped drives. Current flash pricing is such that predicting a final price is somewhat problematic right now.
OCZ is also introducing the Flex2 watercooled range of DDR3 memory. The difference over the incumbent model is that both sides of the DIMM are now cooled, with channels on both sides. Take a looksie below:
Released in the next month or so, pricing will be largely dependent upon the cost of the D3 chips themselves. We reckon that it's still some time before it becomes affordable, especially considering the low, low price of current DDR2. Whatever the case, the Flex2 won't be cheap as chips.
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