OCZ Petrol Line to Bring SSD Costs Down

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 14 December 2011 17:42

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OCZ announced recently a new Petrol SSD line that is supposed to bring SSD prices down quite a bit, although the price wasn't released. The read/wrote speeds weren't stated, either, but they did say it will bring "bandwidth up to 400MB/s with 35,000 IOPS." I'm guessing it'll be something like 175/225 MB/s read/write, respectively, but we'll see. Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology, said, "Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability. The new Petrol Series showcases the flexibility of the Indilinx Everest platform and NDurance™ Technology, allowing OCZ to deliver the benefits of SSDs to a wide new set of applications while retaining the superior real world performance and reduced latency that separate Everest-based SSDs from our competitors." You can read the press release here.