OCZ to Deliver SandForce-based Solid State Drive Solutions

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative,
ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based
storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced
its collaboration with SandForce on OCZ’s next generation of mainstream
and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs). Based on the
highly-anticipated SandForce SSD Processor family, OCZ’s new line of
SSDs will be the pinnacle of storage options designed to optimize
complex IT infrastructures as well as the computing experiences of
everyday consumers.

To accommodate a wide range of consumer and
enterprise storage applications, OCZ’s impending solutions will feature
various configurations of SandForce’s innovative SF-1500 and SF-1200
SSD Processors and multi-level cell (MLC) and single-level cell (SLC)
NAND flash memory, all with the objective of providing best-in-class
storage with exceptional performance, reliability, endurance, and power
efficiency. The SandForce-based SSD line will be available in multiple
interfaces including 3Gb/s SATA and 6Gb/s SAS in capacities ranging
from 50GB to 400GB, addressing an assortment of storage and
infrastructure requirements.

“OCZ is committed to delivering SSD
solutions to our enterprise clients and also has a strong following for
our consumer solid state products; partnering with SandForce enables us
to offer an even more robust offering to both these markets,” said Ryan
Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “Together with SandForce we
are focused on making enterprise-class MLC-based SSDs which offer
excellent reliability and performance coupled with superior total cost
of ownership for all our customers.”

“OCZ has a proven track
record in the design and manufacture of solid state drives and is in a
distinctive position to deliver SSDs to both the enterprise and
consumer space,” said Thad Omura, VP of marketing at SandForce.
“SandForce SSD Processors reliably enable the usage of low cost,
MLC-based SSDs in volume, mainstream enterprise applications.”

The
OCZ Technology Group aims to take storage to the next level with
SandForce SSD Processors, further increasing the advantages of SSDs
over traditional hard disc drives for Original Equipment Manufacturers
(OEMs), enterprise clients, and enthusiast consumers who place a
premium on performance, total cost of ownership (TCO), and efficiency.
Product announcements will be made in the next few weeks leading up to
the 2010 International CES show.

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