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Toshiba Agrees to Acquire OCZ SSD Business
Dec 3, 2013 - in News
The transaction should be final within 60 days.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review: A New Flagship With 19 nm Flash
Nov 11, 2013 - in Reviews
OCZ is re-launching its flagship consumer SSD as the Vector 150. Armed with 19 nm Toggle-mode flash and new encryption functionality, this new drive is purported to be the pinnacle of of enthusiast-class solid-state storage. Does it live up to the hype?
Best SSDs For The Money: October 2013
Oct 28, 2013 - in Reviews
October didn't give us much in the way of storage excitement, but the most mundane news is perhaps the best: prices are falling on SSDs again. Even if they weren't, we're still at all-time lows on solid-state pricing. It remains a good time to buy an SSD.
OCZ Intros New Fatal1ty 550W, 750W Power Supplies
Sep 29, 2013 - in News
These new power supplies light up your gaming rig.
OCZ Vertex 450 256 GB SSD Review: Can We Call It Vector Jr.?
May 27, 2013 - in Reviews
OCZ is shaking up its current product stack by replacing the year-old Vertex 4 SSD. The Vertex 450 matches Barefoot 3 controller silicon with 20 nm synchronous NAND for something slightly more economical than the company's current flagship, the Vector.
OCZ Releases Vertex 450 Series SSDs
May 23, 2013 - in News
OCZ is unleashing a new lineup of SSDs, the Vertex 450 series.
Report: OCZ Planning a 20 nm SSD Refresh
Apr 16, 2013 - in News
OCZ is reportedly working on a refresh of its 20 nm SSD that includes a new Barefoot 3-based controller.
OCZ Vertex 5 SSDs Won't Launch Q2 2013 After All
Apr 15, 2013 - in News
Sadly, it appears that the Vertex 5 series of SSDs won't be hitting the market anytime soon.
Report: OCZ Prepping Launch of Vertex 5 SSD
Apr 11, 2013 - in News
OCZ’s 5th Generation of high-performance Vertex SSDs may arrive towards the end of May 2013.
OCZ Expands Far Cry 3 Vector SSD Offer
Mar 29, 2013 - in News
OCZ's Far Cry 3 offer now includes the 128GB Vector SSD.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
OCZ's Vector PCIe SSD to Include TRIM and SMART support
Mar 8, 2013 - in News
The latest generation of Vector PCIe SSDs will feature support for SMART and TRIM.
OCZ Launches VXL 1.3 Solid State Virtualisation Software
Mar 7, 2013 - in News
The VXL 1.3 will deliver automatic cache and data mirroring enhancements that enable 'SAN-less' virtualised services.
OCZ to Showcase Enterprise Storage Solutions at CeBIT 2013
Feb 26, 2013 - in News
Products on display include next-generation PCIe SSDs, the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator, VXL 1.3 Virtualization Software and others.
OCZ Releases Vertex 3 SSD With 20nm Flash
Feb 20, 2013 - in News
OCZ's new Vertex 3.20 is an update of the Vertex 3 SSD and features 20 nm lithography.
OCZ Will Continue Using SSD Controllers From Competitors
Feb 20, 2013 - in News
OCZ has shared that in the future is still planning on using SSD controllers manufactured by its competitors.
OCZ Offering Free Copies of Far Cry 3 to Vector SSD Owners
Feb 7, 2013 - in News
After launching the Vector SSD series in November, OCZ is luring customers with free copies of Far Cry 3.
Report: SSD Market Revenues Will More Than Double in 2013
Jan 23, 2013 - in News
The SSD market is expected to equal 40-percent of the HDD market by 2016.
Round-Up: 10 mSATA SSDs From Adata, Crucial, Mushkin, And OCZ
Jan 6, 2013 - in Reviews
The first mSATA-based SSDs we reviewed wowed us with diminutive dimensions, but not as much with performance. Today's best efforts are a lot more like their desktop equivalents, though. We round up 10 models between 64 and 256 GB and nail down a winner.
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: $1,000 Enthusiast PC
Dec 4, 2012 - in Reviews
Tired of seeing Intel CPUs dominate our System Builder Marathon? Finally, we have a processor from AMD able to go up against the fastest Core i5. We give its new FX-8350 a chance to distinguish itself in our final System Builder Marathon of 2012.
OCZ Back On Track, Says New CEO
Nov 30, 2012 - in News
After a bumpy ride over the last several months, things are looking brighter for OCZ.
OCZ Intros Vector SSDs with In-House Barefoot 3 Controller
Nov 27, 2012 - in News
These SSDs are the first to be delivered under the new OCZ and uses the company's own in-house controller.
OCZ Vector 256 GB Review: An SSD Powered By Barefoot 3
Nov 27, 2012 - in Reviews
Less than two years after acquiring Indilinx for $32 million in stock, OCZ is ready to introduce its first SSD based on controller technology developed in-house. Can its new Barefoot 3 propel the 256 GB Vector we're testing into a performance victory?
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 1: For System Builders
Nov 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
Welcome to our most-anticipated event of the year, the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Today, in Part 1, we have three of our most stunning models ever displaying an arousing array of components for your system config consideration. Deep breath...and enjoy.
Ralph Schmitt Appointed As New CEO, President of OCZ
Oct 10, 2012 - in News
OCZ now has a new CEO and president after Ryan Peterson stepped down just weeks ago.
OCZ Technology CEO Ryan Petersen Resigns from Company
Sep 18, 2012 - in News
In an unexpected turn of events, Ryan Petersen steps down as CEO of OCZ Technology. EVP Alex Mei appointed as Interim CEO.
OCZ Shows New Vector SSD with Indilinx Controller at IDF
Sep 14, 2012 - in News
During this years IDF, OCZ Technolgy showed off its new Vector SSD, with a Barefoot 3 controller.
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Aug 20, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter, we construct our most powerful $1000 enthusiast build ever, complete with a Core i5-3570K, GeForce GTX 670, and solid-state storage. Can it beat the value of Paul's $500 machine or come close to the performance of Thomas' $2000 system?
Best SSDs For The Money: July 2012
Jul 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Although we saw some small price adjustments over the last month, that's not the biggest news. A past recommendation, Samsung's 830, was based on a promotional bundle that some readers reported not getting. We took the issue to Samsung for resolution.