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AMD Enters SSD Market in Partnership with OCZ
Aug 19, 2014 - in News
AMD makes an entry to the SSD market with its Radeon R7-branded SSDs.
OCZ Releases Vector 150 and Vertex 460 SSDs
Jun 3, 2014 - in News
OCZ fights back with the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 SSD
AMD, Toshiba Rumored to be Teaming Up for Branded SSD
Apr 9, 2014 - in News
It's just a rumor, but so was the Radeon memory at one point.
OCZ Storage Solutions Re-emerges as Toshiba Subsidiary
Jan 22, 2014 - in News
OCZ will now be called OCZ Storage Solutions.
Toshiba Agrees to Acquire OCZ SSD Business
Dec 3, 2013 - in News
The transaction should be final within 60 days.
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?
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'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 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.
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?
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.
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.
Deals July 25: 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $17.99 FS
Jul 25, 2012 - in News
Here's a special Hump Day treat for you, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy.
OCZ Teases Faster SSD Controller, Remains Mum on Rumors
Jul 22, 2012 - in News
OCZ is making a lot of waves these days. In its CQ2 conference call, the company confirmed that its Barefoot controller should be returning in sample form from the contract fab shortly.
Rumor: Seagate May Acquire OCZ; Stocks Soar
Jul 19, 2012 - in News
A report claiming that Seagate may acquire OCZ has caused the latter company's stock to rise.
OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB: Revisiting Write Performance With Firmware 1.5
Jul 17, 2012 - in Reviews
In our recent look at the Vertex 4 SSD equipped with firmware 1.4, we found that the 128 GB drive's write performance depended heavily on available capacity. OCZ disagreed, but then quickly rolled out firmware 1.5. So, we're back to test the new build.
Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012
Jun 27, 2012 - in Reviews
We saw a number of price drops over the last month. Case in point: Crucial's 512 GB m4 now sits under $400. We have plenty of other recommendations, including a special bundle for gamers. If you've held off on an SSD upgrade, this month's deals look good.
OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB: Testing Write Performance With Firmware 1.4
Jun 25, 2012 - in Reviews
Back in April, we published one of the first reviews of OCZ's Vertex 4. In those three months, the company has issued three firmware updates, with a fourth reportedly in the pipeline. We take another look at the drive using its latest software.
SSD Prices Continue to Trend Downward
Jun 25, 2012 - in News
As hard drive prices remain high since the Thailand floods of 2011, the SSD prices have taken a different trend, a much appreciated downward trend in prices.
Deals June 13: 15% off iTunes Gift Cards
Jun 13, 2012 - in News
Here's your daily dose of deals to make your Wednesday afternoon go by a little bit faster.
OCZ Intros Indilinx Everest 2-based Agility 4 Series SSDs
May 31, 2012 - in News
The Indilinx Everest 2 controller goes mainstream with the release of the Agility 4 SSD series.