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OCZ's Deneva 2 mSATA SSD Approved for Intel Ultrabooks

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OCZ's Deneva 2 mSATA SSD has met the requirements for use in Intel's 2012 Ultrabook

OCZ Deneva 2 30GB and 60GB mSATA SSDs (models D2CSTEMS1A10-0030 and D2CSTEMS1A10-0060) have been tested with Intel Smart Response Technology and have passed the performance benchmarks for the 'While Using' portion of the responsiveness requirements in the 2012 Ultrabook Definition.

In October, we reported on the Deneva 2 SATA 3 mSATA series. However, the version approved for the Intel Ultrabooks is the Deneva 2 SATA 2 mSATA series. The mSATA utilizes MLC NAND Flash memory, SandForce 2141/2181 controller, a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface and offers throughput rates with up to 32,000 random 4k write IOPS and over 280MB/s of potential throughput. The mSATA has a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 2 million hours, supports TRIM and has a 3-year warranty with dedicated FAE/FSE support (includes PM/engineer support through validation cycle).

The Deneva 2 mSATA offers a slim design less than 21mm thick to support low-profile dimensions of Ultrabooks.

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    Zeknichov , January 5, 2012 6:47 PM
    mikenygmailUltrabooks will fail because their graphics horsepower is too weak compared to the A8 or A6 AMD APU.


    Which is useful for people who use ultrabook how? As long as it can playback 1080p, GPU doesn't matter.
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    Zeknichov , January 5, 2012 6:47 PM
    mikenygmailUltrabooks will fail because their graphics horsepower is too weak compared to the A8 or A6 AMD APU.


    Which is useful for people who use ultrabook how? As long as it can playback 1080p, GPU doesn't matter.
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    Kamab , January 5, 2012 6:56 PM
    If the demand picks up I'm sure AMD will push their own version of the ultrabook form factor.
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    dalethepcman , January 5, 2012 7:35 PM
    __-_-_-__with a thunderbolt port and an external graphic card they can transform themselves into high-end desktops


    Yeah because light peak has been so well adopted so far....

    /troll off

    I think this is a great idea, as it will push down the cost of msata drives and increase their capacity's. Which will really be a requirement for the windows 8 tablet arena. (running windows from a SD card is horrible)
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    iamtheking123 , January 5, 2012 9:42 PM
    __-_-_-__with a thunderbolt port and an external graphic card they can transform themselves into high-end desktops

    Doubt external graphics cards are ever going to happen. They were being pushed 3+ years ago and never made it out of CES.
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    joytech22 , January 5, 2012 9:50 PM
    iamtheking123Doubt external graphics cards are ever going to happen. They were being pushed 3+ years ago and never made it out of CES.


    Well they did but it was like a Nvidia 9500GT from ASUS and it was garbage..
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    mikenygmail , January 6, 2012 12:54 AM
    ZeknichovWhich is useful for people who use ultrabook how? As long as it can playback 1080p, GPU doesn't matter.


    Any device as big as an ultrabook, especially a brand new product, must be able to "do it all" which would include at an absolute minimum, A6/A8-quality gaming and also 1080p playback as you pointed out. It must be able to vastly outperform anything smaller than it.

    Intel needs to concentrate on building the fastest CPU's instead of trying to build a wannabe iPad clone. Intel just lost business to Marvell, which will replace intel in google televisions. AMD's A6 and A8 APU's will guarantee AMD's dominance in laptops (and newer slim ones too!) for years to come.

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    mikenygmail , January 6, 2012 12:55 AM
    ZeknichovWhich is useful for people who use ultrabook how? As long as it can playback 1080p, GPU doesn't matter.


    Any device as big as an ultrabook, especially a brand new product, must be able to "do it all" which would include at an absolute minimum, A6/A8-quality gaming and also 1080p playback as you pointed out. It must be able to vastly outperform anything smaller than it.

    Intel needs to concentrate on building the fastest CPU's instead of trying to build a wannabe iPad clone. Intel just lost business to Marvell, which will replace intel in google televisions. AMD's A6 and A8 APU's will guarantee AMD's dominance in laptops (and newer slim ones too!) for years to come.
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    mikenygmail , January 6, 2012 12:55 AM
    ZeknichovWhich is useful for people who use ultrabook how? As long as it can playback 1080p, GPU doesn't matter.


    Any device as big as an ultrabook, especially a brand new product, must be able to "do it all" which would include at an absolute minimum, A6/A8-quality gaming and also 1080p playback as you pointed out. It must be able to vastly outperform anything smaller than it.

    Intel needs to concentrate on building the fastest CPU's instead of trying to build a wannabe iPad clone. Intel just lost business to Marvell, which will replace intel in google televisions. AMD's A6 and A8 APU's will guarantee AMD's dominance in laptops (and newer slim ones too!) for years to come.
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    de5_Roy , January 6, 2012 1:58 AM
    what, no ssd from intel's own? i heard some bad stuff about ocz's firmware.
    from the rumors, looks like ivb can make a good ultrabook cpu-gpu combo. llano yields are so low that no one will use it for mass production. that's what apple did anyway - dumped amd (because of glofo) because they couldn't deliver. llano will never guarantee anything for amd. i am not saying llano is bad (it's great actually)... i'm saying that it's not available enough.
    amd's next bet is with trinity, not a8 (llano). trinity is better suited to compete with ivb in the ultrabook sector. since both ivb and trinity are unreleased, it's tough to say who will win in terms of overall performance. but it's easy to speculate: ivb is die-shrunk sandy bridge - intel's successful arch. while trinity will have piledriver cores - that offer roughly 15% performance increase over bulldozer and cayman class (not gcn) igp.
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    drwho1 , January 6, 2012 2:41 AM
    Don't care about this "ultra books" at all.
    But I would love for mSATA to be on more motherboards and become bigger in size and cheaper $$.

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    ojas , January 6, 2012 10:27 AM
    mikenygmailAny device as big as an ultrabook, especially a brand new product, must be able to "do it all" which would include at an absolute minimum, A6/A8-quality gaming and also 1080p playback as you pointed out. It must be able to vastly outperform anything smaller than it.Intel needs to concentrate on building the fastest CPU's instead of trying to build a wannabe iPad clone.

    What crap, man! Which new product could ever "do it all"? Everything has a purpose in life. Or non-life. Whatever. Tablets can't play crysis, for example, because they're not meant to. Same thing here. And i'm not saying that AMD shouldn't have their APUs in ultrabooks, all i'm saying that stop complaining about something that's not worth complaining about.
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    republicano , January 6, 2012 11:06 PM
    mikenygmailUltrabooks will fail because their graphics horsepower is too weak compared to the A8 or A6 AMD APU.


    what makes you think ultrabooks are for gaming ?, what about productivity,browsing, excel ?, and the odd movie