OCZ Onyx SSDs Start Under $100

On Wednesday OCZ Technology Group, Inc. revealed its new line of Onyx SATA II 2.5-inch solid state drives. The new series targets customers looking for both high performance and "exceptional value," with prices starting just under $100 for the 32 GB model. This should be ideal for consumers leaving the traditional HDD scene and wanting to test the SSD waters without sinking a load of funds into the new technology.

OCZ's new Onyx SSDs are MLC-based and use the Indilinx Amigos controller. The series also features read speeds of up to 125MB/s, write speeds of up to 70MB/s, 64MB of on-board cache, 3.0Gb/s interface, and TRIM support, rounding out an attractive-yet-cheap package.

“Designed to offer the best of both worlds, the new OCZ Onyx SSD delivers the speed and reliability of solid state storage to mainstream consumers at an aggressive price point that makes the technology more accessible to customers who want to take advantage of all the benefits of the SSDs without incurring the high cost normally associated with the solution," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group.

This may be the way to go for Windows XP users ready to upgrade their laptops, tossing out the clunky HDD for this super-fast 32GB drive. Granted that's not the best storage capacity for downloading media or installing over-stuffed games, it should at least provide an impressive performance boost on the go.

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  • randomizer
    I have Windows 7 x64, 3DS Max, Office 2007 and numerous other programs installed on a 30GB OCZ Vertex. I still have 10GB free. I don't know why you think only a command-line Linux distro would work.
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  • industrial_zman
    32GB, come on, realy?!? What have you been smoking OCZ. Yeah I know this would make a great boot disk for a GUIless Linux, however most people buying the SSD are Windows platform people that would need a lot more than that to boot. I would only use a drive that size for my virtual memory.
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  • randomizer
    I have Windows 7 x64, 3DS Max, Office 2007 and numerous other programs installed on a 30GB OCZ Vertex. I still have 10GB free. I don't know why you think only a command-line Linux distro would work.
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  • The Greater Good
    125 / 70 is too slow. I'd rather spend the extra 20-40 bucks and get read speeds up to 250 MB/s. Then again, I'd just buy two or three and run a disk stripe. Not using these slow things, however...
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