OCZ Technology revealed its Petrol Series SSD, a new drive based on its Indilinx Everest platform, which reduces SSD deployment cost by 30 percent.
The Petrol follows in the foot steps of the OCZ's Octane, which is based on OCZ's own Indilinx Everest platform. The drive feature a 2.5-inch form factor, Asynchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, and NDurance technology technology. The Petrol will be available in four capacities; 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. Performance varies based on model size and shows a performance difference between 1) OCZ's Agility 3 SandForce based drives and 2) Octane's Synchronous MLC NAND Flash Memory based drives.
- 64 GB: 185 MB/s max sequential read & 75 MB/s max sequential write (Agility 3 - 525 MB/s Read & 475 MB/s Write)
- 128 GB: 360 MB/s max sequential read & 135 MB/s max sequential write (Agility 3 - 525 MB/s Read & 500 MB/s Write and Octane - 535 MB/s Read & 170 MB/s Write)
- 256 GB: 370 MB/s max sequential read & 240 MB/s max sequential write (Agility 3 - 525 MB/s Read & 500 MB/s Write and Octane - 535 MB/s Read & 270 MB/s Write)
- 512 GB: 370 MB/s max sequential read & 250 MB/s max sequential write (Agility 3 - 525 MB/s Read & 410 MB/s Write and Octane - 535 MB/s Read & 400 MB/s Write)
"Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "The new Petrol Series showcases the flexibility of the Indilinx Everest platform and NDurance Technology, allowing OCZ to deliver the benefits of SSDs to a wide new set of applications while retaining the superior real world performance and reduced latency that separate Everest-based SSDs from our competitors."
Early pricing of the Petrol in stores have the 64 GB listed at $113, 128 GB at $187, 256 GB at $396 and 512 GB at $803. These are early listing, so the final pricing may differ once available.