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OCZ Reveals the New Petrol SATA 3 SSD Series

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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)

   

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"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.

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    dalethepcman , December 14, 2011 6:17 PM
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    reduces SSD deployment cost by 30 percent.

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    Early pricing of the Petrol in stores have the 64 GB listed at $113


    Corsair force 3 60GB : $105
    OCZ Agiltiy 3 60GB : $110

    If its 30% cheaper, then there must be an additional 30% markup somewhere along the supply chain.
  • 16 Hide
    BSMonitor , December 14, 2011 6:47 PM
    You guys totally missed the point. 30% savings for the company, not for the consumer. The cost to design and manufacture their own controller costs 30% less than paying Sandforce for their controller.
  • 12 Hide
    shiftmx112 , December 14, 2011 6:29 PM
    Petrol has been expensive for years now.....
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    hotsacoman , December 14, 2011 6:09 PM
    How do I win one of these?
  • 20 Hide
    dalethepcman , December 14, 2011 6:17 PM
    Quote:
    reduces SSD deployment cost by 30 percent.

    Quote:
    Early pricing of the Petrol in stores have the 64 GB listed at $113


    Corsair force 3 60GB : $105
    OCZ Agiltiy 3 60GB : $110

    If its 30% cheaper, then there must be an additional 30% markup somewhere along the supply chain.
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    Anonymous , December 14, 2011 6:17 PM
    Doug, please send me a 512 GB drive for free. Thanks bud. Your pal, andboomer.
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    ProDigit10 , December 14, 2011 6:28 PM
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    256 GB at $396

    Current newegg prices for an Agility 3 240GB: $329.99.

    Where's the savings? I'll be paying almost $70, for 16GB more space on the drive, while it is much slower?
  • 12 Hide
    shiftmx112 , December 14, 2011 6:29 PM
    Petrol has been expensive for years now.....
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    win7guru , December 14, 2011 6:45 PM
    "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,"
    How is this any cheaper than what they have now? The performance in most cases is also similar to their current line too.
  • 16 Hide
    BSMonitor , December 14, 2011 6:47 PM
    You guys totally missed the point. 30% savings for the company, not for the consumer. The cost to design and manufacture their own controller costs 30% less than paying Sandforce for their controller.
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    Cormag , December 14, 2011 7:06 PM
    I think those may be MSRP prices and they are not too bad. IF they start offering the silly rebates like everyone else then these drives will be on the more affordable side.

    As a side note...what is going on with these rebates?! $100 rebates, really?
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    leandrodafontoura , December 14, 2011 7:15 PM
    Prices are the same....Go Seagate Hybrid!!
  • 1 Hide
    danraies , December 14, 2011 7:26 PM
    I'm not sure about the marketing strategy of naming the drive after something overpriced that everybody already hates.
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    tuch92 , December 14, 2011 8:10 PM
    Even if price drops, still won't buy OCZ with their reliability issues. Samsung's where it's at.
  • 0 Hide
    iLLz , December 14, 2011 9:32 PM
    Those prices don't seem to be 30% cheaper.
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    Anonymous , December 14, 2011 9:36 PM
    OCZ should learn from crucial....

    1 line per generation from crucial (m4) vs 700 lines from ocz (which mostly fail after a short while, which also give tonnes of problems!)

    You will stop carring about those crazy numbers once the ocz drives hit 0MBs and runs away with your data.

    Just sayin'
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    danwat1234 , December 14, 2011 10:10 PM
    When will they come out with a Diesel version? I want more torque at low RPM..
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    joytech22 , December 14, 2011 11:03 PM
    500GB for under $1000?
    What is this madness?!

    About time actually.. :p 
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    Anonymous , December 14, 2011 11:20 PM
    Crucial M4: 256Gb = $379 and 512Gb = $736 on Newegg. And higher reliability!
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    bildo123 , December 14, 2011 11:27 PM
    dalethepcmanCorsair force 3 60GB : $105OCZ Agiltiy 3 60GB : $110If its 30% cheaper, then there must be an additional 30% markup somewhere along the supply chain.


    I was gonna say...I can get a Crucial M4 512GB SSD that's faster and cheaper...doesn't make sense.
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    blazorthon , December 14, 2011 11:44 PM
    OCZ is trying to pull one a stunt on it's customers. Hey OCZ, Your not Apple!!! I don't think you have legions of people willing to pay for hardware that is overpriced for it's performance. I didn't come here to flame but after reading this you leave me little choice to protest in the cheapest, laziest, and quickest way I can think of.
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    theuniquegamer , December 15, 2011 1:38 AM
    Why anyone need this petrol series ssd at such high price ? The agility 3 series ssd are priced much lower than these and performance is better than these ssds. If production cost is 30% cheaper then make its price atleast 25% cheaper than the agility 3 series then people may buy it
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    JohnnyLucky , December 15, 2011 2:58 AM
    OCZ has released so many different models it is getting ridiculous.
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