OCZ Endeavors to Bring Affordable SSDs

Digitimes reports that at aside from it’s new 3.5-inch Colossus SSD, OCZ is also exhibiting a lineup of what is says competitively priced SSDs in Taipei. Among these is the company’s Vertex series (250 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write), now costing about US$3.42/GB, along with its new Summit SSD (220 MB/s read/write, 128MB onboard cache) aimed at high-end gaming, professional desktops and notebooks, and small-scale server PCs.

According to Fudzilla OCZ also quietly updated its site yesterday to include a new series which will apparently be a performance part for the mainstream segment of the market in 30 GB, 60 GB and 120 GB capacities. No pricing yet but the affordability of the line is going to be its big selling point.

How many of you currently own an SSD and how much did you pay for it? Let us know!

  • mlcloud
    The Intel-m series are priced at about $4/GB so $3.42 is a pleasant drop if we're going to be guaranteed similar performance to the SSD that's been outperforming everything else on the market.
  • erigolhuhu
    I don't yet but I am looking forward to add a Vertex in my ASUS G71G-Q2 !
  • noobinberg
    I can't see the justification in price....gaming doesn't require anything faster that a velociraptor and the price/size differences aren't making ssd's very attractive yet.
  • benfea
    JMicron controllers are bad, mmmkay?
  • AdamB5000
    I hope that all companies will endeavor to bring us affordable SSDs.
  • welah
    Good, that really should be the manufacturer's focus. They've all been so focused on speed and efficiency for selling points, but they can't completely eclipse a really great HDD without astronomical prices.

    Meanwhile many of us laptop owners would be happy with a relatively slow but shock-proof and silent SSD that's neither unaffordable nor incapacious.
  • krazyderek
    Work paid $350cdn for my intel x25-m for my workstation, absolutely love it:)
  • twanto
    I got a great deal on a 60GB OCZ Vertex for $170. I'm pretty pleased with it.
  • haze4peace
    Soon... Soon an SSD will be mine! Next build, I'm pumped!
  • eddieroolz
    Man, if I can get a 250GB SSD for $150 then I'll jump straight to it.

    I guess I gotta give the industry a few more years eh..