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OCZ Announces Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs

As fast as SSDs already are, they are getting even faster. Today OCZ unveiled the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5-inch series that are faster than their predecessors.

"OCZ's original Vertex Series of solid state drives have become a top seller due to the product's exceptional performance and reliability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "The new Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD lines continue that tradition by incorporating the latest controller and firmware technology."

The Vertex 2 and Agility 2 incorporate a new controller design from SandForce – one of the best solutions in the market right now. As the higher-end option, the Vertex 2 excels in 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS and features transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. For the value-conscious enthusiast, Agility 2 provides similar performance at a lower price point and delivers identical read/write rates and 4KB random writes up to 10,000 IOPS.

Built with SATA 3Gb/s, both drives feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems and will be available in 50GB, 100GB, 200GB capacities when they shipping in the next few weeks. The 400GB will become available at a later date.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.