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OCZ slips out Solid Series budget SSDs

updated 11:50 am EST, Thu November 6, 2008

OCZ Solid Series SSDs

OCZ this morning has quietly launched the Solid Series, a newer low-cost alternative to normally expensive solid-state drives. The new 2.5-inch, SATA II drive uses a frugal black casing and comes in relatively small capacities but is still claimed to have performance well above that of equal-size notebook drives: reads peak at 155MB per second, while writes are quicker than Intel's mainstream drives at 90MB per second. The PC accessory maker also claims that the Solid line consumes half as much power as a rotating hard disk.

Each of the drives comes with a rare mini-USB port to let OCZ offer firmware upgrades as it discovers optimization tricks. The Solid range comes in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB capacities but hasn't yet been given pricing; it sits below the Core Series V2 in terms of performance and so should theoretically cost less than its faster predecessors.



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  1. beepy

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    Low-cost means?

    Dear mnm media,

    Please put pricing on the story summaries. If that's not possible, please put it in the stories themselves. If that's not possible, please note that "pricing information was not available."

    This story is about a "newer low-cost alternative to normally expensive solid-state drives" -- the cost being the news-worthy aspect of the product -- but never mentions what that cost is.

  1. jondesu

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    Read a bit more

    Read a bit more carefully. The last sentence answers your question:

    "The Solid range comes in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB capacities but hasn't yet been given pricing; it sits below the Core Series V2 in terms of performance and so should theoretically cost less than its faster predecessors."

  1. beepy

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    Then Where's the Story?

    Right you are. I amend my criticism to say that heart of this story is buried. The lead is that there's company claiming they have a "new low-cost alternative." The heart is that the company doesn't say what that means.

    If "budget" is in the story title, then the price of the product is an important detail.

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