updated 09:35 am EDT, Wed April 8, 2009
OCZ Vertex SSD Mac Edition
OCZ has swung its attention towards Macs by launching storage and memory specifically geared towards iMacs, MacBooks and Mac minis. The Vertex Series Mac Edition is specifically validated in Apple's testing centers to work in the MacBook and MacBook Pro and provides much faster speeds than the stock rotating hard disks, reading data at 240MB per second and writing it at up to 170MB per second (100MB sustained). OCZ vows not only faster load times but also the improved battery life and impact resistance inherent to most SSDs.
The drives come in the same 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB capacities as regular Vertex models and should be available soon, though any pricing differences between the Mac Edition and regular models aren't made clear, nor are whether the drives will be pre-formatted for HFS+ or support firmware updates through Mac OS X.
OCZ's memory kits come in the form of DDR2-667 and DDR3-1066 versions intended both for older (with DDR2) and current-generation (DDR3) Macs. Both are again tested in Apple labs; bundles come designed with Apple's normal configurations in mind and will be available in either individual 2GB sticks or 2x2GB bundles. Prices and exact availability aren't mentioned.