OCZ Launches Its $100 Onyx SSDs

"OCZ today announced the launch of its new Onyx series SSDs, which it claims delivers performance and exceptional value to customers."

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Storage devices and memory modules manufacturer OCZ today announced the launch of its new Onyx series SSDs, which it claims delivers performance and exceptional value to customers. According to the official release, the new drives are part of OCZ’s efforts to make SSDs affordable to the end-user.

The SSD market has been rocking in the last month or two, with new devices being introduced by almost all vendors. However, prices of SSDs are still way above the affordability line for most users. The new Onyx SSDs from OCZ are supposed to change that.

The 2.5” SATA II drives are based on OCZ’s multi-level cell (MLC) architecture and feature the Indilinx Amigos controller. An on-board 64MB cache allows the Onyx SSDs to deliver read and write speeds of 125MBps and 70MBps respectively. A 3.0Gbps interface and TRIM support in Windows 7 complete the specifications for the drives.

In terms of pricing, the 32GB version of the Onyx, which is the only model introduced, sports an aggressive price tag of $100. This is substantially lower than similarly sized SSDs currently available in the market, though nowhere close to the pricing of traditional HDDs. Already available with retailers, the Onyx drives come with OCZ’s standard 3-year warranty.

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23-02-2010, 07:37:20

The DLC brings several updates for the multiplayer mode of the BioShock game sequel.

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23-02-2010, 16:14:15

Remember when you used to buy games and that's what you got? Rather than this whole "let's code an entire game then follow the Bioware theory and lock out tons of it and charge you for stuff you've already brought".

How it works on PCs I never understand either. Let's look at Dragons Age. Within a few weeks some great addon content existed and these days it's modded within an inch of its life.

For free.

23-02-2010, 17:11:51

i remember when pc gamers got this crap free too...

25-02-2010, 10:43:06

I remember where games were about being fun and challenging, these days...still fun, less challenging for a causal audience but high increase of being addictive and dragging you in for god knows how many hours and you just want more and more with no regards to the cost hence paid DLC.

Though as it always goes, they are a business and profit is their goal.

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