OCZ Unveils Summit Series SATA II 2.5” SSDs
Expanding its footprint in the SSD arena, OCZ today unveiled its new Summit Series of 2.5” SSDs. The manufacturer claims that these highly anticipated drives meet the most intensive demands of business professionals, enthusiasts, and entry-level enterprise applications.
OCZ is already known for its ultra-high performance memory products and is considered a forerunner in the SSD race. The release of its Summit Series SATA II 2.5” SSDs further expands its leadership position. According to the manufacturer, the new line of SSDs is aimed at meeting requirements of both high-end gamers and professional desktop and notebook users.
Alex Mei, CMO of the OCZ Technology group said, “OCZ’s SSD line-up offers drives for the complete spectrum of applications, and the new Summit SSD’s cater to both enthusiast level consumer and enterprise customers.” Claiming that these drives deliver the best of both worlds through their cutting-edge technology combined with unparalleled reliability, he added, “Making use of premium flash and a large 128MB cache, the Summit SSD delivers a combination of high speed, excellent compatibility, and superior reliability in mobile, workstation, and entry-level enterprise computing applications.”
Featuring high-quality flash chips encased in a durable 2.5” aluminium casing, the Summit Series SSDs offer read and write speeds of up to 220MB/s and 200MB/s respectively, putting them at the higher end of the speed spectrum. The 128MB of onboard cache also ensures 'stutter-free' operation, an issue that has plagued many of the original SSD's from various manufacturers.
OCZ has launched the drives in 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB configurations. All drives are backed by OCZ’s standard 2-year warranty. Pricing details and availability though, have not been confirmed.