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FiXT March 10, 2010 11:20 AM

OCZ Launching Value Oriented Onyx SSD
OCZ today unveiled the OCZ Onyx SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, an ultra-affordable MultiLevel Cell (MLC)-based solid state storage solution designed for consumers looking to take advantage of flash-based storage technology. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient SSD, the Onyx deli... [ Read full article ]

Iphikratous March 10, 2010 01:37 PM

Interesting. How this would compare against the Solid 2 is what I'm wondering. Hopefully this will actually be a good-"budget" ssd.

mr_plow_king March 10, 2010 02:19 PM

What's the controller on this thing ? jMicron ? Indilinx ? Samsung ?

tri5cui7 March 10, 2010 02:28 PM

I love value, I too am interested in what controller it uses. I'm more excited about the review though!:biggrin:

AkG March 10, 2010 02:31 PM

It uses a Indinlix "Amigos" controller. So it has ITGC and TRIM.
IIRC (and I may be way off base) its Indi's low end controller. Meant to compete in the "value orientated" range. Saw a product description the other day that said it supported "up to" 64GB of MLC NAND. ;)

gingerbee March 10, 2010 03:16 PM

buy a solid 2 is what i would do 125mb read is real slow for an ssd. jmo it really depends on what the starting price is if it's 100$ then for get the solid 2 is only 20 bucks more. jmo

Unregistered March 10, 2010 03:25 PM

$99 for 32gb is $3/gb for an inferior controller. The spin doctors working overtime.

DkRk March 10, 2010 05:28 PM

Seems a bit strange when folks are picking up 30GB Vertex's for similar prices, albeit with rebates. I suppose OCZ does have to have this pricepoint covered in the face of increasing competition, though.

matsta31 March 10, 2010 07:55 PM

unless they make the vertex 30GB EOL, this is fail in my mind.

KeepSix March 11, 2010 05:45 AM

I'm waiting for the 1TB models @ $99 *ouch!* HEY! Quit throwing stuff at me ...


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