High-Performance SSD To Provide Exceptional Speed and Reliability across a wide range of Applications
SAN JOSE, CA-February 18, 2010-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB:OCZT), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), has unveiled the Company’s highly anticipated Vertex Limited Edition (LE). Based on the Company’s cutting-edge new architecture, OCZ’s Vertex LE is the epitome of innovation for power users seeking to integrate a new class of SSD in their Windows-based systems. For early adopters, a Vertex E drive can take a high-end computing experience to the next level. OCZ will offer Vertex LE through its extensive network of distribution partners over the next few weeks.
“OCZ has an excellent reputation as a leader in solid state drives, and asnew technologies become available, we are continually expanding our solution portfolio to bring enhanced performance benefits to the complete spectrum of our client’s applications,” commented Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The new Vertex Limited Edition SSD is our fastest, multi-level cell (MLC), performance-based drive yet and delivers both exceptional speed and reliability for customers demanding a superior storage solution including intensive applications such as audio/video editing, mobile computing and even use in workstations.” As a follow-up to the acclaimed Vertex Series, this Limited Edition series is designed to please even the most demanding enthusiasts. The Vertex LE elivers unparalleled transfer rates at up to 270MB/s read and 250MB/s write speeds and reaches 15,000 IOPS (4K random write), promoting excellent
throughput and ultra-responsive performance. The Vertex LE makes use of the latest controller technology nd is the ultimate upgrade from hard drives or older solid state drives for consumers who want he fastest SSD available.
The Vertex Limited Edition is designed to push the envelope in storage technology for those who place a premium on speed, reliability and efficiency, but demand the affordability of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash emory. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex LE Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan. While the Vertex LE line will only be available for a brief time in 100GB and 200GB capacities, like all OCZ SSDs it comes acked with a 3-year warranty and renowned support and service for the ultimate peace of mind.
About OCZ Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (“OCZ”) has
built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a dominant player in
the manufacturing and distribution of solid state drives (SSDs), a
disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating
magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, run
cooler, and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority
of computers today. With the industry shifting from HDDs to SSDs, OCZ is
well positioned to be a leader in this space. In addition to SSD technology,
OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and
systems, including enterprise class power management products as well
leading edge computer gaming solutions. With over three hundred customers in
thirty countries, OCZ is supported by approximately two hundred ninety
employees and has offices in San Jose, San Diego, Canada, Holland, and a
manufacturing and logistics center in Taiwan. For more information, please
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in general economic conditions; (ii) adverse change in the industries OCZ
serves including without limitation computer manufacturing, retailers and
etailers, information storage, internet search and content providers and
computer system integrators; (iii) OCZ’s ability to manage material,
including integrated circuit chip costs, and freight costs; (iv) OCZ’s
ability to generate cash from operations, secure external funding for its
operations and manage its liquidity needs; (v) material adverse change in
customers’ access to liquidity and capital; (vi) currency exchange or
interest rates changes; (vii) market acceptance of the company’s products;
(viii) significant changes in the competitive environment; (ix) changes in
law, regulations and tax rates; and (x) other general economic, business and
financing conditions and factors described in more detail in “Item 1A – Risk
Factors” in Part II of our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on January 14, 2010
for the 3rd quarter 2010. The filing is available on our website at
www.ocztechnology.com. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking
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