OCZ intros Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Solid State Drives

OCZ Vertex 2

OCZ outs yet another alternative for HDDs in the form of the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (SSD) Series. Designed for users seeking unparalleled speed and reliability, they claim to enhance daily computing and productivity.

OCZ’s Vertex 2 and Agility 2 are said to build on the company renowned predecessors and incorporate new controller design to help deliver superior performance. The vertex 2 serves as a higher-end option, offering 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS and provides transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. On the other hand, Agility 2 is said to make an apt option for value-conscious enthusiasts, offering similar performance at a lower price. It offers read/write rates and 4KB random writes up to 10,000 IOPS.

“OCZ’s original Vertex Series of solid state drives have become a top seller due to the product’s exceptional performance and reliability,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The new Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD lines continue that tradition by incorporating the latest controller and firmware technology. They are an excellent solution for customers who are looking for improved transfer rates and best-in-class input/output per second (IOPS) for a wide range of uses, ranging from entertainment to workstation and tier 2 storage applications. Additionally, this new product line highlights our continuing determination to be the market leader in the high reliability memory and flash-based storage market.”

OCZ Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs are said to offer much faster and responsive PC experience and also promote cooler, quieter and energy-efficient conditions on comparing with the traditional mechanical hard drives. The drives have been built with SATA 3Gb/s and integrate into the mobile and desktop platform available these days and also feature TRIM support for Windows 7.

Backed by a three-year warranty and OCZ’s dedicated technical support, users can pick among 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB storage capacities. The Vertex 2 and Agility 2 will start shipping in the next few weeks through OCZ’s extensive global channel.