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OCZ announced the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Series. These new enthusiast-class SSDs incorporate a new controller design that delivers better performance across the board. The higher-end Vertex 2 features transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write and 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS. For cost-conscious consumers, the Agility 2 provides identical read/write rates and 4KB random writes up to 10,000 IOPS. The new drives will begin shipping in the next few weeks in capacities of 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB.

OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Solid State Drives

Company Unveils Cutting-Edge 2.5-Inch Solid State Drives for the Consumer Market

SAN JOSE, CA—April 8, 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), today unveiled the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Series. These are new enthusiast-class SSDs designed for consumers who are seeking unprecedented speed and reliability with the goal of enhancing both their daily computing experience and long-term productivity.

“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.”

Building on the features that distinguished their highly acclaimed predecessors, the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 incorporate a cutting-edge new controller design that delivers superior performance across the board. As the higher-end option, the Vertex 2 excels in 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS and features transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. For the value-conscious enthusiast, Agility 2 provides similar performance at a lower price point and delivers identical read/write rates and 4KB random writes up to 10,000 IOPS.

OCZ Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs not only provide a faster, more responsive PC experience, but also promote cooler, quieter and more energy-efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the drives easily integrate into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. Available in 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities*, Vertex 2 and Agility 2 will begin shipping in the next few weeks through OCZ’s extensive global channel. Both series come backed by a three-year warranty and OCZ’s dedicated technical support for ultimate peace of mind.

For more information on the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Series, please visit our product pages here.

Here we go folks already up to 400GB capacity, it is this reason I would not buy the new Veloci Raptor. They already smoke a spinning drive and they are constantly improving the controller and TRIM support. OCZ to my surprise has been at the fore front of the whole SSD movement. Wonder what the Agility series will cost as they say performance is on par with the much more expensive Vertex series?


Soon enough we will have cheap high capacity SSD so there is no point in upgrading a HDD unless you really want to right now 🙂. But then again we would have to wait for prices to drop too before a majority of us chooses to buy one 🙂.


Yep again I would go with a 1TB Caviar Black and pair it up with say a 80GB SSD like the one HH and iBuyPower is giving away. BTW I wonder if that is a Caviar Black they have in there although it does not matter as all your speed will come from the SSD the 1TB is simply for storage.


agree wit la guy 400GB is gona rock the ssd market with its 600gb ssd


Yeah Newegg is having a big sale on old drives just like we were talking about a couple months ago. I new they would, I am sure most of you already got the SSD sale e-mails. The thing with it all is that is so readable is the upgrade path especially for OCZ has been monthly it seems. That means any large retailer of computer equipment such as Newegg has ton's of these in all different models in many cases by each manufacturer. With new drives dropping on top of ongoing sales that will drive prices DOWN. I think SSD's will be more affordable in general by next Christmas across the board because of it.

As for your statement la_guy that is kind of what I have thanks to the contest I won with adjustments. My old hard drives are a pair of 750Gb 32meg cache drives one is a WD Black the other is a Samsung Spinpoint there performance is matching as far as I can tell even on benchmarks there exact with each other. Then the PC I won has the 60Gb ssd in it which is my OS drive, everything else goes on the mechanical drives, OS and office etc programs go on the SSD.

My SSD is not top of the line like these, but it does pull about 200 which is faster than even the Velociraptor considerably.


You got it rapid1 you got a sweet set up bro!!!!! 60GB SSD is plenty for your OS and other programs also as you mentioned no mechanical drive can touch it. I believe Windows 7 64 bit requires 20GB free space so that would leave you with 35 GB or so after formatting. We as hardware enthusiasts can never have enough storage but that is a nice cushion. Just put everything else like you said on the other drives.


I'm eying that 50gb version. If it is anything like their other SSDs, they should have a pretty good price tag with a mail-in rebate to make it a tiny bit more affordable.

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I'm majorly impressed with the rate that SSDs are improving, but that's ultimately what's keeping me from going for one.

At this rate, if I bought an 80GB SSD, 6 months from now 80GB would be faster and half the price.

I eagerly await stabilization in the SSD market, but then again, they already destroy mechanical drives.


That is the tech world for you. It will always be moving fast. Got to jump in sometime.


OCZ has really made a good name for themselves. I know I sure use them often.

Yet when it comes to hard drives I always tend to go with the biggest and cheapest solutions for the previous year. I guess its because of a fear of getting burned again. Think of all those people who paid an outrageous price for the 20GB SSD when they came out. And now they will be available in 500GB sizes at the same price or less.

I have really been looking forward to getting one of these, just for the speed and stability. Now lets see if we can get the 500GB one at less than a Buckfiddy! :P

I look forward to never having to hear a hard drive spin up again, just like the day I never had to hear the Modem screeching :)