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OCZ Improves Core SSD Range Capacity And Performance

Memory Specialist and SSD maker OCZ has announced that it has upgraded its Core Series Solid State disks only a few weeks after the original Core devices were announced.

The California-based tech firm says the new versions will be available in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB sizes offering read and write speeds of 170Mbps and 98Mbps respectively; at this rate, it will only be a matter of time until the TB barrier is smashed by Solid State Devices.

Read and write speeds have been improved markedly and so has been the seek time which has been trimmed to 200ns.

One new feature on Core v2 is the addition of a mini-USB port which will allow the devices' firmware to be updated easily.

The previous OCZ Core devices dragged prices down to an all time low, with 128GB models costing USD 479, but no prices have been announced for the new versions.

The RAID-capable Core SSD will also benefit from a two year warranty with a mean time before failure estimated at 1.5 million hours.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.