December 13th, 2011 by Brian Beeler
OCZ Petrol SSD Announced
OCZ Technology has released their second branded SSD based on the Indilinx Everest platform. The OCZ Petrol SSD family features a SATA 6Gb/s interface and read speeds of up to 400 MB/s. The consumer appeal to the Petrol however is price, OCZ is offering the drives in 64GB to 512GB capacities with suggested pricing of $89.99 (64GB), $149.99 (128GB), $339.99 (256GB) and $649.99 (512GB).
By using their currently in-house Indilinx processor, OCZ is able to further leverage their Everest-platform at price-sensitive consumers with the Petrol SSD. Equipped with asynchronous NAND, the Petrol features the same processor inside the just-released Octane SSD, but instead of faster synchronous NAND OCZ is going with a lower cost alternative. A good comparison would be like comparing the SandForce-powered Agility 3 to the Vertex 3, which is classified by which NAND utilizes. This is especially important with hard drive shortages rising costs of platter drives, as OCZ knows it needs to offer strong $/GB pricing to sway consumer's minds to switch to flash storage instead.
OCZ Petrol SSD Specs
- Indilinx Everest platform
- SATA 6Gb/s interface
- 400MB/s reads
- 35,000 IOPS
- Access speeds as low as 0.06ms
- 64GB - PTL1-25SAT3-64G
- 128GB - PTL1-25SAT3-128G
- 256GB - PTL1-25SAT3-256G
- 512GB - PTL1-25SAT3-512G
The OCZ Petrol SSDs will be available in capacities ranging from 64GB-512GB in the next few weeks.
Update - OCZ Petrol Review Posted