OCZ unveils Petrol Series of SSDs

New entry level SSD to offer capacities of up to 512GB with 250MB/s write and 370MB/s read

California-based hardware manufacturer OCZ has announced a new lineup of entry level SATA 3 SSDs known as Petrol.

Alongside its previously revealed Octane Series, the 2.5-inch Petrol Series will be one of the first SSDs from OCZ to use controllers from Indilinx Everest. According to OCZ, the Petrol SSDs will have a bandwidth of up to 400MB/s, 35000 IOPS and access times of 0.06ms.

Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability,” said OCZ CEO Ryan Petersen in the press release.

The Petrol Series will be available in the coming weeks in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB drives with a 3-year warranty. According to Tom’s Hardware, the models are currently being listed for $113, $187, $396 and $803, respectively, but final prices are subject to change.

See table below from TheSSDReview for more details on the new Petrol Series.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-12-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.