Introduction to the OCZ Solid 2 60GB Solid State Drive
OCZ has of late had been making SSD development one of the first priorities. This truly evident by the number of models they currently in development. Visiting their site you can see this first hand. But if you are too lazy to do that right now let me tell you there are nine different models spreading over four different categories which would ne value, mainstream, performance and enterprises.
One would wonder why manufacturer so many different models? That question can have a vast number of answers. We came to the conclusion that affordability, performance and capability are three very justified reasons to do this. We all want speed when it comes to building our dream rigs but a lot of times the dollars are just not available to us to buy the fast like for instance the OCZ Vertex Turbo. So, we have to settle for less like in the case of the OCZ Solid 2.
Guaranteed you are not getting less in quality but performance. But is the number so different to not consider either. Well we have to the Solid 2 in house today to ready it s run on the test bench. The Solid 2 comes in three different sizes: 30GB, 60GB and 120GB. Each of which consist of the Indilinx Barefoot. Each has its own specifications when it comes to read and write performance. And in the case of the 60GB model we are looking at today has 200/120MBs respectively. And yes it supports TRIM.
OCZ take on the OCZ Solid 2 60GB SSD
For users looking to upgrade their laptops or configure a cost effective RAID array in their home or office desktop PC, the OCZ Solid 2 Series is an excellent starting point into the world of SSDs. This line provides the best of both worlds —the performance and advantages of solid-state technology at an incredible value. Based on the proven Indilinx controller, the Solid 2 delivers an enhanced computing experience with faster application loading, snappier data access, shorter boot-ups, and longer battery life. Solid 2 SSDs feature HDD-dominating access times, 64MB of onboard cache, and TRIM support to keep the drives at peak performance.
OCZ Solid 2 drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than conventional hard drives. Available in ample storage capacities of 60(64)GB and 120(128)GB, Solid 2 meets the needs of users looking for a quality hard drive replacement.
Designed for ultimate reliability, Solid 2 Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time between failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. OCZ also offers a leading 3-year warranty and award-winning technical support with the Solid 2 Series, making SSDs a more viable upgrade for cautious users requiring ultimate levels of customer service.