Agility 4 SSDs Deliver an Excellent Combinatio​n of SATA 6Gbps Speed, I/O Performanc​e, and Endurance for Value-Cons​cious Consumers

New Delhi, OCZ Technology Group, Inc.(Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs)for computing devices and systems, launches its new Agility 4 SSD series thatdelivers an ideal balance of 6Gbps SATA III interface speed, exceptionalinput/output operations per second (IOPS) performance, and enterprise-gradeendurance and reliability all in a value-oriented SSD. Utilizing OCZ’scutting-edge Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform (first introduced in theflagship Vertex 4 SSD series), Agility 4 SSDs offer a cost-effectivealternative to other SATA III SSD solutions in the market making them ideal formainstream entertainment, gaming, and mobile storage applications.

Powered by its Everest 2 controller platform, the Agility 4 excels inreal-world compressible and incompressible workload performance. The seriesconsistently delivers transfer rates of up to 400MB/s, and up to 85,000 randomwrite IOPS.

In comparison to first generation Everest controller platform, thetransactional performance of Everest 2 doubled under typical use casescenarios. Leveraging an industry-leading feature-set, the Agility 4 SSD seriesoffers superior endurance and reliability without the need for internal datacompression (that typically leads to decreased performance of ubiquitous filestypes). The dual core controller architecture also includes an advanced errorcorrection code (ECC) engine, dynamic wear-leveling, auto encryption, andIndilinx Ndurance™ 2.0 technology that addresses and overcomes specificshortcomings of NAND flash memory to extend flash life well beyond themanufacturer’s rated program and erase cycle specifications.

“For mainstream storage applications, there is no product better suited in theindustry than our Agility 4 SSDs, providing the ultimate in access speed,application performance, endurance and reliability, at price points that mostcost-conscious users will find appealing,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZTechnology. “As mobile users and applications continue to grow, adding tothe deluge of data being generated on a daily basis, our Agility 4 SSD seriesprovide great IOPS performance at a reasonable price enabling the userexperience to be heightened especially for video streaming, music, photos,gaming, and online transaction processing (OLTP).”

With the incredible responsiveness and reliability benefits that OCZ SSDs offerover traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), the Agility 4 is ideal for mobile anddesktop users seeking exceptional speed and endurance at an exceptional costper gigabyte. Available in a boot-drive sized 64GB model, up to 512GB capacityfor mass storage, Agility 4 SSD solutions are backed by a 3-year warranty andwill be available through OCZ’s global channel.

Pricing & Availability

TheAgility 4 SSD will be available in 64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB capacities throughOCZ’s authorised distributors across India. OCZ Agility 4 SSDs are priced asfollows:

SKU                                                                  Price  (INRs)

Agility 4    SATA III 64 GB                               8250

Agility 4     SATA III 128 GB                             12650

Agility 4     SATA III 256 GB                              19990

Agility 4    SATA III 512 GB                               34449

Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is aglobal leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution ofhigh-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer components.Offering the industry’s widest range of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ featuresSSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) toaddress HDD replacement, SAN acceleration, server and storage virtualization,cloud computing, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) opportunities. Havingdeveloped firmware and controller platforms to virtualization and enduranceextending technologies, the company delivers vertically integrated,customizable solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital datais captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged across a wide range ofclient and enterprise applications. For more information, please visit: