We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let’s jump in!
OCZ Storage Solutions today announced its new ARC 100 SATA III SSD Series developed to deliver exceptional performance at an enticing price point. The introduction of the ARC 100 Series addresses the needs of our customers and is priced competitively to make adoption of cutting-edge SSD technology easier than ever for value and mainstream users, and underscores OCZ’s commitment to meet the entire gamut of market needs with the broadest solid state solutions portfolio in the industry.
Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions have not officially announced the ARC 100 solid state drive, but it has shown up for pre-order on Amazon.com and Scan.co.uk. According to the listing the ARC 100 will come in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities.
2013 was another rough year for OCZ, they went bankrupt and their assets were sold off to Toshiba. We were not sure if we would ever see the OCZ name again, but it looks like OCZ is not going anywhere. With such a popular name know for great performance Toshiba is keeping OCZ around and their first product for 2014 is the Vertex 460 solid state drive. We happen to be taking a look at the 240GB version today. The Vertex 460 features the same Barefoot 3 M10 controller as we saw in the Vertex 450 drive, but has new Toshiba 19nm MLC toggle mode NAND. Now that Toshiba owns OCZ and is loading drives with their own flash this is going to bring costs down for the consumer. The Vertex 460 also really focuses on mixed workload and sustained performance. Will the Vertex 460 start off the year right for OCZ? Read on as we find out!
Toshiba Corporation, a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, today announced that the Company has finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately, the Group company will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.
As many of you known OCZ’s assets were acquired by Toshiba. With that we were unsure if the OCZ name would stay around, but Toshiba is keeping OCZ around. To start off 2014 OCZ will be launching the Vertex 460 2.5-inch solid state drive very soon.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that the Company has signed an asset purchase agreement with Toshiba Corporation, a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, to acquire substantially all of OCZ’s assets in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for $35M.
Toshiba Corp. on Monday lifted the curtains off the industry’s highest-performing hard disk drive in 2.5”/7mm form-factor. The new series from Toshiba i.e. MQ01ACF drives, offer up to 500GB capacity and boast with 7200 RPM spindle speed.
We have seen slim external drives, and now Toshiba is giving us an opportunity to view Toshiba’s Canvio Slim II. The first generation hard drive by Toshiba was launched last year followed by the launch of Canvio Slim offering as much as 1TB on internal storage space and only measures up to 12.5mm in thickness. It’s definitely the smallest and thinnest external hard drive available currently in the market supporting both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.
It seems like Toshiba has its own charm by doing it three times. Earlier it was the “thrive” series and then coming up a bit short with it’s the “Excite” line. The company has completely replaced it with three new models which include Excite pure, Excite pro and Excite Write sharing almost the same body and dimensions.
Jan 27, 2015 0