OCZ Launches Vector SSD Series and Proprietary Barefoot 3

OCZ Launches Vector SSD Series and Proprietary Barefoot 3 Controller
Delivering a Superior High Performance Storage Experience 
Groundbreaking Barefoot 3-Based Vector SSDs Deliver Enhanced
Sustained Performance and Endurance for High Performance Computing
Environments 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today
announced the availability of its new SATA III-based Vector SSD
Series featuring the company's next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3
controller. OCZ's worldwide technology hardware and firmware teams
developed the new controller silicon and firmware completely in-house
to enable full design control over the Vector SSD Series roadmap,
while delivering exceptional I/O performance, enhanced reliability
and endurance, and a host of differentiated features to empower high
performance laptops, desktops, and workstations with superior storage
capabilities. 
OCZ Vector SSDs provide exceptional input/output operations per
second (IOPS) performance and the cutting-edge Barefoot 3 controller
consistently delivers superior sustained performance over time
regardless of whether the data streams are in compressed or
uncompressed formats. As a result, this groundbreaking SSD series
provides faster file transfers and boot-ups, and a quicker, more
responsive storage experience. 
"The development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller architecture
is a crowning achievement in our company's history, being our first
controller silicon and firmware completely designed in-house from
start to finish using all of the OCZ technology development teams,"
said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "These are the first SSD
products delivered under the new OCZ and leverages cutting-edge
controller technology to deliver a groundbreaking level of sustained
performance and reliability for customers seeking a superior SSD for
their high performance computing applications."  
The Vector SSD Series is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB
capacities, and delivers read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, write
bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s, random read performance of up to 100,000
IOPS. The Vector's ultra-slim, 7mm sleek alloy housing supports a
wide spectrum of computers including the latest thin form factor
notebooks, and each Vector SSD is also bundled with a 3.5-inch
desktop adapter bracket and Acronis(R) True Image(TM) cloning
software to enable quick and easy data transfer from legacy hard disk
drive (HDD) storage to high performance Vector SSD storage. 
Endurance was a major priority in the design of the Vector Series,
and the highly intelligent Barefoot 3 controller includes an advanced
suite of flash management tools that can analyze and dynamically
adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear or
process geometries get smaller. In this way, the Barefoot 3
controller overcomes the shortcomings associated with MLC NAND flash
memory and is specified to deliver 20GB host writes per day for 5
years. This 5-year warranty ensures that Vector SSDs can be reliably
used in a wide range of high performance computing environments over
an extended lifetime.  
About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
 Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is a global leader in the design,
manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance solid-state
storage solutions and premium computer components. Offering a
complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ provides SSDs in
a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to
address a wide range of client and enterprise applications. Having
developed firmware and controller platforms, to virtualization and
endurance extending technologies, the company delivers vertically
integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how
digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by
customers. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com. 
Forward Looking Statements
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to future events and expectations and as such constitute
forward-looking statements involving known and unknown factors that
may cause actual results of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be
different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking
statements. In this context, words such as "will," "would," "expect,"
"anticipate," "should" or other similar words and phrases often
identify forward-looking statements made on behalf of OCZ. It is
important to note that actual results of OCZ may differ materially
from those described or implied in such forward-looking statements
based on a number of factors and uncertainties, including, but not
limited to, market acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to
continually develop enhanced products; adverse changes both in the
general macro-economic environment as well as in the industries OCZ
serves, including computer manufacturing, traditional and online
retailers, information storage, internet search and content providers
and computer system integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage
material and inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and
freight costs; and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations,
secure external funding for its operations and manage its liquidity
needs. Other general economic, business and financing conditions and
factors are described in more detail in "Item 1A -- Risk Factors" in
Part I in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May
14, 2012, and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filing
is available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at
www.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its
forward-looking statements. 
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their respective owners. 
OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications - Enterprise
(408) 440-3484
sharlin@ocztechnology.com 
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
bmott@ocztechnology.com 
 
 
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