OCZ Technology Signs SED International to Distribute Consumer-Based Solid-State Drives in Latin America and the Caribbean

  OCZ Technology Signs SED International to Distribute Consumer-Based
  Solid-State Drives in Latin America and the Caribbean

 Supported Portfolio Includes OCZ’s Vector, Vertex, Agility and RevoDrive SSD
                               Series Products

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SAN JOSE, Calif. & LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- December 05, 2012

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems,
today announced that SED International (Amex: SED), an established
multinational distributor of leading computer technology products, is now
authorized to distribute OCZ’s complete line of consumer-based SSDs in Latin
America and the Caribbean. This includes OCZ’s popular SATA-based Vertex and
Agility SSD Series, the PCIe-based RevoDrive SSD Series, and the recently
announced Vector SSD Series featuring OCZ’s new Barefoot 3 controller that
delivers advanced I/O performance and enhanced endurance for personal
computing environments.

The distribution agreement with OCZ represents SED International’s first SSD
brand for the Latin American region providing an alternative storage
technology to hard disk drives (HDDs) given today’s performance disparity
between servers and HDDs. As data traffic continues to exponentially increase,
the mechanical and physical limitations of HDDs result in system bottlenecks
that compromise the end user experience necessitating the need for faster,
more reliable storage solutions.

“As one of the first major providers of solid-state drives with a rich history
of technological innovations, OCZ became our SSD vendor of choice as they
offer a well-rounded consumer portfolio focused on high-performance, improved
reliability and greater affordability,” said Ronell Rivera, Senior Vice
President-Latin America for SED International. “We are very pleased to partner
with OCZ as a key strategic distributor in the region and with a rich
line-card that extends to high-performance enterprise applications, enables
the partnership to grow into other areas of the data center.”

“We are pleased to build upon our distribution strategy in Latin America and
the Caribbean with such a high-profile and customer-oriented value-added
distributor as SED International,” said E. Zeke Olazaba, Director of
Sales-Latin America for OCZ Technology. “The combination of our reseller
programs, coupled with extensive service and support and a comprehensive
product line-up, will help SED expand its storage solutions presence in a
burgeoning region.”

As a result of today’s distribution agreement, OCZ is poised to increase its
market penetration in a growth area with a leading distribution partner.

About SED International Holdings, Inc.

Founded in 1980, SED International Holdings, Inc. is a multinational,
preferred distributor of leading computer technology, consumer electronics,
and small appliance products. The company also offers custom-tailored supply
chain management services ideally suited to meet the priorities and
distribution requirements of the e-commerce, Business-to-Business and
Business-to-Consumer markets. Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia with
business operations in California; Florida; Georgia; New Jersey; Texas;
Bogota, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, SED serves a customer base of
over 10,000 channel partners and retailers in the United States, Latin
America, and Caribbean. To learn more, please visit www.SEDonline.com; or
follow us on Twitter @SEDIntl.

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

Certain statements in this release relate 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

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respective owners.


SED International Holdings, Inc.
Chris Joe, 770-243-1200
Interim Chief Financial Officer
OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin, 408-440-3484
Director of Marketing Communications
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott, 408-440-3428
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
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