OCZ Technology and Accusys Inc. Extend Partnership With New SSD Qualification for ExaSAN 8-Bay DAS Systems

OCZ Technology and Accusys Inc. Extend Partnership With New SSD Qualification 
for ExaSAN 8-Bay DAS Systems 
Two OCZ Deneva 2 SSD Models Now Qualified for the Accusys ExaSAN
B08S2-P2 RAID Storage System to Be Demonstrated at This Week's NAB
Show 2013 (Booth #SL 15113 South Hall Lower)  
LAS VEGAS, NV  -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 --  NAB Show 2013 --  OCZ
Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and
systems, and Accusys Inc., a leading provider of RAID products,
jointly announced today an extended strategic partnership that
provides the Accusys ExaSAN 8-bay RAID system (Model B08S2-P2) with
new Deneva 2 storage capacity options. In addition to the 480GB
Deneva 2 SSD initially qualified on the ExaSAN B08S2-P2 DAS platform,
a smaller 240GB Deneva 2 capacity option is now qualified for
customer selection. 
The Accusys ExaSAN B08S2-P2 RAID storage system is a cost-effective,
high-performance, small form factor Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)
solution that is pre-installed to support up to eight OCZ Deneva 2
SSDs (supporting 240GB or 480GB capacities). With Deneva 2 SSDs
implemented, terabytes of storage capacity is available to make this
DAS system particularly well suited for the demanding high definition
(HD) editing process, as the system can store large 2K and 4K files
easily while delivering file copies, migrations, and transfers at
very high speed. Coupled with equalization features that move files
without frame drops, the compact 8-bay ExaSAN DAS system is easily
transportable and can literally operate on-set and on-location to
capture content.  
"We are very pleased that our partnership with OCZ has extended to
additional qualifications of the Deneva 2 SSD Series as our B08S2-P2
DAS system customers enjoy the speed and capabilities that the OCZ
drives deliver," said L.R. Wang, R&D Dept. Vice President, Accusys
Inc. "With Deneva 2 SSDs implemented, the cost-effectiveness of this
shared DAS solution makes it well-suited for small-to-medium-sized
post-production shops not willing or capable of using an expensive
Fibre Channel infrastructure, as well as the manpower to support it." 
"We have worked closely with Accusys to provide the capabilities and
performance to make the ExaSAN 8-bay DAS system one of the best in
the industry and look forward to our continued partnership," said
Wayne Eisenberg, Senior VP of Sales for OCZ Technology. "With our
Deneva 2 SSDs implemented, the transcoding step of adapting
compressed files for viewing or editing on different playback devices
is no longer required as these drives deliver incredibly fast
transactional performance regardless of whether the files are in
compressed or uncompressed formats." 
OCZ Deneva 2 SATA III-based drives are designed to solve today's
enterprise challenges and address the limitations that hard drive
technology imposes on IT infrastructures. The series delivers
industry leading performance while meeting the stringent reliability,
security and economical needs of enterprise storage environments. The
Deneva 2 Series maximizes IOPS per dollar enabling increased data
throughput with lower power consumption and a smaller operating
footprint.  
The 8-bay ExaSAN Model B08S2-P2 DAS system, with newly qualified OCZ
Deneva 2 SSDs, will be demonstrated in the Accusys Inc. exhibit at
the NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #SL-15113 (South
Hall Lower). The exhibits begin April 8th and conclude on April 11th. 
For more information on OCZ's Deneva 2 SSD Series, please visit
www.ocz.com/enterprise  
About NAB Show 2013:
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show has evolved over
the last eight years to continually lead this ever-changing industry.
While the solutions have changed to keep pace with consumer habits
and technologies, aspirations to produce and deliver memorable
content have remained constant. From creation to consumption, the NAB
Show has proudly served as the incubator for excellence -- helping to
breathe life into content everywhere. Over 90,000 media and
entertainment professionals from over 150 countries are expected to
attend this year's event. Over 1,500 companies are exhibiting and
more than 500 skill-building sessions will be available. The show
will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center with conferences
beginning April 6th, exhibits beginning April 8th (the show concludes
on April 11th). 
About Accusys Inc.
Founded in 1995, Accusys of Jhubei City, Taiwan is a worldwide leader
in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of RAID products having
delivered many generations of cutting-edge and innovative solutions
as 'The RAID Architects.' With years of experience in the storage
market, Accusys product lines fulfill versatile applications ranging
from small offices to mission-critical data centers, covering all
major storage interfaces. Dedicated to the research and development
of RAID technology for years, Accusys' excellence has been recognized
by many partners and evidenced by winning many product awards. As the
value of online accessible data increases rapidly, along with its
size and growth, Accusys continuously improves the data protection
capabilities of its RAID product portfolio. 
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.ocz.com. 
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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
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OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2012,
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