OCZ Launches the Next Generation Vertex 450 Series Solid State Drives

OCZ Launches the Next Generation Vertex 450 Series Solid State Drives 
New Vertex 450 SSD Utilizes Proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 Series
Controller and 20nm Flash to Deliver a Superior Client Computing
SAN JOSE, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 --   OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today
announced the release of the Vertex 450 SATA III SSD Series featuring
the company's proprietary Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller.
As part of the leading-edge Vertex series, Vertex 450 lives up to its
name and bridges the gap between high performance and mainstream
solid-state storage. With advanced storage performance, reliability,
and quality, the Vertex 450 utilizes 20nm process geometry NAND flash
to meet the needs of today's high-end consumer and client
"As one of the industry's most highly awarded SSD Series to date, the
Vertex name has become synonymous with the latest and greatest in
flash-based storage providing an exceptional balance of performance
and cost efficiency," said Daryl Lang, Senior Vice President of
Product Management for OCZ Technology. "The Vertex 450 marks the
first time this popular OCZ series utilizes in-house ASIC technology
delivering an even greater level of speed, reliability and value for
our customers."  
Replacing the 25nm-based Vertex 4, the new Vertex 450 uses NAND flash
based on the state-of-the-art 20nm process geometry to deliver
superior, cost-effective solid state storage and features. The Vertex
450 provides bandwidth of up to 540MB/s read, 530MB/s write, and 4K
random write performance of up to 90,000 IOPS, dramatically
accelerating gaming, content creation, and multimedia applications,
while driving an improved overall computing experience. 
With its powerful and feature-rich Barefoot 3 M10 Series controller,
the Vertex 450 is fine-tuned to deliver high speed sequential
transfers and consistent sustained performance over time, regardless
if the data file formats are compressed or uncompressed for faster
file transfers, boot-ups, and a more responsive storage experience.
The BF3 M10 controller is a derivative of the original product which
adds AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. This gives OCZ
the ability to offer a power/cost optimized solution targeted for the
mainstream market. With a priority on reliability and flash-optimized
endurance, the Vertex 450 also features an advanced suite of flash
management tools that analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing
NAND vulnerabilities as flash cells wear, heightening data integrity
over the long term.  
Vertex 450 SSDs feature an ultra-slim 7mm alloy housing for
compatibility with the latest thin form factor notebooks, and come
bundled with a 3.5-inch adapter bracket as well as Acronis® True
Image™ cloning software with Windows® 8 support to easily transfer
data from legacy hard drive storage. The Vertex 450 will be available
in 128GB to 512GB capacities and is backed by a 3-year warranty.  
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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computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information
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OCZ Press Contact:
Lisa Gregersen
Marketing Manager - Client Solutions
(408) 440-3449
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
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