OCZ Technology Introduces New Enterprise SATA III SSDs Based on 19nm NAND Flash Process Geometry to Its Popular Deneva 2 Series

OCZ Technology Introduces New Enterprise SATA III SSDs Based on 19nm NAND Flash 
Process Geometry to Its Popular Deneva 2 Series 
New Deneva 2 Models Deliver Improved Features and Superior Total Cost
of Ownership  
SAN JOSE, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/13 --  OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today
announced the latest addition to the popular Deneva 2 Series which
now utilizes 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash. The new models are
2.5-inch, 6Gbps SATA III-based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) drives that
implement the Deneva 2 SSD Series feature-set and are built around a
smaller NAND flash process geometry. This cutting-edge drive solution
also features a completely new power architecture that was designed
from the ground up to optimize server back plane functionality,
providing enhanced management of in-rush current and power
fluctuation. The result is an advanced SSD series that delivers
superior storage performance, enterprise-class endurance, reliability
and quality, and excellent total cost of ownership for customers. 
"Our Deneva 2 has been a popular SSD series among IT professionals
not only as an HDD replacement but to dramatically accelerate I/O
access of such popular enterprise applications as OnLine Transaction
Processing, database warehousing, read intensive data caching and
server boot-ups," said Daryl Lang, SVP of Product Management for OCZ
Technology. "By implementing new features and the latest NAND flash
process geometry we are able to deliver an optimal balance of I/O
performance and cost-efficiency to our customers." 
The new Deneva 2 SSDs continue to utilize the proven and effective
LSI SandForce® SF-2281 processor and delivers exceptional performance
with 19nm toggle mode NAND flash. The performance specifications
support read bandwidth up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth up to 520
MB/s, random read throughput (4K blocks) over 45,000 input/output
operations per second (IOPS), and random write throughput (4K blocks)
over 34,000 IOPS. It provides consistent sustained performance over
time so that users can achieve faster file transfers, boot-ups and
benefit from a more responsive storage experience. With a priority on
reliability and flash-optimized enterprise endurance, the new Deneva
2 includes advanced features such as data fail recovery, intelligent
block management, wear leveling and robust error correction.
Additionally, power consumption has also been lowered in the new
models as well. 
The new Deneva 2 SSD Series are now available in three models
supporting 120GB capacity (Model D2CSTK251M3T-0120), 240GB capacity
(Model D2CSTK251M3T-0240) and 480GB capacity (Model
D2CSTK251M3T-0480). For more information, visit
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. More information is
available at www.ocz.com. 
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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, the risk that the
process of preparing and auditing the financial statements or other
subsequent events would require OCZ to make additional adjustments;
the time and effort required to complete the restatement of the
financial reports; the ramifications of OCZ's potential inability to
timely file required reports; including potential delisting of OCZ's
common stock on NASDAQ; the risk of litigation or governmental
investigations or proceedings relating to such matters; 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;
OCZ's ability to obtain sufficient NAND flash; 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.ocz.com. OCZ does not
undertake to update its forward-looking statements. 
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OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
(408) 440-3484
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
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