AMD Expands Gaming Portfolio With New Radeon(TM) R7 Series Solid State Drives

AMD Expands Gaming Portfolio With New Radeon(TM) R7 Series Solid
State Drives 
Exclusive Technology Partnership With OCZ Storage Solutions Empowers
Gamers With Affordable, High-Performance SSDs 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced a new technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions - A
Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon(TM)-branded Solid State Drives
(SSDs). Starting today, users can purchase the AMD Radeon(TM) R7
Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities from their favorite
online retailers. 
The AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs are an excellent choice for gamers
looking to upgrade their system's overall responsiveness with an
economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and
"The AMD Radeon(TM) brand is synonymous with performance and quality
amongst PC gamers," said Rom
an Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, AMD.
"With the new AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding
OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market
with a series of drives that offer an ideal combination of
performance, reliability and affordability -- great for gamers
building or upgrading a rig." 
AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs are a unique solution in the OCZ
Storage Solutions portfolio. As the first high performance SSDs to
utilize the Toshiba Group's latest A19 MLC NAND flash process and the
proven Barefoot 3 M00 controller, the AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series disks
offer exemplary write endurance of 30GB/day, as well as read/write
speeds of up to 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively. This exclusive
combination of hardware also features a special anodized black
housing, characteristic of the AMD Radeon(TM) brand. 
"The new AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs are built using state of the
art flash and controller technology from Toshiba and OCZ," said Alex
Mei, chief marketing officer, OCZ Storage Solutions. "By combining
this proprietary technology with cost-efficient price points, we can
deliver a tremendous value to gamers seeking the ultimate balance of
performance and endurance for the complete gamut of their desktop and
mobile gaming applications." 
AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs represent the next stage of AMD's
strategy to be a "one-stop shop" for consumers, with a portfolio of 
high-performance solutions that now includes: AMD Radeon(TM) graphics
cards, AMD FX processors, AMD Accelerated Processing Units, AMD
Radeon(TM) memory, processor chipsets, and more. The addition of a
solid state drive makes it easier than ever for a customer to outfit
their system with like-branded components both for peace of mind and
AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Series SSDs will be available at a starting price
of $99.99 USD for the 120GB drive, and specifications for all models
are as follows: 

AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Solid State Drives                                           
                                         120GB       240GB       480GB      
Seq. Read(1)                             550 MB/s    550 MB/s    550 MB/s   
Seq. Write(1)                            470 MB/s    530 MB/s    530 MB/s   
Max Random Read IOPS(2) (4K QD32)        85,000      95,000      100,000    
Max Random Write IOPS(2) (4K QD32)       90,000      90,00
0      90,000     
Steady-State Random(3) Write IOPS (4K    12,000      20,000      23,000     

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About OCZ Storage Solutions 
 OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group
Company is a leading provider of high performance client and
enterprise solid-state storage products and is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Offering a complete spectrum of
solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ Storage Solutions leverages
proprietary technology to provide SSDs in a variety of form factors
and interfaces to address a wide range of applications. Having
internally developed firmware and controllers, virtualization, cache
and acceleration software, and endurance extending and data
reliability technologies, the Company delivers vertically integrated
solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is
captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More
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About AMD 
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powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers,
tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of
surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize
the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push
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An OCZ Storage Solutions-A Toshiba Company product. AMD brand,
technology names and logos used under license from Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may
be trademarks of their respective owners. 
1. Maximum sequential speeds are measured with ATTO. Test conducted
and verified by OCZ
 2. 4KB random performance is measured with
Crystal Disk Mark, 1000MB test file size, QD32. Test conducted and
verified by OCZ.
 3. Steady State performance measured with IOMeter
2010 after a 12hr precondition according to SNIA guidelines. Test
conducted and verified by OCZ. 
Robert Hallock
AMD Public Relations
(647) 918-9523 
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