OCZ announced today the launch of the new Petrol SSD line-up, developed for cost-sensitive business applications. The drives, that will be available in capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB, are powered by the Everest controller, developed by Indilinx and already used in the Octane series.
The press release lacks of further details. OCZ claims the units will be available in a few weeks and the performance are around 400MB/s of bandwidth and up to 35,000 IOPS. So the Petrol series is slower than the Octane one. I think this is due to reliability features that OCZ included for business usage.
There’s no indication of the NAND memories equipped: given that the drives were developed to be cheap I think they are MLCs. Prices aren’t available yet but I suppose they’ll be relatively low.
I’ll provide further infos once they’ll be available. Stay tuned!
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