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Windows 7: OCZ Stops Making DRAM, Focuses on SSDs


11 Jan 2011   #1

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OCZ Stops Making DRAM, Focuses on SSDs

Even though it wasn't too long ago that OCZ released its latest memory products, the company seems to have decided on abandoning this facet of its business altogether in favor of focusing more on solid state drives.

Even though users will always need more memory products, OCZ doesn't seem to have had very good last few quarters in terms of revenues.

In fact, during the quarter that ended on November 30, 2010 (Q3 of FY 2011), it made $53.2 million in revenue, of which only 22% were brought in by DRAM.


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11 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Can't blame them. The price of DRAM has been dropping and should continue to drop through 2011.

Jim
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11 Jan 2011   #3

 
 

They probably got tired of RMA'ing which would have hurt their overall sales.
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11 Jan 2011   #4

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Didn't know OCZ "stopped making a chunk of its existing memory solutions in August, 2010".

Guess that market is low profit now, have read a forecast that DRAM prices will continue to fall.

The OCZ SSDs are doing quite well, go where the money is at.
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11 Jan 2011   #5

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Wonder what this means for support of existing installations... I now have/support 16 GB of OCZ memory (8 in my PC, 8 in my dad's), all have lifetime warranty...
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Shame really though, they certainly made some fantastic RAM.

I have had OCZ Reaper-X and currently using the low-voltage OCZ Reaper and both sets were not only fantastic at the work load given but also fantastic for Overclocking. Guaranteed bang for buck.

Shame, absolute shame. Would have been brilliant if they carried on till DDR4 but hey ho.

Lucky
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12 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

What a shame! I only used their memory in my laptop and desktop (4 & 6GB, respectively). Never had an issue. Hope to get some of their SSDs soon though.
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12 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
Wonder what this means for support of existing installations... I now have/support 16 GB of OCZ memory (8 in my PC, 8 in my dad's), all have lifetime warranty...
Here is quote from their Warranty policy, which has always been in effect.

Discontinued or Unavailable Products:

OCZ Technology will attempt to replace all products with the same product as originally purchased. In the event OCZ Technology is unable to replace product with the same product purchased, OCZ, at its option will: replace that product with a product of similar function and equal or greater value, or provide a refund at the current value.

Also here is the specs on one of their new SSD's.

OCZ Stops Making DRAM, Focuses on SSDs-ocz-v3.png

Jim


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14 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

Sally and I have been using OCZ, like in forever. I remember paying an absolute fortune for top of the range DDR.
Overclocking P4's and AMD's was a costly business, unlike today, where you get heaps more for a fraction of the price. Since older memory increases in price, due to manufacturing less, our old stuff should be worth heaps when RMA'd.

Guess SSD is the future, so can't say i totally blame them.
Now to read up on the Vertex 3 Pro, Jim posted.
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14 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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