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Windows 7: Toshiba has bought OCZ Storage

22 Jan 2014   #1
A Guy

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Toshiba has bought OCZ Storage

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The Silicon Valley SSD maker is now part of Toshiba but will continue to operate independently

Toshiba has completed its acquisition of OCZ Storage Solutions, a failed Silicon Valley maker of solid-state drives, the company said Tuesday.

Solid-state drives are storage components built with flash memory that are intended to replace spinning disks in laptops, desktop computers and servers. They offer lower power consumption and better performance but are typically more expensive per gigabyte than hard drives.

OCZ said in November last year that it had defaulted on a loan agreement after its business was hit because it was having trouble buying enough flash memory chips for its drives.
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23 Jan 2014   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I didn't see that one coming.
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23 Jan 2014   #3
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I didn't see that one coming.
That's what she said.
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23 Jan 2014   #4
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hopefully this will be good.
More choices and competition are good imho.
The big 2 WD & Seagate have been buying up all the small HD guys ...
SSD/HD seem to be different manufacturers ... for whatever reason ...
Maybe this can help with innovation and competition ?
I like more choices
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24 Jan 2014   #5
A Guy

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OCZ Storage Solutions releases Vertex 460

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OCZ just released the Vertex 460 SSD series with an architecture closer to the Vector 150. It comes with a lot of the same features yet, maybe a hint less performance, but all at a better price. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the 120 GB NAND flash memory based model. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing, combine that with endurance and you have gotten yourself the golden mix for the Vertex460.
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24 Jan 2014   #6
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This should be good news for those who recently bought a OCZX SSD.
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24 Jan 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

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Should breath new life into the brand. I see better days ahead for OCZ.
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24 Jan 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I like toshiba as a brand. I have an external hard drive from them that is 6 years old. Still works great. Same with there tv's.

Glad they will bring back the life to ocz.
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25 Jan 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well I guess that means now it is safe to buy OCZ ssds again.
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25 Jan 2014   #10
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Well I guess that means now it is safe to buy OCZ ssds again.
your "again" implies it ever was safe. which we know it never was.

And they won't change all their firmware, hardware etc. from one day to another. So any of the SSD still will be the same crap for a while.

I'm not sure why Toshiba bought them, the technology is crap (unless you like bricking), the brand reputation is ruined and Toshiba itself has an excellent name.

And OCZ didn't even really have any technology, all NAND is purchases, so are the controllers and the firmware they wrote i wouldn't call worth anything.
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