The last few months have not been easy at OCZ. After long-lasting financial issues, the company filed for bankruptcy on November 27th and a week later Toshiba announced that it will be acquiring the assets for $35 million. OCZ is currently surrounded by uncertainty, at least from a consumer's perspective. The details of the acquisition are scarce at best and OCZ only announced that Toshiba will be funding them to ensure normal operation during the acquisition process. I was hoping to have an update about OCZ's situation (especially about existing product warranties) but I was told by OCZ that they can't shed any light on the deal until it closes. Assuming the acquisition process is on schedule, we should expect to hear more in...
I just saw the outcome of a year long effort from both the Indilinx and the PLX teams at OCZ: the Vector SSD (pictured above). Unlike the Octane and...18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012
When OCZ released the Vertex 4 in April, it brought us excepionally great write performance. Based on OCZ's Everest 2 controller (Marvell IP with custom firmware), the Vertex 4...59 by Kristian Vättö on 8/4/2012
I received a tip yesterday with proof that OCZ's Everest controller was actually a Marvell 88SS9174 controller (the same controller used in Crucial's m4, Intel's SSD 510, etc...) with...53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/11/2012
OCZ released a firmware update for its Octane SSD series. The update carries a version number 1.13 and OCZ claims substantial random write improvements. To refresh everyone's memory on...7 by Kristian Vättö on 1/23/2012
Last month OCZ introduced the Octane, its first SSD based on the now in-house Indilinx Everest controller. The drive did reasonably well in our tests and was priced competitively...18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2011
In March, OCZ signed a definitive agreement to acquire Indilinx, the SSD controller company that pretty much dominated the value segment in 2009 before Intel got aggressive on pricing...58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/20/2011