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OCZ Stretches Vertex 2 & Agility 2 SSDs to 480GB

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SSDs offer incredible performance in small capacities for sky high prices, right? Wrong. They now offer incredible performance in large capacities for sky high prices!

OCZ has announced its popular Vertex 2 and Agility 2 solid state drives will now come in new sizes of 400GB and 480GB. These are added to the existing sizes of 50GB, 100GB and 200GB.

Performance figures remain equally impressive with read and write speeds of up to 250MB/sec and 240MB/sec respectively and seek times of 0.1ms. Meanwhile they weigh just 77g, consume a mere 2W in operation (0.5W in standby), are shock resistant up to 1500G and claim to last two million hours - a figure backed up by a three year warranty.

"Building on our popular Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSD lines our new high capacity models give customers up to 480GB of storage space allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of SSDs with plenty of room for even the largest applications and files, making this the ideal solution for customers that place a premium on speed, reliability and capacity," said OCZ CEO Ryan Petersen.

Peterson does forget to add "the ideal solution for customers that have unlimited bank accounts" though since we wouldn't expect either model to come in at significantly less than £1,000. Sigh.

In related news Corsair has also busted out its own new thoroughbreds in the shape of three additions to its ultra high-speed Force Series SSDs. The 'F60', 'F120', and 'F240' (you can guess the capacities) rocket along with massive 285MB/sec read and 275MB/sec write speeds, 4K random writes that generate 15K IOPs and TRIM support.

If that didn't make any sense whatsoever simply know that - on paper at least - they look to be the fastest 2.5in SSDs we've seen to date. The new Force series models will land in June, again likely with RRPs that will break our hearts and shatter our dreams...

Update: the new Corsair drives are starting to appear online, so while it doesn't give official RRPs the pricing is shaping up as: F60 - £155, F120 - £285, F240 - £535 (all including VAT). In fairness, given the performance, they could have been a lot higher and the F60 would surely make for an incredible boot drive...

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