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Product Line Updates: OCZ Core Series

Posted on July 3, 2008 by Jon Bach


Just a few updates this week:

1) Solid State Drives just got faster, doubled capacity, and cut cost in half! We can now buy a 128GB drive at up to 140MB/s for $450. Amazing. This is through OCZ's 2nd generation drives, which we just added to the website.

32GB detail: https://www.pugetsystems.com/part_info.php?part=5490
64GB detail: https://www.pugetsystems.com/part_info.php?part=5491
128GB detail: https://www.pugetsystems.com/part_info.php?part=5492

2) Our XFX 8800GT has been changed to Asus 8800GT. We've been having problems for quite some time with the XFX cards, as we would randomly get cards that didn't throttle their fan, making them quite loud. XFX worked with us to solve the problem, but it happened often and was delaying our orders! We are solving this by moving to Asus brand, which always comes with a throttling fan.

Asus 8800GT: https://www.pugetsystems.com/part_info.php?part=4948

3) We've updated our Creative X-FI Xtreme Audio to the Creative X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro. Yes, it seriously has a name that long, though I suppose it isn't any worse than "Creative X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series". It is a PCI-E card. In addition, we've now grouped our sound cards into three sections -- onboard, gaming, and audiophile/recording. You'll find them grouped in this way on our configure pages.

Creative X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro detail: https://www.pugetsystems.com/part_info.php?part=5485

Those SSDs seem particularly interesting! We should see if we can do our own testing on them to verify OCZ's claims once we have one in-stock.

Posted on 2008-07-03 10:37:10

I agree. We haven't come across "exxagerations" before in SSD specs, but it would be good to check. We're getting the first batch in on July 11.

Posted on 2008-07-03 11:00:32

Don't forget to post the results please! - I'm very eagerly awaiting them :):)

Posted on 2008-07-12 00:04:47

Yep, they're a few days late -- we're getting them in on Tuesday.

Posted on 2008-07-12 08:07:06

Yep, they're a few days late -- we're getting them in on Tuesday.

.......Are they in it..? .....Have you tested them? :confused:

Posted on 2008-08-08 01:27:28

We do have several in now, and we have run preliminary tests. However, before we actually release any info we need to do more testing - I'll actually be taking part in that personally in a few minutes. Depending on the results of these we may actually contact OCZ before providing any results here.

Just to give you an idea of what we are seeing, read performance is excellent - and so is seek time (for both reads and writes). However, we are seeing strange results on writes. This is mostly in-line with what other reviews are showing (like this one: http://hothardware.com/News/OC... but we want to make sure there isn't something else at work here.

Posted on 2008-08-08 09:45:03

bump then lurk as soon as possible

Posted on 2008-09-29 11:03:49