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Thursday, 13 January 2011 10:47

OCZ to leave DRAM market

Written by Fudzilla staff

Focuses on speedy SSDs
OCZ has announced that it would completely pull out of the DRAM market and focus solely at the SSD market.

OCZ cited the weakness in the global DRAM market as the main reason for the move. The company claims it will discontinue DRAM production by February 2011.

However, the SSD market seems to be quite a bit more lucrative in the long run. SSDs currently account for 78 percent of OCZ’s revenue and the SSD revenues have increased 325 percent since last year.

Although it appears to be a justified decision based on shareholders’ interests, we are sorry to see OCZ go. In recent years the outfit has managed to make quite a name for itself in the enthusiast market.
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+16 #1 nECrO 2011-01-13 10:55
I for one will miss OCZ RAM. The machine I am typing on has 8GB of OCZ DDR2 1066. It's been rock solid for 2 years. I do understand the decision though. DRAM profit margins are as thin as an RIAA lawyers soul....
+9 #2 Wolfdale 2011-01-13 11:07
yeah i will definatly miss them too, OCZ was my memory of choise when building comps

for my own comp, we had some trouble getting the memory to be stable at the 5ms timings while running 1200mhz (ddr2)

after a phonecall to OCZ one of the devs made a custom flash for my memory and it worked like charm, even on 4ms now while the voltage in in fact at 2.08 (factory default was 2.20)

so yeah.. i will miss ocz, their excellent memory banks and the great support
+4 #3 robert3892 2011-01-13 11:14
I use OCZ ram in my X58 system and it has been perfect. However this is a business decision and I wish OCZ all the best. Going to buy Corsair ram next.
+2 #4 function69 2011-01-13 12:43
Wow, this is crazy, it's like ASUS leaving discreet graphics or something...
+4 #5 eXistential 2011-01-13 17:09
I always thought that RAM was OCZ's forte. I have a system with DDR2-800 and running fine. I'm surprised that SSD take up 78% of their revenue!
-3 #6 p4l1ndr0m3 2011-01-14 01:53
OCZs DDR3 ram has major QC issues. I can see why they are getting out. It is probably costing them more to service and warranty RAM purchases than if they didn't sell it at all. Just reading the customer reviews on newegg gives you an indication that something has gone wrong with their DDR3.
+1 #7 TechHog 2011-01-14 03:16
I wonder how much RAM prices will increase now. :/
0 #8 Fud_u 2011-01-16 12:14
For shame! OCZ ram have service my machine for over 4yrs and running. I'll sure miss those Flex line up. Hopefully they will make a good profit from SSD and decide to come back in the future.
+1 #9 arclight 2011-01-17 18:01
I was shocked when i first red about it on Tech Report.....never thought it would come to this. Anyways hope their PSU business is still strong cause i was planning to buy one of their 80+ Certified PSUs.

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