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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:59

OCZ makes money on SSD drives

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Was losing it on memory
A few weeks ago we had a chance to hear some rather shocking news. OCZ, the company that made its name with overclockable high quality memory has decided to get out of the memory business.

We meet with a few high-ranking OCZ execs at Cebit last week and it turns out that leaving the memory business for the past was the right decision. The company’s representatives explained us that they were losing money on memory while they had quite good margins on SSDs. The SSD money was covering the loss that the company made with the memory and at the time of announcement, it was just logical to drop the memory from the portfolio and move to a more profitable and interesting SSD drives.

One of the key reasons to leave the memory behind was the fact that you cannot get as much cutting edge memory chips suitable for overclocking to make a lot of difference. In the past this is what made a name for OCZ and boosted a lot of sales for more affordable memory modules.

The OCZ chaps also told us that they will continue to sell USB drives as there is still a demand for them. So this is why OCZ decided to leave the memory business for other, more lucrative ones.

Fuad Abazovic

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+15 #1 Warhead 2011-03-09 14:22
Not only that...they are setting new standards on I/O for SSD. Some really fast SSD already in the market.
 
 
+9 #2 Super XP 2011-03-09 16:06
I like OCZ's PCIe express based SSD. They are super fast though they don't support TRIM. Once they support TRIM I may pick one or two of them up.
 
 
+4 #3 MrScary 2011-03-09 16:11
Thanks i buyed one kit of OCZ Blade before they stopped making them, one of the best, if not nº1 memory maker, only corsair and crucial give the same quality.

Not like that fanboyism makers like mushkin, that sell over priced trash.
 
 
+8 #4 ryanyomomma 2011-03-09 18:31
I love my Vertex 2! Right on OCZ!
 
 
+8 #5 Dumachi 2011-03-09 19:10
Ita quite unreal how much a SSD makes a diff in your system
 
 
+5 #6 rickster 2011-03-09 21:21
Quoting Dumachi:
Ita quite unreal how much a SSD makes a diff in your system


Agreed. Definitely worth the money IMO. Especially if you're more then just a gamer and use your PC for more productive activities.

I'll always buy OCZ products. They're a good brand. I still have my DDR-400 OCZ modules in my desk lol. While a bit outdated, my OCZ Reaper modules are feeding my OC'd very nicely.

My newly purchased Vertex 2 for my notebook is also on its way. As they say...

"Take my money!"
 

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