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Friday, 16 December 2011 15:53

OCZ Petrol SSD listed in Europe

Written by Slobodan Simic

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€154,90 for the 128GB one

OCZ has recently officialy launched its second SSD series based on the new "in-house" Indilinx Everest controller, the Petrol SSD. In addition to the official US pricing we decided to check around some EU shops to see how much cheaper is the Petrol when compared to the flagship Octane, based on the same controller.

In case you missed it, the OCZ Petrol will be available in 64, 128, 256 and 512GB capacities, and has sequential read and write speeds of up to 370 MB/s and 250MB/s with up to 34K random read IOPS. The difference between the Octane and Petrol is in the choice of NAND flash chips, while Octane uses synchronous NAND, Petrol will stick with cheaper asynchronous NAND flash chips.

According to official details, the Petrol should be priced at US$ 89.99, $149.99, $339.99 and $649.99 for the 64, 128, 256 and 512GB models, which is about US $50, US $30 and US $240 cheaper when compared to Octane (for 128, 256 and 512GB models, as Octane series doesn't include a 64GB unit). 

The pricing in Europe is a bit different as the Petrol is around €30, €15 and €180 cheaper than Octane. Of course, this is compared at Alternate and you might find it cheaper at some other e-tail/retail shop. The 64GB Petrol SSD is listed at €96,90 and might hit a price sweet spot for some.    

The Petrol SSD series sounds like a good "cheaper" option in case you aren't aiming for much higher read speeds on the Octane. Of course, we are still waiting to see some benchmarks of the new addition to the Indilix Everest family.

Last modified on Friday, 16 December 2011 17:42
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+4 #1 Memristor 2011-12-16 19:53
Why would I buy this over a Vertex 3? If I compare the prices for the Vertex 3 120GB to the Petrol 128GB I would only save about $10 to 20$ depending on the rebates offered. The Vertex 3 is a faster drive and comes with 25nm Sync MLC NAND from Intel/Micron. Even worse for OCZ you can get the Agility 3 with 50,000 IOPS and MIR for $149 too.

OCZ should price this drive below $120. That would be in line with other slower SSD's. The same is true for the Octane, right now the price is $179.99 after MIR, WTF OCZ???

PS. the Petrol 128GB offers only 35k IOPS read and 15k IOPS write with Async MLC.
+1 #2 Jay 2011-12-19 09:21
OCZ is very unreliable why Indillix sell themselves to OCZ shame shame my next SSD will be Samsung or Intel only. Shame on AMD for not entering SSD business & entering Memory business wtf at least sell ur own brand motherboards AMD, you really are a shameful co-operation.
0 #3 FakeJ 2011-12-19 14:49
Read the Anandtech review, he is The authority in SSD's and has a good relationship with OCZ. The SSD Bench is a great tool for objectively comparing performance.
0 #4 crackerz 2012-01-06 03:03
I had a vertex 2 60gb, I was ok but then I just decide to leave sandforce chips and went for a crucial m4 64gb and I'm just impressed

I don't think I'll move soon to any sandforce ssd

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