OCZ’s Mainstream Apex SSDs Hit 250 GB

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OCZ Technologies has introduced its new Apex series of 2.5-inch SATA II 2.5-inch solid-state drives, offering the performance, power-savings, and stability of SSD drives at price points that will appeal to mid-range computer users…and capacities that would appeal to just about anyone. The new Apex series are available in 60, 120, and 250 GB capacities and sport seek times between 0.2 and 0.3 milliseconds.

“As the adoption of SSD drives continues to ramp, it is our goal to enable everyday consumers to take advantage of the benefits of solid state drives,” said OCZ director of project management Eugene Chang, in a statement.

The Apex drives feature an updated controller and an internal RAID 0 architecture. The drives can write data at a speedy 160 MB/s and read at a fast 230 MB/s—and, of course, they can be installed anywhere a 2.5-inch SATA II drive can go, whether that be a notebook or desktop computer.

OCZ has not announced any pricing for the new Apex series SSDs, but should be available though a variety resellers soon.