OCZ touts affordable Onyx 2 SSDs

— 6:00 AM on September 28, 2010

While OCZ may not be introducing new SSDs fast enough to make my head spin, as was once the case, it's still keeping things moving. The company has unveiled the Onyx 2 series, which it calls "2.5 inch SSD[s] with superior affordability designed for mainstream desktops and mobile systems."

Onyx 2 drives look set to complement members of the original Onyx line, which is already aimed at bargain hunters. For example, the first-gen, 64GB Onyx sells for $110.99 shipped, or $90.99 after a mail-in rebate, at Newegg right now.

With the Onyx 2, OCZ is bringing both higher capacities—120GB and 240GB, which are the only options offered—and higher performance. The firm quotes top sequential read and write speeds of 270MB/s and 265MB/s, respectively, compared to 130MB/s and 110MB/s for that first-gen model I just linked. (A SandForce SF-1200 controller can be credited for the performance increase.) Those perks come with somewhat higher price tags, however: $189.99 for the 120GB Onyx 2 and $439.99 for the 240GB model.

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