SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the availability of the Vertex 3 SATA III SSD Series through the Company’s extensive reseller network. Market availability will vary by region with wider overall availability continuing to ramp in the coming weeks.

“The Vertex 3 series with the SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor has been eagerly anticipated in the marketplace,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “Our partnership with SandForce has again facilitated the introduction of a solution that sets the benchmark for industry leading performance and reliability.”

Recently showcased at the CeBIT tradeshow along with the Vertex 3 Pro, the Vertex 3 is the first available solution to feature the new SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor which harnesses the 6Gbps speed of the SATA III interface to deliver double the performance of the previous generation. The new Vertex 3 raises the bar with up to 550MB/s of bandwidth and up to 60,000 IOPS (4k random write), and is now available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. The enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro series is expected to begin shipping mid-Q2.

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