Now that the Octane models are out and about, the OCZ Technology Group is preparing the launch of a second line of solid state drives based on the Indilinx Everest platform, the more value-minded Petrol series. Like the Octane SSDs, the Petrol drives feature a 2.5-inch form factor, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, and make use of the NDurance technology technology which increases the life span of NAND flash memory by as much as 2 times.
The Petrol models also have 2xnm asynchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory (the Octane line uses synchronous MLC NAND), a MTBF of 1.25 million hours, TRIM support, and are backed by a three-year warranty.
Capacity and speed wise, the Petrol line includes the following drives:
- 64 GB | 185 MB/s max sequential read | 75 MB/s max sequential write
- 128 GB | 360 MB/s max sequential read | 135 MB/s max sequential write
- 256 GB | 370 MB/s max sequential read | 240 MB/s max sequential write
- 512 GB | 370 MB/s max sequential read | 250 MB/s max sequential write
The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Petrol SSDs are already popping up in store listings, and they bear price tags of about $113, $187, $396 and $803 (don't bet on these being final).