3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2014 2:20 AM by black_zion

    AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line

    kingfish

      AMD said Tuesday that it will sell three 2.5-inch SSDs manufactured by enthusiast house OCZ, allowing AMD to offer high-speed storage alongside microprocessors and graphics chips.

      AMD will sell the three SSDs—sized at 120, 240, and 480 gigabytes, respectively—as Radeon R7 SSDs, tying them to its Radeon family of GPUs. OCZ, which was recently acquired by Toshiba, will actually make the drives, together with its own flash chips and controllers. 

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        • AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line
          black_zion
          It's just an OCZ Vertex with a new name. Supposedly it will sit between the Vector and Vertex, but it's going to be either a custom Vertex or a factory firmware limited Vector. Either way, it'll still be a good SSD, OCZ is still top tier since Toshitba lets them operate as an independent unit, the only thing which should sway your decision is the price difference between it and the Samsung range. J.Micron is supposedly much better than they used to be, but between Corsair, AData, and all the other cookie cutter drives, and Seagate still not ready for the non server environment, best to stick with OCZ and Samsung.
            • AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line
              kingfish

              Put the AMD name on them and we will need another forum catagory. It's ironic in a way...AMD takes the heat/blame for laptop manufacturers customizing the basic driver for their particular configuration and not allowing generic drivers as a update. Then stop offering any updates at all. Now AMD will take the heat for any and all (Picnic) "problems" and issues. And this forum is full of people having picnic's.

            • AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line
              black_zion
              I wonder how the money is flowing, to OCZ to make the drives, or from OCZ for an AMD licensing fee...