Recently Indilinx, the makers of the ever-famous Barefoot solid state drive controller have released a new controller called the Barefoot ECO. This new controller allows drive manufacturers to use 32nm Intel NAND flash instead of the typical 40nm NAND flash we are used to seeing on previous solid state drives. These smaller flash chips have a smaller production cost, which will bring down the cost of the drives. Today we will be taking a look at the Solid 2 Series 60GB drive from OCZ, which is based on this new controller. This drive is also under $200 so let’s take a look!
Features & Specifications
– Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities
– 64MB Onboard Cache
– TRIM Support
– Seek Time: < .1ms - Slim 2.5" Design - 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm - Lightweight: 77g - Operating Temp: 0-70°C - Storage Temp: -55°C ~ +140°C - Low Power Consumption: 4.5V-5.5V - Vibration: 20G. Peak, 10 ~ 20KHz - Shock Resistant up to 1500G - RAID Support - MTBF: 1.5 million hours - 3-Year Warranty Part Numbers
30GB (32GB) – OCZSSD2-2SLD30G
60GB (64GB) – OCZSSD2-2SLD60G
120GB (128GB) – OCZSSD2-2SLD120G
Read: Up to 170 MB/s
Write: Up to 70 MB/s
Read: Up to 200 MB/s
Write: Up to 120 MB/s
Read: Up to 220 MB/s
Write: Up to 130 MB/s
The Solid 2 Series drive comes in a small box, not much larger than the drive itself. On the front there is a picture of the drive and on the back there is a list of specifications.
Opening the box up the drive is nicely protected inside. The drive also comes with an installation guide and warranty info.