OCZ Technology PCI Express Solid State Drives Deliver High Bandwidth Storage

OCZ Technology PCI Express Solid State Drives Deliver High Bandwidth Storage and Reduced Latency for Ciara KRONOS S-Line Enterprise-Class Workstations

SAN JOSE, CA—October 26, 2011—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its PCI Express SSDs have been selected by Ciara for integration into the company’s premium KRONOS S Line Workstations, delivering an ultra-high performance and optimized solution for demanding 2D/3D CAD and Simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Oil and Gas and other compute intensive markets.

For more than 25 years, Ciara has been a leading global provider of IT Infrastructure and High Performance Computing solutions. Ciara designs sophisticated and powerful solutions and strives to be ahead of the curve in emerging technologies such as flash storage. Ciara’s new KRONOS S Line now features OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCIe SSDs with up to 1.5GB/s of storage bandwidth and 200,000 Random IOPS as a primary storage device delivering the ultimate in scalability, performance, and reliability.

“Ciara has a long history of developing high-performance systems for large enterprises worldwide and we are pleased that the RevoDrive 3 X2 SSD has been qualified and selected as the primary storage device for the company’s record breaking S-Line Workstations,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD is the ideal storage device for the new S-Line Workstations and delivers both exceptional performance and reliability across the complete spectrum of demanding design applications.”

“In today’s market good is not good enough anymore and when speed is the name of the game engineering groups want to accelerate development and bring projects to completion in record time,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Ciara Technology. “Our newly launched KRONOS S Line workstation is the perfect tool to help companies achieve their results faster than the competition and the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 was the perfect and only choice to achieve our record breaking performance.”

The Revo3 Series implements OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 2.0 (VCA 2.0) which manages critical internal functions such as OCZ’s intelligent Complex Command Queuing Structure (CCQS) with unique queue balancing algorithms. This combination leads to superior performance and results in significantly higher throughput and reduced burden on the host CPU.

The KRONOS S Line is currently available worldwide through Ciara or one of their authorized resellers.

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