AMD introduces AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs

AMD Radeon R7 features AMD’s own SSD with capacity up to 480GB

AMD earlier today in Kuala Lumpur announced a new technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Starting today, users can purchase the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities from their favorite online retailers.

The AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are an excellent choice for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with an economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and center.

“The AMD Radeon™ brand is synonymous with performance and quality amongst PC gamers,” said Roman Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, AMD. “With the new AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market with a series of drives that offer an ideal combination of performance, reliability and affordability—great for gamers building or upgrading a rig.”

AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are a unique solution in the OCZ Storage Solutions portfolio. As the first high performance SSDs to utilize the Toshiba Group’s latest A19 MLC NAND flash process and the proven Barefoot 3 M00 controller, the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series disks offer exemplary write endurance of 30GB/day, as well as read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively. This exclusive combination of hardware also features a special anodized black housing, characteristic of the AMD Radeon™ brand.

AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs will be available at a starting price of $99.99 USD (about RM315) for the 120GB drive, and specifications for all models are as follows:

AMD Radeon™ R7 Solid State Drives
120GB 240GB 480GB
Seq. Read1 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s
Seq. Write1 470 MB/s 530 MB/s 530 MB/s
Max Random Read IOPS2 (4K QD32) 85,000 95,000 100,000
Max Random Write IOPS2 (4K QD32) 90,000 90,000 90,000
Steady-State Random3 Write IOPS (4K QD32) 12,000 20,000 23,000