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|
|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|