After a quarter focusing on NAS products, some of you may have thought I walked away from the SSD market. I can assure you that's not the case. For nearly two years I worked on new methods to test NAS products beyond the industry standard single client: NASPT tests. In the review market, it isn't enough to have superior testing methods to gain the attention of manufacturers. Just having a big stick isn't enough; you have to swing it around too. Our new test methods paid off with an exclusive review of the new Seagate Business Storage NAS and brought Netgear, the company that shipped the most NAS products in 2012, onboard. With a mature 120-client test under our belts, we're moving on to 400 clients and new sophisticated tests with our Load DynamiX (formally SwiftTest) 5000 test appliance.
For the last year Paul, Jon, Tyler, and I worked on new testing methods for solid state drives. We've teased some of the new tests in reviews over the last year to gain greater insight into specific products, but validation of new tests takes time. Once unleashed, our readers will have a new understanding of SSD technology and performance after the fresh-out-of-box feeling is gone. We're in the final stages of test validation and running through drives for the performance charts now. Just as multi-client testing changed the way we look at NAS products, true consumer steady state testing will change the way you purchase SSDs.
We're not talking about testing today though, we have more important things to discuss. Just days ago OCZ Technology announced bankruptcy. The company once owned nearly 50% of the USA SSD market share falls from grace. While it seems like a big deal, OCZ leaves the market with a 4% share, IP for sale, and a lot of customers who may never see a warranty claim or firmware upgrade from the company.
That's where we'll start today.
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