OCZ along with many other storage makers are holding tight onto a piece of the solid state storage market, knowing full well it is the way of the future. We've even started to see flash drives with eSATA connectivity of late which boost transfer speeds far beyond the aging USB 2.0 standard.
Now OCZ turns its attention to notebooks with a new family of ExpressCards called the Slate series.
These NAND flash-based storage cards are the perfect partner for notebooks featuring an ExpressCard slot. They come in capacities of 8, 16 and 32GB and also feature a mini-USB port for added flexibility.
OCZ claim read and write speeds of 18MB/sec and 12.5MB/sec, certainly nothing special there. However, they would serve as a convenient backup solution and the internal design may be more appealing than an external flash drive of sorts as well.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-December 8, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the Slate Series ExpressCard™, a storage expansion drive for the latest generation of performance notebooks. The integration of express card storage is ideal for mobile users who want the peace of mind knowing they will always have a backup option and experience the convenience of an internal solution that eliminates peripheral devices.