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OCZ Core Series 64GB SSD Review

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at 8:58 am (0) comments
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Packaging

The OCZ 64GB SSD comes in a compact cardboard box. Listed on it are some specifications along with a picture of the drive itself, accompanied by a descriptive passage on the back. OCZ claims it is “an excellent drive that won’t let you down.”

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Inside is another black box that can be folded out like a book. Opening it reveals the SSD on the right side, inside an anti-static bag. It is surrounded by a thick layer of foam padding which is always a pleasant sight with these types of components. Inside of the closed flap on the left side contains only the instructions; it is very disappointing not to see any SATA cables, screws, or 2.5″ to 3.5″ brackets included in the package for those who wish to use it in a PC rather than a notebook.

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Design

The drive features an alloy housing that is painted black versus OCZ’s previous offerings which were left silver. This housing covers the circuit board and its 8 x 8GB NAND chips. Even the OCZ sticker on top looks great and adds a nice touch to it. The sticker on the back features the usual information found on hard drives such as warning labels and the part number.

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The drive comes in the standard 2.5″ form factor and has standard SATA connectors. Like standard 2.5″ SATA hard drives, just plug in the SATA power and data connector and it is ready to go. Compared to a standard 2.5″ SATA hard drive, it is a few millimeters thicker, but much lighter and should still fit in any notebook that supports SATA drives without any problems. The same goes for PCs, but as mentioned above, a 2.5″ to 3.5″ bracket is needed, and must be purchased separately.

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