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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-dram-market/1

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The move out of the DRAM market comes after an announcement in August last year that the company would no longer make entry-level DRAM, and would instead concentrate its efforts at the higher-performance - and therefore more profitable - end of the market.

The company's exit from the DRAM market is expected to be completed by 28 February, although it will take time for stock to work its way out of retailers' inventories.
They better maintain their existing Lifetime warranties...
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Wow this is upsetting. I've always used OCZ ram in my builds.
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Aw, sounds like I might wanna buy some of their DDR3 before it all goes out of stock
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I knew they weren't only backing out of entry level stuff.
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I started out with Corsair and OCZ... I have since moved on from the latter. Interesting news though.

I'm sure that the margin on low-end memory kits is significantly lower than that of their high-end kits and SSDs, making them more susceptible to ever-changing DRAM prices. Focusing on the SSD market seems like a smart move in the current market.
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This must have been a hastily made decision..
Considering they launched two new products at least.

Though it doesn't come as a huge surprise. The DRAM market is very well saturated and has low profit margins; just like PSU's and SSD's. Which 3 operations of low profit margins never bods well for a company.

Hopefully OCZ can maintain their strong foothold in the SSD market.
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post #7 of 94
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
I knew they weren't only backing out of entry level stuff.
Same here.... I assume OCZ does binning to seperate performance and entry RAM.

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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Though it doesn't come as a huge surprise. The DRAM market is very well saturated and has low profit margins; just like PSU's and SSD's. Which 3 operations of low profit margins never bods well for a company.

Hopefully OCZ can maintain their strong foothold in the SSD market.
OCZ does have a vendor relationship and marketing advantages in the SSD market.... they should continue to do well there for now.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-dram-market/1



They better maintain their existing Lifetime warranties...
I always wondered what they had to do for when they sold 8800 GTXs. I can only assume that they had to purchase another manufacturer's card to replace their own or something.
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Wow this is upsetting. I've always used OCZ ram in my builds.
Same here, and I've never had a problem with OCZ RAM they've always been solid performers and I have yet to have 1 stick of OCZ RAM go bad. I guess now with my next build I'll have to buy some other companies RAM.

The bright spot on this is I hope that OCZ leaving the RAM market means that they will be concentrating and putting even more effort into the SSD market.
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its about time. nothing but problems with ocz ram this last year or so.
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