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In a bit of a twist, OCZ announced today that they've acquired Indilinx, makers of the famed Bigfoot SSD controllers.

Prior to SandForce's arrival, Indilinx was regarded as the leading makers of controllers for solid-state drives. The company gained both consumer and media favoritism when it demonstrated that drives based on its own controllers were competitive with lead drives made by Intel. Indilinx's controllers allowed many SSD manufacturers to bring SSD prices down to a level where a large number of mainstream consumers started to take notice.
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Finally. I'm not a fan of Sandforce controllers anymore.
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I can honestly say I didn't see that coming.
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So they gave up memory, their PSU line up is mediocre and now they are going full force SSD only.
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post #5 of 10
I like my Indilinx drive and I like my Sandforce drive but I don't like OCZ after that garbage they pulled with the 25nm Vertex 2s - it wasn't the slightly reduced speeds that bothered me more that they totally lied about the capacity of the drives. I won't be buying from them again after that.

Interesting move though, we can only assume Indilinx are due to come out with a new controller soon which will compete with the latest generation stuff. Also that article calls it the Indilinx bigfoot, I thought it was the barefoot.
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They want to be the next western digital or seagate once SSDs are mainstream and replace regular HDs (if that ever happens). Also need to do something like this to fight intel. I think if intel wanted to they could pour enough cash into r&d to cream everyone else.
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I don't purchase anything with OCZ's name on it but I must say, they are doing pretty good for a company that just rebadge everything they sell.
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Originally Posted by Oranuro View Post
I don't purchase anything with OCZ's name on it but I must say, they are doing pretty good for a company that just rebadge everything they sell.
...most PC companies rebadge....
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Wow...that was unexpected...or was it...

I actually remember reading on OCZ forums in one of the random discussions that OCZ is working on their own version of controller to use with PCI-E drives that would allow TRIM like commands to be passed to PCI-E based drives in n-RAID combinations. Could very well be this is where they were getting their expertise.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
So they gave up memory, their PSU line up is mediocre and now they are going full force SSD only.
We won't be missing the memory & PSUs, truly....

Trying to make a reputable name in the SSD market seems viable, if they can beat Corsair & Intel, good luck there...

I still wouldn't buy OCZ because of past experiences with their warranty department...
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