OCZ goes official with new 1.8-inch Vertex 2 and Onyx SSDs

OCZ has been unveiling new SSDs with increasing frequency so far this year. The company has now announced that it has launched two new 1.8" SSDs that are aimed at users of ultrathin notebooks, tablets, and nettops looking for a storage upgrade.

The little 1.8" SSDs are offered in the Vertex 2 and Onyx series. The Vertex 2 has the same performance as its full-size siblings with 285MB/s read speed and 275MB/s write speed. It can be had in 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB capacities and uses a SandForce controller.

The Onyx SSD is offered in 32GB and 64GB capacities and offers data speeds up to 145MB/s with 64MB of cache. OCZ says that the Onyx SSD needs only a single watt of power to operate. Both SSDs use the SATA 3Gb/s interface.