When it comes to price vs storage SSD drives are still way behind their mechanical counterparts. If you would actually do the math one could get over 10 times the storage space on a standard SATA drive in comparison to any SSD drive on the market at present for the same price or less. Nevertheless there’s absolutely no doubt about the benefits offered by SSD drives in terms of performance and thanks to Indilinx’s Barefoot ECO controller SSD drive manufacturers can now offer SSD drives at a significantly lesser price than before making them an attractive option to the masses.
Today we bring to you one such SSD drive based on this new controller; the OCZ’s Solid 2 Series SATA II drive. Offered at a price of $300 for a 120GB version, OCZ is offering this mid range drive for people considering at diving into the world of SSD drives. The Solid 2 Series SATA II drives are offered in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB flavors, so depending on your budget and requirement you could opt for one of these.
Lets take a quick look at the specifications of the drive before we go onto more details.