October 26, 2011 at 08:50 AM EDT
OCZ Technology PCI Express Solid State Drives Deliver High Bandwidth Storage and Reduced Latency for CIARA S-Line Enterprise-Class Workstations
OCZ PCIe SSDs Enable the Highest Storage Bandwidth Available in Workstations to Deliver the Ultimate in Low Latency and High Bandwidth for Intensive Workstation Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its PCI Express SSDs have been selected by CIARA for integration into the company's premium KRONOS S Line Workstations, delivering an ultra-high performance and optimized solution for demanding 2D/3D CAD and Simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Oil and Gas and other compute intensive markets.

For more than 25 years, CIARA has been a leading global provider of IT Infrastructure and High Performance Computing solutions. CIARA designs sophisticated and powerful solutions and strives to be ahead of the curve in emerging technologies such as flash storage. CIARA's new KRONOS S Line now features OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCIe SSDs with up to 1.5GB/s of storage bandwidth and 200,000 Random IOPS as a primary storage device delivering the ultimate in scalability, performance, and reliability.

"Ciara has a long history of developing high-performance systems for large enterprises worldwide and we are pleased that the RevoDrive 3 X2 SSD has been qualified and selected as the primary storage device for the company's record breaking S-Line Workstations," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "The RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD is the ideal storage device for the new S-Line Workstations and delivers both exceptional performance and reliability across the complete spectrum of demanding design applications."

"In today's market good is not good enough anymore and when speed is the name of the game engineering groups want to accelerate development and bring projects to completion in record time," said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of CIARA Technology. "Our newly launched KRONOS S Line workstation is the perfect tool to help companies achieve their results faster than the competition and the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 was the perfect and only choice to achieve our record breaking performance."

The Revo3 Series implements OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 2.0 (VCA 2.0) which manages critical internal functions such as OCZ's intelligent Complex Command Queuing Structure (CCQS) with unique queue balancing algorithms. This combination leads to superior performance and results in significantly higher throughput and reduced burden on the host CPU.

The KRONOS S Line is currently available worldwide through CIARA or one of their authorized resellers

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ), is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the enterprise and consumer SSD markets, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com.

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About CIARA:

CIARA is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (''SMBs''), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including government, defense and educational entities. We serve customers located in more than 60 countries spread on 5 continents. CIARA designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from mobile devices to high-end supercomputers. These systems includes personal computers, mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (ATLAS rack-mount or tower servers, Telco/Carrier Grade servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems such as the NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the KRONOS workstations, the TITAN GPU servers and finally our newly introduced world's record breaking S product line of single and dual overclocked processors server and graphic workstations. Founded in 1984, Ciara 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) headquarter and primary manufacturing plant is located in Montreal, Canada and has offices across Canada and the US. For more information, visit our website at www.ciaratech.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, market acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop enhanced products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information storage, internet search and content providers and computer system integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs; and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are described in more detail in "Item 1A -- Risk Factors" in Part I in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 17, 2011, and amended on May 31, 2011, and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filing is available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at www.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
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         Derek James
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         Investor Relations Contact:
         OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
         Bonnie Mott, Investor Relations Manager
         408-440-3428
         bmott@ocztechnology.com
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