When Toshiba bought the bankrupted OCZ for $35 million, it picked up most of OCZ’s assets, including all of its SSD-related technology and the personnel that developed it. There was still some question as to how Toshiba would handle support for existing OCZ customers, but now an OCZ product warranty page and a report from AnandTech are shedding more light on the situation.
As of this writing, Toshiba is planning on honoring the full warranties for most of OCZ’s high-end drives: the entire Vertex series of SSDs, most RevoDrives, and Vector-branded drives all fall under this umbrella. The midrange Agility drives will be supported for approximately a year, and support for them will end on January 22, 2015—most of these products were sold with three-year warranties originally, so recent buyers won’t lose their warranties entirely but will see them shortened. All other SSDs and all of OCZ’s non-SSD products will be completely unsupported, including “all discontinued non-SSD category products including DRAM memory, USB drives, Power Supplies, DIY notebooks, and peripherals.”
Many of the SSDs that are losing support are either budget models, discontinued models, or both, though some models can still be purchased through retailers like Newegg. Newegg still offers a fairly wide range of OCZ-branded power supplies as well, and based on this information it sounds like those products will be now be unsupported from day one if you buy them now.
via Ars Technica http://ift.tt/Lylnpg