SAN JOSE, Calif., July 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, is pleased to announce the Company's Vertex 2 SATA II SSDs are now qualified with Origin PC's custom-built desktops and laptops. As the premium storage option for gamers and enthusiasts designing their ideal system, using Vertex 2 SSDs in place of hard drives is already proven to enhance performance and system responsiveness within intensive entertainment and multimedia applications.

Striving to deliver the ultimate gaming experience to its customers, ORIGIN PC chose the Vertex 2 SSD for its incredible performance and ability to keep pace with intensive 3D-gaming environments, an option offered within the company's lineup of high-end systems. The gaming market continues to grow and gaming customers often require the highest level of performance to tackle the latest and greatest entertainment titles. This demand for premium performance, reliability, and an overall more immersive experience makes this segment the perfect arena for OCZ's SSD offerings, and the company is committed to growth in this unique market segment.

"ORIGIN is known for providing their customers with truly exceptional hand built Gaming Desktop PC's and laptops, and we share ORIGIN's passion for giving gamers what they truly want," said Richard Singh, Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales at the OCZ Technology Group. "Origin is a strategic partner for OCZ and this adoption of our SSD technology in their cutting edge solutions reflects our commitment to SSD growth in this segment. The Vertex 2 Series of SSDs are an excellent performance and reliability upgrade for customers that are looking for the ultimate experience.

"ORIGIN chooses to work with partners that are dedicated to reliability and performance, and OCZ fits this model perfectly," stated Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of ORIGIN PC. "The Vertex 2 SSDs perform amazingly fast, breaking benchmarks on the ORIGIN Genesis desktops and Eon laptops."    

Incorporating a cutting-edge controller design, Vertex 2 drives not only provide a faster, more responsive PC experience, but also promote cooler, quieter and more energy-efficient conditions and snappier application boot-ups compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. By combining premium storage solutions into top of the line gaming setups, Origin and OCZ continue to offer the latest performance options for enthusiasts to get the most out of their computing experiences.

About ORIGIN:

ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, professionals, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships to North America, Australia, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.ORIGINpc.com or call 1-877-ORIGIN-0.

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 SSD market, 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 leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.com.

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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 II in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 20, 2010. 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.
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