After extended performance in the field and extensive testing, OCZ determined that it is able to support a longer warranty with the intention of adding value and increased peace of mind to customers looking to take advantage of all the benefits of flash based storage, including improved battery life, greater durability, shorter boot ups, and overall snappier performance in desktops, notebooks, and netbooks. Though the drives and their hardware are unchanged, the longer warranty reflects the confidence in their performance and durability, especially due to the exceptional advances in controller technology and firmware.
?Extending the warranty makes the OCZ total solution even more robust for consumers, and OCZ believes that product quality should always come first,? stated Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management for OCZ. ?The confidence to back up that quality with a longer than industry average warranty is an added value for our complete spectrum of customers. Post sale service and support is simply part of the OCZ package, and now with any current OCZ SSD customers have an even longer period in which to leverage that added value.?
This warranty extension includes all drives within the Vertex Series (Vertex Turbo, Mac Edition, EX), Agility Series, Solid 2 Series, and the Summit Series SSD drives. Any customers that have previously purchased the first batches of OCZ SSDs will have the new 3-year warranty retroactively extended to them.
The new 3-year warranty only extends to the current product offerings being manufactured, and excludes all generation one SSDs that are now EOL.