In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you're in luck: our awesome community team in conjuction with OCZ is holding a giveaway for a trio of SSDs. The prizes include the 512GB and 256GB PCIe (M.2 w/adapter) versions of OCZ's top-tier M.2 SSD, the M.2-based RD400, along with the 512GB version of their VX500 SATA SSD.

Toshiba OCZ Giveaway Prize Specifications
Capacity RD400
256 GB
512 GB
512 GB
Controller Toshiba TC58NCP070GSB Toshiba TC358790
NAND Toshiba 15nm MLC
Sequential Read 2600 MB/s 2600 MB/s 550 MB/s
Sequential Write 1150 MB/s 1600 MB/s 515 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 210k 190k 92k
Random Write IOPS 140k 120k 64k
Form Factor M.2 2280 single-sided 2.5" SATA
Protocol NVMe 1.1b over PCIe 3.1 x4 AHCI
Write Endurance 148 TB 296 TB 296 TB
Warranty 5 years

The giveaway is running through April 24th. You can find the full details for entering the giveaway over on the storage section of our forums.

Source: AnandTech Forums

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  • ddriver - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - link

    "make the site unloadable with adblock running" - might as well pull the plug LOL
  • Murloc - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - link

    Purch has local websites (mostly tom's hardware) in many countries so it just takes some will power to contact each team and ask them to sort out the local stuff, without lawyers.
  • Reflex - Thursday, April 20, 2017 - link

    No, it takes time and resources, and the OEM behind the giveaway may not be interested in participating since these giveaways are part of their marketing effort which is likely a regional team. Chances are high that if OCZ wants to do a giveaway in, say, Germany, they will approach Purch and ask them to advertise the giveaway on the sites that are popular there, such as Tom's Hardware.

    Anandtech's audience is mostly based in the US, and is part of marketing plans for companies that want to sell to the US market. If they want to reach Germans and others, they will do giveaways on the regional sites popular there, rather than going through a lot of effort to include those regions on websites with few visitors from there.
  • Samus - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - link

    USA USA USA /homer
  • Murloc - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - link

    it's not written anywhere in the post or the widget
  • Devilsmurfau - Thursday, April 20, 2017 - link

    Logged back in to specifically thank you !
  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - link

    Hey, OCZ drives are finally selling at their true market value: you cant even give em away!
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - link

    I'd happily accept a VX500 for free since I'm using a 240GB Patriot Torch Pro in my laptop and though it's been working well for me, there's nothing wrong with more storage space.
  • Sivar - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - link

    I have an OCZ Vertex 4 and two Vector's that have never given me a problem, and I drive them hard.
    I'll admit all my boot drives are always Intel SSDs, though.
    OCZ's failure problems are over, and Toshiba is doing a good job.
  • shabby - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - link

    Where's the review?

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