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patroutman 1228 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 29, 2014 11:47 PM Member since: Feb 5, 2007
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  • patroutman by patroutman Apr 24, 2012 1:28 PM Flag

    Ha ha. I often forget that I own this stock, then I see that one of my stocks is up 20% and get all excited only to realize that it is Franklin...

    I still have some hope for them, but at this point I need a lot more than 20% just to get back to even.

    Hopefully things are ramping up again and we'll here some news about new products and new partnerships, etc. No reason we shouldn't see 5 or more if they can show us some consistency.

  • Folks - Please start sending emails asking them to consider renaming the company to something a little more sexy and relevant. As silly as it is, it would make a big difference. IO seems to be catchy, but really anything would be better than OCZ.
    Enterprise IO
    PureSpeed IO

    Something, anything, just not OCZ.

    I bet the stock would take off. Stupid, but likely.

    I am buying this company. I like Fusion IO better for their high end products, but there is a place for OCZ as well. I just don't see how either of these companies stay stand alone for very long. This is the future of servers and even consumer based devices. Spindles and RPMs are very 1990ish.

  • Reply to

    Do hotspots cause more cancer than smartphones?

    by jail_4_ceo Apr 11, 2012 1:05 PM
    patroutman patroutman Apr 23, 2012 2:57 PM Flag

    Don't keep your "hot spot" in your front pocket and it won't be a big deal. However, it is a great way to pick up ladies on the bus.

  • Any folks who are on the design side or engineering side, do you have a feel for the value of OCZ's technology? What is the barrier to entry at this point for the others who do not have this technology in pocket?
    For example, would Seagate and WD be best suited to buy OCZ, or just create their own competing products?
    It seems like other folks are coming out of the Woodwork with SSD and PCIe storage, but clearly all storage is not created equal. In addition it seems like it is more the software, firmware, and controlers that add the real value.

    Anyway, I am sure this has been talked about before, but just looking for some fresh insight and opinions.

    I really feel like this company is a screaming buy, but I am wondering what I am missing.

  • Reply to

    u guys wasting money on ocz

    by masenz9343 Apr 16, 2012 8:59 AM
    patroutman patroutman Apr 16, 2012 3:30 PM Flag

    I like QDOBA, and at this point, I'd rather own JACK that CMG. If value is what you are looking for, JACK is where you want your money.

    Yes, you should own some FIO, but why not grab some OCZ too. They are different enough to make it worth owning both.

    Would you say that folks were fools for buying some AAPL back in 1999 when MSFT was ruling the world? Maybe AAPL wasn't even second best back then, but fast forward 15 years and I'd say you would be pretty glad you owned some.

  • patroutman by patroutman Apr 12, 2012 3:23 PM Flag

    I will be the guy who has no shame and asks...

    What is TLC?

    Can someone give a simple explanation?

    Thank you!

  • Reply to

    Verizon Store said "jetpack" sales are strong

    by patroutman Apr 11, 2012 5:03 PM
    patroutman patroutman Apr 12, 2012 12:34 PM Flag

    Umm, I was just giving you some info I got verbally from the girl that works in a local Verizon Store.

    I can't really give you a link to that.

    Why don't you do something useful and call your local store and ask them how their Jetpack Sales have been?

    Once I have something linkable for you, it will be too late because the big boys will already have reacted. You need to be ahead of them.

  • Looks like the now call the Mifi Device Jetpack.
    I was sort of surprised when the girl said the sales of the devices has been "strong". But that is what she said.
    Hopefully that is the case in all the stores.

  • Reply to

    reasonable short thesis from a long ocz

    by duc11nguyen Apr 11, 2012 2:31 AM
    patroutman patroutman Apr 11, 2012 10:47 AM Flag

    Everyone keeps talking about stealing market share and other folks entering the same space, etc.
    The one thing folks don't seem to be talking about is that even if there are now other companies tapping into OCZ's piece of the pie, this piece of pie keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. So much so that OCZ should be able to continue to grow nicely even with the competition.

    OCZ is in a nice place if they can continue to get better and deliver solid and innovative products.

  • We'll see what happens, but I bought some today as a potential trade. I hope I timed it right.
    May consider holding depending on what goes on in the overall market. I like FIO a bit more as a longer term hold, but where FIO is going to see more pricing pressure, OCZ may be able to grab more of FIO's current market share.

    What are others thinking about this sell off?

  • Reply to


    by tungla2000 Apr 3, 2012 9:38 AM
    patroutman patroutman Apr 3, 2012 10:25 AM Flag

    I think your keyboard is broken.
    Good luck with your ONE.TO, maybe you'll get another spike up to 2.

    I am more interested to see which company DELL buys. Will it be LOGM or one of the non public companies like Fuze, imeet, anymeeting, etc?

  • I use LOGM for a lot of things and I never need their pay products? Makes me wonder if they are not giving too much away for free. Also, makes me wonder what makes folks move from the free products to the pay products?

    I feel like we haven't heard much of anything new or exicting from these guys in the sense of something that will result in shareholder value.

    I still think these guys would make a good buyout for someone, but as the days go by I am less and less sure.

    Trying to figure out why to hold this into the future? Still for the AAPL iPad stuff? Something else? Or is it just time to sell?

  • patroutman by patroutman Mar 12, 2012 2:31 PM Flag

    If you have the time to trade this stock in either direction, you can make so much money.

    Folks should really pay some attention to Sara Lee and what they have going on. JVA could be looking might tasty when they let that hungry eagle out of the cage. Tea Forte was one of their last snacks, but coffee is hotting than tea as of right now.

  • Reply to

    Listen to Woz's words...

    by patroutman Mar 2, 2012 10:52 AM
    patroutman patroutman Mar 2, 2012 10:55 AM Flag

    Last thought...

    Or AAPL is buying FIO

    Thus the "we"

  • patroutman by patroutman Mar 2, 2012 10:52 AM Flag

    Let's face it, he isn't that smooth.

    Let's face it, he doesn't work for AAPL.

    However he does work for FIO and when he is saying "we" about apple TV, who do you think he is talking about?

    Clearly AAPL TV is coming and Woz knows about it, not because they are sharing info with him due to his AAPL history, but because he is involved via FIO.

    FIO is building the infrastructure Apple TV is going to be running on.
    Look on YouTube where at the trade shows Fusion IO is powering like 100,000 videos from one IOMemory Card.

  • Reply to

    Share repurchase plan

    by kentw007 Feb 10, 2012 11:15 AM
    patroutman patroutman Feb 29, 2012 2:38 PM Flag

    Buying back the shares will help close the discount gap and should also "increase" our payment in the sense that now the fund is paying itself the dividends reaped from the discounted shares it just bought.

    This is easier for them to commit to than trying to raise the dividend by actually doing their jobs.

  • I know FIO has better products, but I wish FIO wasn't quite as techy as they are and would talk more in terms that everyone could understand. I see simple PR's from OCZ like this:

    As part of this launch, OCZ will be arranging live demonstrations on-site with enterprise customers to showcase how data can be accessed by virtual machines up to 25 times faster than a traditional SAN alone, while also allowing seamless migration of virtual machines from one physical host to another without loss of access to the flash cache or a cliff-like performance drop. As an example, in virtual desktop infrastructure, VXL and the Z-Drive R4's flash based storage is able to complete boot storms of hundreds or even thousands of users significantly faster than what is achievable with typical SAN storage.

    And it just makes sense. They don't use fancy names or new names for their technology. And the fact that they will demo their products onsite is HUGE! Once you see it, you will buy it. FIO needs to get this happening as well. It will help them land more of the average Enterprise folks vs. just the huge companies.

    Anyway, just my 1 cent.

  • Reply to

    VZ - now pusing Samsung Devices

    by patroutman Feb 15, 2012 10:06 AM
    patroutman patroutman Feb 17, 2012 10:45 AM Flag

    Yes, that was the part.
    Thanks for your kind help.

  • I was on a call with the head of the CSP program (montly licensing for hosting folks using Citrix products to deliver software as a service SaaS, or Infrastructure as a Service IaaS, and it sounds like things are on fire. He said they have over 200,000 montly licenses (between $6 and $10 per license per month), and it is growing at double digit percentages month over month. That is good reoccuring revenue from the legacy products in new offering.
    Folks are using CSP to delvier Full Desktops, single applications, or whatever. Some firms are completely getting ride of their own internal systems and just using hosted solutions in the Cloud Powered by Citrix (and maybe some VMW and MSFT).
    Cloudstack could get real interesting real fast too. keep your eyes on it. That could put us into the realms of AMZN, RAX and the likes, but even better because Citrix has a the best and most mature way to delvier.

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