CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-160984) and Form S-8 (No. 333-167171, No. 333-159165, No. 333-150850, No. 333-145436, No. 333-136505,
No. 333-124387, No. 333-114279, No. 333-105422, No. 333-85832, No. 333-55256 and No. 333-46894) of STEC, Inc. of our report dated February 22, 2011 relating to the financial statements and the effectiveness of internal
control over financial reporting, which appears in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
|/S/ PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP|
Orange County, California
February 22, 2011