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OCZ Technology, a leading supplier of premium class DRAM- and flash-based products, this week unveiled the world’s highest-performance storage device for advanced desktops or workstations. OCZ’s Z Drive is a 1TB solid-state drive (SSDs) that offers unprecedented level of performance, but will come at a very high price.

OCZ Z Drive 1TB plugs into PCI Express x8 slot and features four 256GB multi-level cell (MLC) flash-based SSDs in RAID mode, which ensures read speed of up to 600MB/s and write speed of up to 500MB/s (sustained rates should be lower). Besides, to ensure blazing speed, the Z Drive sports 256MB of ECC DDR2 memory local cache.

The high-performance high-capacity SSD from OCZ is first of its kind: currently there are no PCI Express x4 storage devices, at least on the consumer market. Obviously, other makers of SSDs will follow shortly, though, positioning of OCZ’s Z Drive as a premium storage solutions will hardly leave a lot of space for many makers on the market.

“Definitely for the high-end crowd, the Z Drive won't come cheap but will offer incredible performance numbers for unsurpassable system functioning and response,” claims the manufacturer.

Based on preliminary estimates, OCZ 1TB Z Drive should cost $1500 - $2000.

Tags: OCZ, SSD, Z Drive

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When is the first review?
0 0 [Posted by: Janissary  | Date: 03/05/09 11:30:34 PM]
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That is one sexy drive. If this comes out in that price range, there is going to be a lot of companies who will have no choice but to lower their prices. This would have space like no other. This would have cache like no other. This would have read/write speeds like no other. Even blowing harddrives out of the water. Last I saw, there are STILL 32GB SSDs at that price range.

Now if they can get a lower price and get this into the $200-$500 market, they would really put a lot of pressure on a wider market price than just what they're in now.

I look forward to seeing testing done onto this.
0 0 [Posted by: Kelpie  | Date: 03/07/09 03:30:05 PM]
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