Saturday, April 18th 2009

OCZ Technology Introduces MiniPCI–Express Solid State Drives

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled their first miniPCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, the affordable flash-based storage option to significantly increase the capacity for netbooks. For on the go computing professionals and students looking for an ideal storage upgrade on their ultra-portable platforms, the OCZ miniPCI-E SSD is the cost effective alternative to traditional standard storage drives as a reliable upgrade on mobile systems.


“We have developed this small form factor SSD product to ensure we are covering as many end-user solid state storage needs as possible,” commented Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at the OCZ technology Group. “With the addition of the Mini PCI-Express series to our SSD line-up, OCZ is enabling those owners of compatible UMPC and Netbook solutions to experience the quieter, cooler, and more durable alternative to traditional notebook hard drives.”

Offering your notebook the benefits of flash-based technology, The OCZ miniPCI-E delivers the reliability and silent operation of SSDs in a smaller form factor, and will be available in both SATA and PATA interfaces. Notebook upgraders can choose either the SATA version that delivers a fast 110 MB/s read and 51 MB/s write speed, or the PATA upgrade that features a maximum 45MB/sec read and 35MB/sec write speeds. Ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing to extend battery life by lowering power consumption, inproving access time, and providing an alternative to conventional hard disc drives, the OCZ miniPCI-E drive offers not only superior shock resistance but also quiet operation whether at home or on-the-go.

Compatible with the Windows XP, Vista®, and 7, and Mac OSX 10 and above, the OCZ miniPCI-E is an excellent upgrade to expand the storage capability of your netbook with ample capacities of 16GB and 32GB. All OCZ miniPCI-E drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ’s exemplary service and support.

For more information on the OCZ miniPCI-Express SSD (SATA), please click here.

For more information on the OCZ miniPCI-Express SSD (PATA), please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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12 Comments on OCZ Technology Introduces MiniPCI–Express Solid State Drives

#1
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I approve of this. I wish to see this in pci-e x1 desktop form so I can run my pagefile off of it
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#2
Atom_Anti
I am very interesting about SSDs, but now I do not understand what are the differences between the Pata and Sata drives if these are connecting with miniPCI-Express...?
Can I use the faster Sata version in my Dell latitude D610 with miniPCI-express?
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#3
7mm
by: Atom_Anti
I am very interesting about SSDs, but now I do not understand what are the differences between the Pata and Sata drives if these are connecting with miniPCI-Express...?
Can I use the faster Sata version in my Dell latitude D610 with miniPCI-express?
Yeah..., got same confusion :confused: here mate! But I guess, it'll be some time before SSD replaces current storage solutions :rolleyes: . Thanx for the post "malware" .
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#5
Haytch
Sexy, but im with hat on the pci-e x1 slot.
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#6
Baum
that in a laptop pci-x slot would rock as a ssd drive ;-P
is it available from amazon? i would give it a try then
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#7
hv43082
Too bad they don't seem to fit my Dell mini 9.
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Atom_Anti
by: hv43082
Too bad they don't seem to fit my Dell mini 9.
Yeah it is too bad, they don`t seem to fit my Dell Latitude D610 either:banghead:.
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#9
Selene
yea this would rock if it were PCI-E x1, I have an open slot above my video card and this would be great.
I realy would like to move to a SSD for my OS, as for page file, Im not runing one, ever sence i moved to 8gigs of ram I have turned it off.
But if I had some thing like this that I could run the page file on, then I could remove some ram so I could OC better and still get the best from both I think.
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#10
Mussels
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Im confused as to why a PCI-E SSD is SATA and IDE, so two things come to mind.


1. its a PCI-E 1x card, and that info was copy pasted by accident somewhere along the line, and shouldnt be there.

2. By mini PCI-E, they mean some form of standardised size inside laptops. it still runs off SATA/IDE, but can fit inside a slot normally reseved for mini PCI-E cards (i find this unlikely, as IDE cables, even laptop ones, seem too big)
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#11
hv43082
Compared to their counterpart Runcore SSD, this one is just too slow. It better be around $40-50 for the 16GB model.
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#12
caleb
This is good news for Router/OpenWRT users :) A router with a SSD inside that will be leet.
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