Thursday, April 23rd 2009

OCZ Technology Z-Drive Spotted, Offered in Three Versions

At CeBIT in Hanover, Germany OCZ Technology showcased Z-Drive - a PCI-E x8 storage device on a 245 mm x 124mm x 22 mm board that boasts up to four 256 GB (MLC-equipped) solid-state drives in a RAID 0 setup and delivers some excellent read/write speeds. It seems that the drives are already on the market, and among the first to sell them is the French e-tailer Materiel, which currently offers three versions of the Z-Drive:
  • Z-Drive 1 Go PCI-Express 8x - 1 TB version thanks to 4x256 GB MLC SSDs in RAID0, 256 MB on-board data buffer, features up to 500 MB/s read speed and up to 470 MB/s write speed, price tag - 3,399.99 Euro
  • Z-Drive 500 Go PCI-Express 8x - 500 GB version (2x256 GB MLC SSDs), offers up to 510 MB/s read speed and up to 480 MB/s write speed (faster than the 1 TB model), price tag - 2,199.99 Euro
  • Z-Drive 250 Go PCI-Express 8x - 250 GB version probably from a single MLC SSD that offers up to 450 MB/s read speed and up to 300 MB/s write speed for 1,399.99 Euro
Direct link to the French e-tailer Materiel is here.Source: Guru3D
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6 Comments on OCZ Technology Z-Drive Spotted, Offered in Three Versions

#1
tzitzibp
@malware thanks for the info!

we are in the process of upgrading local servers at the bank I work and this could be a super choice. I 'll inform IT people!:)

wish I could afford even the 250gb disk!:ohwell:
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Mussels
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for server use, these things are the bomb.

every ISP needs the 1TB version for a proxy cache :D (and cache P2P in it as well)
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#3
tzitzibp
by: Mussels
for server use, these things are the bomb.
thats what I thought!
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#4
PCpraiser100
These things are awesome for servers and folding rigs. But I'm still waiting for prices to get lower. But 1300+ is a good price for right now.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
holy sh**! 3400eur for 1 tb!!
Wish I was Bill Gates:(
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