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OCZ Announces the Z-Drive m84 PCI-Express Bootable SSD

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  1. btarunr

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    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the Z-Drive m84, a PCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) designed to offer the performance of OCZ’s Z-Drive product line to enthusiasts for a more affordable price point and availability in the mainstream market segment versus the enterprise channel. The Z-Drive m84 is the answer to the demand from end-users to have access to this state-of-the-art storage solution.

    “The OCZ m84 Z-Drive is the newest addition to our line of PCI-E solid state drives and is designed to offer consumers a high performance yet aggressively priced solid state solution,” said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “While the previously released p84 and e84 Z-Drives were intended specifically for enterprise applications, the m84 delivers much of the same performance but at a price point that is competitive with standard SSD drives. This is the first time that such a high performance PCI-E based SSD that is optimized for media editing, gaming, and workstation productivity, has been so within the reach of power users.”

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    With cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) NAND and a bootable internal RAID 0 configuration, the Z-Drive m84 is ideal for desktop enthusiasts seeking plug and play solid state technology. By taking the SATA bottleneck out of the equation with a high-speed PCI-Express interface, the Z-Drive m84 pushes the performance barrier future than competing mainstream SATA-based SSD products. With speeds up to 750MB/s read and 650MB/s write (based on 256GB model), the m84 can accommodate a wider range of applications and computing environments such as video editing and other multi-media creation and management, all while providing lower power consumption, superior durability, and shock resistance compared to traditional rotational-based drives.

    Perfect for bleeding-edge users migrating to SSD solutions but needing ample storage capacity for their workstations or desktops, the m84 is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB (1024GB) models to house a comprehensive collection of applications and files. The Z-Drive m84 comes backed by a leading 3-year warranty and dedicated technical support, ensuring unparalleled peace of mind for your performance investment.

    For more information on the OCZ Z-Drive m84, please visit the product page.
     
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    This looks nice. Still a bit too pricey for me currently, but in a year I'll probably jump in the SSD market.
     
  3. Mussels

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    i'm seeing HDD's getting better and better...


    who doesnt want to run their OS drive off one of these?
     
  4. CharlO New Member

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    Sorry but I don't seem to find the prices nor in the page nor newegg.. Can you post them please? Thxs
     
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    its likely not for sale yet.




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    ^ the information most people will be looking for, is covered here
     
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    Trust me, a 1TB SSD PCI card, we dont have enough room for all the zero's. :laugh:
     
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    When SSD's are maybe only 50% more expensive then HDDs then maybe I'll consider one.

    Until then I'm pretty happy.
     
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    i just like the sound of 700MB/s
     
  9. mechtech

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    what no SLC option...cry :(

    not like I could afford it but yeah should have that option imo
     
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    Sory, thought he saw them :laugh:
     
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    I didn't need to see them to know I can't afford them :)
     
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    Hey, if I got given won for free its not as if I would throw it away heh.
     
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    PCI-EX x1 or X4 support slots, what exactly? Which motherboards support? :)
     
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    Im assuming these are cheaper than the I/O drives? they had 64gb for likve $4999?
     
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    So instead of costing an Arm and a Leg it will cost just an Arm?
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    How much? Maybe 500 for the 250GB lets hope.....

    OK an x2 card and one of these sounds really sweet!
     
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    I wish... lets aim for $995 :(

    p84 256GB is nearly $1400 at the moment.
     
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    It keeps rolling over and over in my head 700MB.....700MB....Oooh want but can't afford.

    One of these would make almost any rig 'seem' fast.
     
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    Me wantee.

    me give 600 euro for 256gb version.

    fast SSD make brain slow with wanting
     
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    wow, I really need this

    the prices are going to be too high but they will come down with time. we should be thankful that there has been so much innovation with storage lately. we have had HDDs for a long time and its time for change
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    This thing would make almost any system epic fucking fast! It would be worth the high amount....I'm just wondering how much it will be. OCZ HAS released things at a low crazy before in the past.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    SSD drives are about the same cost as they were last year.....which sucks for us.
     
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    the price/performance has drastically improved since last year. you have to address both
     
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    I will have it in my future intel core j8 build:D
     
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    nice SSD drive from OCZ, i want the 1TB model too bad i don't have the funds for now argh..

    read and write speed of the m84 looks promising.. pretty damn good drive for OS :D
     
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