Wednesday, October 7th 2009

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

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.”
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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35 Comments on OCZ Announces the Z-Drive m84 PCI-Express Bootable SSD

#1
Fx
poo417 said:
So if these can be used as a boot drive (a first for a pcie i think) I would be very interested to know how fast windows boots now! Vista 2 1/2 days :laugh: and windows 7 must be under 10 seconds. Crysis will still take as long as it likes to level load. Looks very nice though. Time to think about selling my velo rap raid ;)
good luck on that. I waited a little too long and took a 60% loss from $300
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pr0n Inspector
It's basically raid card + a bunch of SSD's in one package.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
pr0n Inspector said:
It's basically raid card + a bunch of SSD's in one package.
yup. but it works, and it works FAST :D
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#4
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
I would love to see this in an affordable package.... do want... do waaannt :D
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#5
Wile E
Power User
Can we SLI them? :D
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
Wile E said:
Can we SLI them? :D
:slap:
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Mussels said:
:slap:
What? You know you want to.
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#8
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
DaMulta said:
SSD drives are about the same cost as they were last year.....which sucks for us.
i agree it blows but at the same time i think its because in the past year they have fixed all the bugs given us more capacity and made read/write faster...give it another year / year and 1/2 and the prices will plummet when their isn't much more to do to them other than increase size.
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#10
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I was really hoping that these would not be as pricy as they are. I was thinking in the lines of 500 dollars. Too bad, soo sad I be about it.
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