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OCZ Technology Launches Next Generation Z-Drive R4 PCI Express Solid State Storage

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the release of Z-Drive Revision 4 (R4) PCI Express (PCIe) storage solutions designed to dramatically accelerate enterprise applications and significantly reduce total cost of ownership in the data center. The Z-Drive R4 product line features OCZ’s second generation proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0, providing the utmost in performance, flexibility, durability and enhanced reliability features, allowing data centers, for the first time, to rely on a PCIe-based SSD as their primary tier one storage solution.

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wow this is something unique, but the evolution of these components has no end, are updated too fast.
 
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Phenomenal.

However, I would ALSO like to see an SSD at half the speed half the price rather than double the speed double the price. ;)
 

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Phenomenal.

However, I would ALSO like to see an SSD at half the speed half the price rather than double the speed double the price. ;)
well said
 
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wow this is something unique, but the evolution of these components has no end, are updated too fast.
There's no such thing as "too fast" in this industry, little fella. It's more like "WAY too slow" (damn GPU's still stuck at 40nm? Come on, TSMC!) There's always someone out there who needs more speed for whatever computing project they're working on.
 
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There's no such thing as "too fast" in this industry, little fella. It's more like "WAY too slow" (damn GPU's still stuck at 40nm? Come on, TSMC!) There's always someone out there who needs more speed for whatever computing project they're working on.
Many of these new drives from OCZ are in fact too fast for most users. There will be hardware bottlenecks in some cases and if not...there is more speed on tap than most people could possibly use. Many cars can go 130+mph but not many people drive them that fast.
 
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Many cars are advertised to go 130 MPH+, but few make it and sustain it for more than 30 seconds before it rattles itself out of control, the wheels come off, etc. etc. etc.

The only unfortunate thing about this is that I've seen people commenting that reliability is not a strong point of this card. So, it can perform very well, but back-ups are just as important here.
 
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My 1989 Honda CRX was able to sustain a top speed of 124mph(I ran out of gear and RPM for a long period of time without it falling apart :) Reliability is definitely something to consider, I've read that SSD are more reliable than HD because there is no mechanical parts to fail BUT it definitely makes sense to back things up if you store valuable data on an SSD, I don't think I would at this point, more for OS and a game or something along those lines.
 
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