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OCZ finally ships its PCIe SSD, Z-Drive

By Matthew
Sep 17, 2009
  1. Showcased earlier this year at CeBIT and officially introduced in April, OCZ is finally shipping its Z-Drive. Curiously, this news comes at about the same time Super Talent introduced its 2TB RAIDDrive -- call it a coincidence if you want. The Z-Drive houses four SSDs linked via RAID 0 and uses the PCI-Express x8 interface.

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +176

    Question still remains: Is it bootable? No-one seems to know for sure. On Hard forums etc people say "I can't see why not" but that is not the same as "Yes it does".
    Considering the market OCZ targets, I'm surprised they don't actually state it. As it would be a selling point, I'd have to assume it can't be used as a bootable device, otherwise they would have said so (until someone actually does it!).
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    For what it's worth Darth Shiv, if you click the article's second link (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/pci-e_solid_state_drives) it will take you to a page with both products.

    Both products have the following listed as features: "For use as primary boot drive or data storage." Also, the SLC (e84) version says the following in its description: "This proprietary SSD is bootable..."
     
  4. Funkmesideways

    Funkmesideways TS Rookie

    I'd love to have a go with one of these and see what a difference it would make in my everyday computer use and gaming. Will have to wait for the market to go mainstream though I guess (price would be an issue for me)
     
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,442   +503 Staff Member

    Yes it is BOOTABLE!
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    :) Thanks for providing further confirmation Steve.
     
  7. thomasxstewart

    thomasxstewart TS Rookie

    10,000 IOPS Is Lousy number. especially for price. THIS IS MISTAKE BOARD.
    Intel SSd has 25,000 IOPS & Cheaper by long shot,ALTHOUGH MUCH Slower. So somewhere rating system is goofed up as 10,000 IOPS & 800 Mb/s are NOT same thing in todays terms. Hot pci-e cards get up to 125,000 IOPS at same price & twice speed or more.
    Signed:pHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.
     
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +176

    Ah excellent. Thanks for that.
     
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +176

    For reference, I was thrown by the fact that the p84 does not have the statement "This proprietry SSD is bootable..." but I did not originally see "For use as primary boot drive or data storage" on the feature summary.
     
  10. So where can we get this intel SSD with 25.000 iops for the same price with better performance???
     
  11. yes it does boot the OS, i am sure
     
     
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