OCZ to begin mass producing its Z-Drive PCI-e SSD line

By Jos · 19 replies
Apr 7, 2010
  1. After showing off their last generation Z-Drive back in January at CES, OCZ has finally announced plans to begin mass producing these absurdly fast and expensive storage devices. Geared towards enterprise use, the Z-Drive uses a PCI x8 interface, replaceable MLC NAND flash modules arranged in a RAID0 configuration for a 512GB to 2TB capacity range, up to eight Indilinx controllers, and features peak read and write speeds of up to 1.4GB/s.

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  2. Tizzlejack

    Tizzlejack TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Any speculation if the release of these will drive down the prices of SATA versions?
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I though they had abandoned this concept when they released SSD drives. Glad to see they didn't.
  4. theoscentral

    theoscentral TS Rookie Posts: 17

  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    *drool*... now *that* is a good boot drive :)
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    These cards prove the SATA 6.0Gbps standard is a far too small step forward for a next gen.
  7. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 101   +10

    Our host system at work could do with one of these babies....
  8. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    this is the future of storage, but price factor would make it for a niche market.

    I can't wait to be a billionaire ;) ... i'll certainly have these in my future gaming rigs LOL!

  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +1,096

    At the price i think they're going to sell i don't think they'll influence SATA drives at all.
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Yeah - lets see if that works first though. I havn't seen a PCIe based SSD that can be used as a boot drive yet - so i doubt this one will work for that. If it could that would be great though :)
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Guess i have to correct myself - it looks like these are planed to be bootable. Pays to check first :)
  12. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

  13. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    That's it? I'm gonna raid 4 of them.
  14. Skout

    Skout TS Rookie

    Only $10k for 2TB of flash? I thought they said these were going to be expensive!!
  15. Looks like SSD's just hit mainstream. Mark the date and time.
  16. Armanian

    Armanian TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +19

    Are some of you having a laugh, 10k is a bloody lot. I can't even find the money to buy all the components for a 3k computer system.

    10k for 1 component, wow, i guess some of you on here much be loaded. I wonder what life is like for those who can a component like this for 10k.
  17. Only $10,270? That's pretty cheap. I thought it would cost at least $10,271.
  18. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    You know... This product reminds me of my old trusty Amiga, and how I could partition the memory to a RAD: recoverable RAM drive and throw the OS on that for near-instant boots and reboots... Oh, those were the days!

    I can just imagine what something like this OCZ unit could do for a PC's performance with the OS loaded resident on such a screaming fast piece of hardware. And it begs the question: Is it still considered a "virtual memory" page file when it's actually ON memory? Doesn't it kind of become some kind of oxymoron or logic loop? Oh man, maybe THAT is what causes the world to end in 2012! ;)
  19. LOL
  20. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    It could always be worse...it could cost $10,272!
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