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Friday, April 24, 2009
OCZ Technology Announces 1TB Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD for Enthusiasts


OCZ Technology today unveiled the Z-Drive, a PCI-Express based SSD solution designed to meet the stringent demands of enthusiast computing environments and high-end workstations.

First debuted at Cebit 2009 in Germany, the Z-Drive is the latest premium solid state storage solution from OCZ.

"Designed for ultra high performance consumers, the Z-Drive takes the SATA bottleneck out of the equation by employing the ultra fast PCI-Express architecture with a RAID controller and four Vertex controllers configured in four-way RAID 0 within an all-in-one product, making this solution ideal for applications that put a premium on both storage performance and maximum capacity," said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Management at the OCZ Technology.



The Z-Drive is based on PCI Express architecture that breaks through the performance barriers previously found with SATA interface. Offering an enthusiast grade storage upgrade from traditional hard disc drives, OCZ?s Z-Drive utilizes a combined 256MB of local cache and an onboard RAID controller.

These drives feature speeds up to 510MB/s read and 480MB/s write, all while delivering lowered power consumption, ultra-fast data access, durability, and lower cost per ownership compared to conventional hard drives when factoring in the need for multiple drives and a separate RAID controller. In configurations of 250GB, 500GB, and massive 1TB capacities and priced aggressively to be within reach of high end consumers, the OCZ Z-Drive offers ample room to create a high performance storage array for enthusiast high performance systems.

Specifications

Available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities
256MB Onboard Cache
Onboard RAID Controller
PCI-Express interface (x4)
245mm x 124mm x 22mm
MTBF 1.5 million hours
2 year warranty
OS Compatibility: Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, Mac OS X 10 and Above

250GB
Max Performance
Read: Up to 450 MB/s
Write: Up to 300MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 200MB/s

500GB
Max Performance
Read: Up to 510 MB/s
Write: Up to 480MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 200MB/s

1TB
Max Performance
Read: Up to 500 MB/s
Write: Up to 470MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 200MB/s


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