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OCZ Z-Drive R2 P88 PCI Express Solid State Drive – Ludicrous Speed SSD


OCZ has just announced the OCZ Z Drive R2 family of PCI-Express Solid State Drives and just wow. They’re aimed at enterprises (business not starship) but they’re packing some serious specs. They come in 0.5, 1 and 2 TB capacities but they can read and write at up to 1.4GB/s with a sustained write speed of up to 950MB/s. The 512GB is a little slower.

Each drive has 8 SATA controllers and there’s an onboard RAID controller. Best of all, the SSDs can be removed from the board and swapped out, or upgraded as required. OCZ haven’t named a price yet, but you probably won’t be able to stick these in your home theatre PC.

The innovative Z-Drive p88 R2 SSD maximizes bandwidth by taking the SATA bottleneck out of the equation and utilizes the speed advantages of the PCI-Express interface. Unlike competing solutions, the Z-Drive family is bootable and with 8 PCI-E lanes and an eight-way RAID 0 configuration, the R2 delivers performance ideal for enterprise applications that are limited by HDD technology. What also makes the R2 especially exceptional is the use of interchangeable modules in the place of permanent, surface-mounted NAND; this unique feature-set is designed to make the Z-Drive field-serviceable and field-upgradeable.

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