Besides just offering the normal SATA SSD’s OCZ also offers PCI Express solid state drives. The first mainstream drive is the Z-Drive m84. This drive is based off the Indilinx controller and supports RAID 0 and is bootable. This drive has a max read of 870MB/s and a max write of 780MB/s. So you can see the advantage of using a PCIe SSD over the normal SATA SSD’s. This drive will be offered in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB versions. OCZ also has an SLC version of this drive called the Z-Drive e84. The only difference is the speeds which are max read 800MB/s and max write 750MB/s.
Now for something that is really targeted towards enterprise is the Z-Drive p88. This drive is crazy! The unofficial specs are max read of 1.30GB/s and a max write of 1.2GB/s, now that is fast! OCZ will be offering this drive in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB versions. What’s really cool about this drive is that the actual memory modules are removable, much like laptop memory. So if a stick goes bad you can just replace it rather than replacing the entire unit. OCZ tells us they are the only ones in the industry doing this.
Another cool thing that OCZ is working on for the enterprise sector is SAS drives. They had a large SAS device and drive system that was currently in a prototype stage.
USB 3.0 SSD
USB 3.0 seems to be one of the more popular things at this year’s CES. OCZ has always been a company to keep up with current trends and technology so they have a USB 3.0 solid state drive. This external SSD is one the first external USB 3.0 SSD’s that we have seen and it looks pretty cool too! The preliminary specs on it are a max read of 215MB/s and a max write of 175MB/s. OCZ will be offering this drive in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB versions.
OCZ had 2 new power supplies on display. First is the Fatal1ty 750W power supply. This new power supply features a single dedicated 12V rail, ultra-quite 135mm red LED fan, 85% efficiency with an 80PLUS bronze rating and really cool low profile modular cables that will help with airflow inside of your case.
On the PC Power & Cooling side of things they have refreshed the Silencer line with the Silencer MK II. As the name states this power supply is meant to be very quiet, but still offer great performance. To quiet things down they have implemented a thermally-controlled 135mm fan and extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple. This power supply also features the dedicated single 12V rail and an 80PLUS silver rating.
Jan 30, 2015 0