Legit Event Reviews
CES 2010: OCZ Vertex 2, Z-Drive P88 and USB 3.0 SSDs
|Product:||OCZ solid state drives (SSDs)|
|Date:||Sun, Jan 10, 2010 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
OCZ Z-Drive p88 PCIe SSD
OCZ is planning a few different PCIe x8 based SSD's, one of which is capable speeds of up to 1400MB/s read and 1500MB/s write! Dubbed the Z-Drive s88, it will be available at 512GB and 1TB.
Pictured above is the Z-Drive p88, it is capable of up to 1300MB/s read and 1200MB/s write. It will also be available in sizes of 512GB and 1TB.
The Z-Drive p88 is a modular design, if you purchase the 512GB drive, the second board can be added later to add more space. While we aren't sure if you'll be able to use higher density Flash it is definitely possible thanks to the thoughtful design.
You might notice that it uses SODIMM slots, but with NAND Flash instead of DRAM. This provides standardization across their line and allows each slot to be replaced when it eventually wears out. It will also allow OCZ to reduce their costs, which means lower cost for us!
Each pair of slots has it's own separate controller, so a 1TB card would have 8 in total.
The controller used is Barefoot, from Indilinx.
OCZ even had a test system on display that was showing off the performance of the OCZ Z-Drive P88 PCIe x8 SSD. The exact system specifications are unknown, but it looks to be a beefy 2P server based system that looked to be of recent make and model.
CrystalDiskMark showed the drive at "only" 580.2MB/s read and 778MB/s write. The results are much lower than what the drive is specified for, but the drive was conditioned and CrystalDiskMark may not reporting the correct results.
ATTO shows some better results, especially at 64MB speeds! We have seen and heard that super fast storage can cause drive benchmarking software to report inaccurate results. The real life performance is very likely to be much better than what these benchmarks might lead you to believe.
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