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OCZ Shows JetExpress PCIe SSD at CES 2015

JetExpress is ready for a test flight. PCIe 3.0 x4 means the sky is the limit
By: Chris Ramseyer | Storage News | Posted: Jan 9, 2015 11:23 pm

CES 2015 - OCZ Storage Solutions had two upcoming products in the suite at CES 2015 that we want to talk about today.

 

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The first is known as JetExpress, a native PCIe 3.0 x4 solution that may appear in three form factors, M.2 (as shown), SFF-8639 and even a 2.5" AHCI SATA model. Given the AHCI SATA connection, the controller will be able to detect connection rates and negotiate with the system based on the connection method.

 

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The model number on the controller tells us quite a bit. JX should stand for JetExpress, 1600 could be a connection rate or performance specification such as 1600 MB/s for the first model. M00 was used on early versions of the Barefoot 3 to the first version (OCZ also has an M10 second generation model for lower power consumption and slightly less performance).

 

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OCZ didn't provided a lot of information or roadmap but I suspect we'll hear a little more at CEBIT and hopefully we'll get some hands-on action by Computex in June.

 

Cross your fingers because PCIe 3.0 x4 provides up to 32Gb/s of throughput performance! We don't expect early PCIe 3.0 x4 products to saturate the bus right out of the gate but unlike SATA 6Gb/s, the innerconnect will provide headroom for future performance growth.

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