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OCZ Demo's 1TB SSD RAID-0 PCIe x8

Z-Drive hits 712MB/s read

By Zac O'Vadka on Mar 3, 2009 10:09 pm CST - 0 mins, 26 secs reading time

OCZ is demoing the Z-Drive at CeBIT this year. The 1TB drive puts four 256GB MCL SSD's in a RAID-0 array and uses a PCIe X8 connection.

OCZ 1TB Z-Drive on display at CeBIT



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The drive has a total of 256MB of cache. The ASUS P6T motherboard they have it in is showing off 712MB/s for read operations and 500MB/s for write operations, all with nearly a zero access time. Once it hits the shelves you can except to drop about $1500 on the unit.

Zac O'Vadka

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Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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