OWC Embraces PCIe and miniSAS

OWC Embraces PCIe and miniSAS.

Published Sun, Jan 15 2012 2:50 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

CES 2012 - Cameron is still in Vegas for a couple of more days but I darted back home to coach youth basketball. After spending the last two days of CES in a steak coma I'm ready to get back to work and finish up the CES coverage. The show was really good this year with more than 152,000 visitors and more than 20,000 products launched.

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OWC (macsales.com) was exhibiting on the show floor with a booth that was absolutely jam packed with enthusiasts. Industry insider Andy Marken from Marken Communications personally gave us the tour. The first stop of the day tipped up a little PCIe action. Here we see a new OWC PCIe SSD that uses a Marvell RAID controller and four custom SandForce SF-2281 controlled SSDs. Each SSD uses Toshiba NAND flash and different capacity sizes should be available. The capacity will ramp up quickly with four slots. The Marvell controller supports several different levels of RAID including 0,1,5 and 10. Performance will only be limited by the PCIe 2.0 4 lane link so we are expecting some amazing performance out of this product.

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OWC is also venturing into the miniSAS market with new external drive systems from the Jupiter product family.

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Jupiter also extends into the rackmount arena. Who wouldn't want a rack full of cool blue storage?

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