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2011-09-27T11:58:10Z

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Performance PreviewToday, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same SuperScale Storage Accelerator, and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board. As the old saying goes, let the games begin!

OCZ Z-Drive R4 Performance Preview

 

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rapid1
2011-09-27T12:31:48Z

Wow, there is not much else to say but Wow!

OptimusPrimeTime
2011-09-27T12:46:43Z

"I'll keep dreaming about this"

Drake_McNasty
2011-09-27T13:39:20Z

Yep this looks like a crazy card, you have to pay to play! I wonder if they will start to package these cards with single slot custom coolers/fans in the future.

Inspector
2011-09-27T15:57:05Z

Why must you guys tease us? Should really consider giving one of these away for a contest 😉 lol

Marco C
2011-09-27T16:18:26Z

@Inspector - We would LOVE to give away a stack of these things. Not sure we could get OCZ to sponsor them though. :)

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2011-09-27T16:28:03Z

Preview? You mean we can't even buy this awesome SSD card now???

I wonder how much it's going to cost when it released; I have my bets down on "a really, really lot."

OptimusPrimeTime
2011-09-27T17:17:45Z

$5 - $7 per GB - Final MSRP still TBD: 1.6TB = 1 638.4GB

@$5 = $8,192

@$6 = $9,830

@$7 = $11,469

"OUCH"

sonicacorn
2011-09-27T18:16:48Z

These with IBM's multi level cpus that they are working on would be instant or near instant computing?

ThunderBird
2011-09-27T18:29:42Z

Data centers are going to love this thing.

Insane specs for sure.

jonation
2011-09-28T22:47:04Z

yep. my jaw has been hanging round me feet since this post.

ADelgado
2011-09-30T01:02:59Z

when this hits the 200$ mark then we talk, silicon and transistors are overpriced

slugbug
2011-10-02T20:54:20Z

Maybe when I win the lottery...

Jajuka
2011-10-06T00:54:40Z

If I was rich, I'd buy 2 and put them in RAID 0. Or maybe RAID 10 to be safe. :)

Super Dave
2011-10-16T02:18:30Z

Hot diggity - PCI express SSD ftw! I can't wait for this technology to become mainstream and CHEAP!