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Old 24th Apr 2009, 17:02   #1
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OCZ launches PCI-E SSD RAID cards

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...ches-z-cards/1

OCZ announces that its PCI-E Z-Card SSDs have gone into production, with capacities of up to 1TB, although the 1TB model costs 2,640.34.

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Old 24th Apr 2009, 17:09   #2
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Oooo, PCI-E interface. Cool.
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If they made these in low profile PCI sizes, they would be perfect for small HTPC cases and people with a few hundred to blow.
Besides that, it's great to see SSD's catching up to mechanical HDD's in capacity. Now we just have to wait until they start matching the price or at least get within a reasonable grasp for us suckers without thousands to spend on new gadgets.
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can you boot from them? These look to be the future and I forsee a faster price drop then SSD's
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The days of hard drives disturbing the peace are now truly numbered. Spend rich people, spend!
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I am sure those prices are a bad taste joke...
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I am sure those prices are a bad taste joke...
4x250GB SSD from the same manufacturer cost pretty much the same as the 1TB model, so it's in line with other ssds.
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you cant boot from it iirc and that price has to be a joke. i know its on par with SATA SSDs, but still... they're /Gb is vomit-inducing

still want it though

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U could get a pretty decent PC for those prices, I don't think silence and a few seconds off your load times are worth that much, it's a bit crazy
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its just a pci-e raid controller and 4 SSDs pre-packaged in a shiny box for you :P
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Why do you have to draw the specs out and make them all muddled in several paragraphs? Table please
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you cant boot from it iirc and that price has to be a joke. i know its on par with SATA SSDs, but still... they're £/Gb is vomit-inducing

still want it though
its an raid card and so can be used as an boot device

the price of it is far out there, its still impressive performance thought

the vertex drive is still best drive to get for cost v space/performance, need to weed out the poor drives (what other company's sell the ssd with Indilinx in them)
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how would someone use RAID with these things?
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 16:27   #14
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Wow! That's 3,125 times cheaper than my first ever hard drive (byte for byte)

But then 40meg hard drives were a lot of money back then
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The cheapest storage is still single layer DVDR's. Buy in bulk, about 3p per GB!
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it come up as an hard disk like any RAID card norm does, with XP id expect some driver to come with it (F5 install) vista very likey just detect it (but could likey need use of an driver unless its useing RAID card that is supported by vista)
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If only I was already a self made millionaire... Or a spoiled child. Either would do, as long as I got one of these.
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Cor! Want one of these!
I suspect they're intended for database servers and the like, but I'm sure the BT team can come up with some justification for needing one, perhaps they could be used to remove i/o bottlenecks while benchmarking?
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