OCZ's Vector PCIe SSD to Include TRIM and SMART support

OCZ's new Vector PCI Express Solid State Drive comprises of two SSDs mounted on an expansion card and configured in RAID0. As a result of it's two Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers, OCZ expects the drive to reach speeds of up to 1000 MB/s and performing 140,000 IOPS. Notably, this generation of Vector cards are based on a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface and come with support for SMART and TRIM.

The Vector PCI Express SSD will be available this summer in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB with a five year warranty. Details on price and availability will presumably become available closer to the release date.

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  • I hope this drive is amazing and priced reasonably. Right now there aren't many PCIe cards even available and it is such a great interface to base storage on. The Intel 910's are crazy expensive and the Revo 3's have wildly varying performance depending on data type. I'll watch for the reviews - if they are as good as Vector SATA3, I'll take a couple.
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  • Why arent they using PCI3? I guess not many people have mobos that support it.
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  • unknown9122Why arent they using PCI3? I guess not many people have mobos that support it.


    Also a lot of boards have a x4 slot that isn't 3.0 anyway. That and at 1GB/s 3.0 vs 2.0 wouldn't matter.
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