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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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  • ssd_pro
    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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  • unknown9122
    Why arent they using PCI3? I guess not many people have mobos that support it.
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  • ssd_pro
    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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  • CrArC
    unknown9122Why arent they using PCI3? I guess not many people have mobos that support it. It's also unnecessary. Even 4x PCIE gen1 can support the bandwidth used. They won't avoid PCIE3 if it's cheaper to implement of course, but I guess that isn't the case.
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  • wysir
    next step: build a longer card holding 4 SSDs in a RAID 0 for 2GB/s =)
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  • merikafyeah
    I wonder how they'll compare to the OWC Mercury Accelsior drives:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/PCIe/OWC/Mercury_Accelsior/RAID
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  • bunga28
    "As a result of it's two Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers," The correct spelling is "its" not "it's." Sorry to correct you, but I think this way makes you smarter.
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  • murzar
    Impressive.
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  • joebob2000
    ssd_proI 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.
    Priced reasonably? LOL that kind of IOPS is for servers, these are probably going to start at $1000 for the 240 gig and the 960 gig will hit $3000
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  • bryonhowley
    I hope the price is not to high. I have a older OCZ based PCI-E SSD and it works good but this look great.
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