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OCZ joins the mSATA SSD Battlefield

The OCZ Strata and Nocti mSATA drives have been seen for pre-order at European sites like Scan.co.uk, though no "official" announcement has been made by OCZ Technology on their availability.

Strata utilizes a slightly revised version of OCZ's own Indilinx controller and comes in 30GB and 60GB capacities. The 30GB model offers 4k random writes of 750 IOPS, 4k random reads of 11,000 IOPS, sequential writes of 40 MB/s, and sequential reads of 125 MB/s. The 60 GB model offers 4k random writes of 1500 IOPS, 4k random reads of 12,000 IOPS, sequential writes of 85 MB/s, and sequential reads of 130 MB/s.

Strata mSATA

Notci utilizes either a SandForce SF-2141 or SF-2181 controller and comes in 30GB,  60GB and 120GB capacities. The 30GB model offers 4k random writes of 12,500 IOPS, 4k random reads of 6,000 IOPS, sequential writes of 255 MB/s, and sequential reads of 280 MB/s. The 60 GB model offers 4k random writes of 12,500 IOPS, 4k random reads of 11,500 IOPS, sequential writes of 260 MB/s, and sequential reads of 280 MB/s. The 120 GB model offers 4k random writes of 32,000 IOPS, 4k random reads of 11,500 IOPS, sequential writes of 260 MB/s, and sequential reads of 280 MB/s.

Nocti mSATA
  • Doomsy2006
    Nocti 120GB looks like the way to go.....wish I could acquire or test one and have it be free....I'd send it back I swear!
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  • alyoshka
    Now I just wish that Every Mobo that is released has a slot for these.
    Then I'd certainly think of one..... but until the time that they put a slot..... it's a no no.
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  • martel80
    There should be a user-serviceable slot for this on every laptop.
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  • silverclaw
    Well played Doug Crowthers.

    I clicked this article for the sole reason of 'battlefield'

    Well played indeed.
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  • drwho1
    Looking at this boards somehow it gives me hope that this tech will find its way into Motherboards in the not so distant future.

    Yes, integrated SSD's into the Motherboard.
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  • Gigabyte and others have offered mobos with slots for these for several months now. If that is what drwho1 was wishing for.
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  • yonef
    Looks awful !
    for that money you could buy 2TB HDD wich operate at higher speeds !!
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  • BulkZerker
    Show me a 2TB platter drive that provides sustained reads of 125MB/s yonef. Please.
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  • maako
    @Yonef; you really need to read up on your tech.
    - How did you even get yourself to comment.
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  • eddieroolz
    30GB is rather too small for today's needs. Prices need to come down now.
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