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Shots of OCZ's Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD

As fast as SSDs are, we're still craving for things even faster. OCZ's Z-Drive wants to crank things up using the PCI-Express bus, and now we have early photos of what this turbo-storage will look like (when it's not sitting inside a desktop case).

This amazing drive will come in capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. The bigger the drive, the faster the performance, with the 1 TB drive capable of a read speed of 878 MB/sec. and a write of 781 MB/sec.

No pricing yet, but if you have to ask…

Image courtesy of Hot Hardware.

  • warmon6
    "878 MB/sec. and a write of 781 MB/sec"

    0.0 man that's fast.
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  • fonzy
    "read speed of 878 MB/sec. and a write of 781 MB/sec" Amazing but Price....oh the price.
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  • cctchristensen
    So what is the pricing?
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  • apmyhr
    Are these drives bootable yet?
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  • thomaseron
    system-drive anyone? :-P
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  • fonzy
    "
    Are these drives bootable yet?
    "

    Apparently "
    For use as primary boot drive or data storage
    "


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  • dingumf
    Damn loading games in the blink an eye.
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  • chovav
    The thing is.. as a consumer, even if this drive will be affordable, you still wouldn't be able to install windows on it.. which definatly makes it less attractive.. especially if you keep in mind that the most "affordable" drive is the only one you might be able to buy.

    What OCZ needs to do is create a SATA3 drive, 3,5" or whatever, which max out the bandwidth.. that will make things interesting...
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  • rebel conquest
    If they are boot drives then I'm in :D
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  • Hellbound
    I wonder if they'll accept wife and kid trade ins......
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