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OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD claims mind boggling speeds!

OCZ Drive 4500

OCZ Drive 4500


Once again, the Z-Drive 4500 Series is driven by OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) and LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller chipset. Combined with Toshiba’s fast NAND flash memory chips, OCZ says its new PCIe SSDs can reach up to 2,900MB/s read and 2,200MB/s write speeds, along with a ridiculously high random 4K block read throughput of up to 252,000 IOPS and random 4K block write throughput of up to 76,0000 IOPS. This is about 6X faster than your fastest SSD! It comes in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB usable capacities. Dont get exited as there is no word on price yet, but expect it to be VERY VERY VERY HIGH!

The previous generation drive , named the “Z-DRIVE R4″ costs an astounding $20,000 for the 3.2TB Version!!!

Intel offers performance ssd for gamers and video editing

Earlier in the day, Intel had a demo about SSDs where you can overlock your controller clock speed and its NAND chips. But the chipmaker ditched the idea because they couldn’t offer full warranty support on a drive where its performance can be manipulated by the users. Intel calls its 730 Series as the model for digital content creation, video editing, capture and for hardcore gamers.



Instead, Intel decided to introduce the 730 series SSD with a 50% boost in controller speed compared to its older models. The 730 series SSD features a spped increase from 400 MHz to 600 MHz, and a 20% bump in NAND flash NAND’s speed from 83MHz to 100 MHz.

The Intel 730 Series SSDs have started in a few pre-order offers, from online retailers, which will be shipped on 18th of March. The 240GB version costs $250 and 480GB is priced at $480