OCZ Z-Drive p88 introduces NAND flash redundancy and upgradeability

Posted on Friday, January 08 2010 @ 17:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bright Side of News visited OCZ at CES 2010 and saw the upcoming Z-Drive p88 PCI Express solid state disk. One of the special things about this device is that it features NAND flash redundancy and upgreadability. This new Z-Drive features four Indilinx controllers and promises max read speeds of 1.3GB/s and max write speeds of 1.2GB/s. It will be released in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.
P88 is nothing like you've seen before in the world of SSD or PCIe-based storage - NAND Flash modules are located on SO-DIMM modules which according to Tobias, brings the upgradeability option to the world of PCIe SSD - and also reduces the power consumption thanks to usage of PCIe x8 slots and standard power regulation. In my personal view, much more important feature is the added redundancy - if something goes off, it is easily to detect a dead NAND Flash chip and upgrade it without a hassle or more importantly - downtime for an investment such as SSD storage.

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