Zotac enters SSD market with 240GB and 480GB models

Posted on Thursday, Oct 15 2015 @ 11:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Zotac is the latest computer hardware firm to enter the SSD market, the firm introduces a 240GB and a 480GB model. The 2.5" SATA 6Gbps disks use a quad-core controller form Phison, MLC NAND flash memory and 512MB DDR3 cache memory.
Available in 240GB and 480GB capacities, the Premium Edition SSDs bring with it a suite of features. At the heart sits a quad-core Phison SSD controller and outstanding MLC NAND for marathon reliability with up to 480 TBW and up to 3,000 PE cycles. With robust performance delivering sequential read/write speeds of up to 520MBps and 500MBps, the Premium Edition SSDs are within a hair’s width of the SATA III bandwidth saturation point.

Data Protection
With data moving in and out at incredible speeds, data corruption can be an occurrence. The ZOTAC Premium Edition SSDs feature technology that enhances data protection, including:

  • End to End Data Path Protection – detects and corrects any errors along the paths that your data takes between the DRAM, controller, and NAND
  • SmartECC – reconstructs bad/faulty pages when regular ECC checks fail
  • SmartRefresh – monitoring the health status of ECC blocks and refreshing blocks intermittently to advance data retention
  • Power Failure Protection – minimizing the time data is housed in the cache to prevent data loss during unexpected power outage
  • Dynamic Wear Leveling – ensuring that the use of the NAND is spread out to extend the SSD's lifespan

    All ZOTAC SSDs are backed by a limited three year warranty.

    Highlights:
  • Capacities: 240GB and 480GB
  • Phison quad-core controller
  • 3000 PE Cycle and up to 480 TBW
  • 7mm height, 2.5-inch SATA III SSD drive
  • Seq. Read: up to 520MB/s
  • Seq. write: up to 500MB/s
  • Up to 512MB DDR3 cache
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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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