OCZ Starts Shipping Z-Drive R3 P84 PCI-E SSDs

"Memory and storage major OCZ today officially unveiled its next-gen Z-Drive R3 P84 PCI-Express SSDs as part of its enterprise range of storage solution."

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With the graphics card wars waging all around, it is easy to forget that the tech industry is much more than just graphics cards. One of the biggest aspects of the tech industry is storage, and solid state drives have been driving this segment for the last couple of years. Memory and storage major OCZ today officially unveiled its next-gen Z-Drive R3 P84 PCI-Express SSDs as part of its enterprise range of storage solution.

OCZ has designed the new drives with a PCI-E x8 interface and configured it used two or four SandForce SF-1565 controllers in a RAID setup. The PCB is a half-height one. The manufacturer has gone with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash memory chips for the core setup. Using its proprietary VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology, OCZ has enabled massively parallel arrays of NAND to boost performance for the Z-Drive series while restricted access latencies.

The drives come with support for TRIM, SMART monitoring, native command queuing (NCQ), power fail management and wear leveling. OCZ is claiming a MTBF of 10 million hours for the Z-Drives, which puts them at par with some of the best in the industry. The Z-Drives are capable of reaching 1,000 MB/s and 970 MB/s in read and write speeds respectively while delivering 135,000 IOPS (Input / Output Operations per Second) in 4KB random writers.

“The Z-Drive R3 lineup of PCI-E SSD's delivers superior performance and flexibility to enterprise clients who require high bandwidth coupled with high transactional performance,” Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology said. "Clients gain both the benefits of increased performance and reduced size with the Z-Drive R3, the half height and half length card can fit in even the slimmest servers and yet is capable of delivering up to 135k IOPS in a half height and 250k 4K Random write IOPS, in a full height configuration, due to OCZ's unique Virtualized Controller Architecture. This innovative new technology will provide customers with robust enterprise features including TRIM, SMART monitoring and power fail management all within a single streamlined solution.”

OCZ has made the Z-Drive R3 series available in 300GB, 600GB, and 1.2TB storage capacities, with pricing for all models to be announced shortly. All of them come with a three-year warranty.

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22-01-2011, 14:43:15

thestepster
yeah 73 to me seems very very high for an amd thats intel territory and they can deal with the heat

the 1090t is a good cpu but u need to get a better cooler strapped onto it man instead of replacing it all, and check out what the thermal limit of the cpu is

22-01-2011, 14:46:05

MichaelH


yeah 73 to me seems very very high for an amd thats intel territory and they can deal with the heat

the 1090t is a good cpu but u need to get a better cooler strapped onto it man instead of replacing it all, and check out what the thermal limit of the cpu is




It's 65 degrees (the limit) which is why I'm so concerned. I may try cleaning the CPU and reapplying thermal paste.

22-01-2011, 14:51:27

thestepster
or get a proper cooler on it mate, cause if u dont ur gonna have to crank down the colerclock b4 u kill the cpu

22-01-2011, 14:57:32

MichaelH


or get a proper cooler on it mate, cause if u dont ur gonna have to crank down the colerclock b4 u kill the cpu




Looks like I'm going to have to clock down the CPU until I can afford some more RAM as well as a cooler. Why new RAM ? Well because most of the decent air coolers out there will not fit with the OCZ Reapers installed. Then again, how does this RAM or This G.Skill RipJaw look ? I could get some bang for buck RAM for now and then a decent air cooler or just sit it out. Or crack out the angle grinder (haha).

22-01-2011, 15:08:46

thestepster
you running an AM3 mobo mate? best to down clock or even stock then get ram as thats cheaper, the gskill is a better choice as its 1600mhz and looks better then get a new cooler aka nh-d14

22-01-2011, 15:15:34

MichaelH


you running an AM3 mobo mate? best to down clock or even stock then get ram as thats cheaper, the gskill is a better choice as its 1600mhz and looks better then get a new cooler aka nh-d14




Cheers mate, I'll downclock next time I'm at home and will buy the RAM & cooler as soon as I can afford it. Thanks for your help.

22-01-2011, 15:26:54

thestepster
yeah mate for like £110 you should get things sorted out and he able to get back to the overclocking again with good results B)

04-02-2011, 06:40:02

Funny.Fuka
hello michael, i have a set of ocz reaper memory aswell, mines ddr2 but with the same heatsink, ya can pop the heatsink of the memory handy enough, i just tried 1 of my sticks thy other day cause im going to buy an nh-d14 aswell. unscrew the 2 screws from the side of the ram, i used a very sharpe fine bladed knife, but you need to be carefull.

04-02-2011, 08:37:04

tinytomlogan
You need to put heatsinks back on the ram though, dont leave them bare.

04-02-2011, 08:40:21

Funny.Fuka
yup i know m8, was just seeing how to take em off, i just put the normal heatsink back on again for the time been till i get new heat spreaders that fit under the nh-d14
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