|by MAC | January 5, 2016|
ZOTAC Unveils High-Performance 2GB/s PCI-E SSD
After entering the mainstream SSD market in late 2015, it looks like ZOTAC is ready to go after the performance market with a fast new PCI-E SSD.
Building upon the success of their Premium Edition SSD line that launched earlier this year, ZOTAC - best known as the maker Zbox Mini PCs and NVIDIA graphics cards - has just revealed its intention to enter an exciting new product market: high-performance PCI-E storage.
The as of yet unnamed PCI-E SSD combines a Phison controller with Toshiba MLC NAND flash memory, and features a PCI-E 3.0 x4 connector. If we were to guess, this is probably using an eight-channel Phison PS5007-E7 controller and Toshiba's mass produced 15nm MLC NAND. Sequential transfer rates are slated to be in neighborhood of around 2GB/s, which definitely makes it competitive with what is currently on the market.
Based on the half-height form factor, this product is apparently a legitimate PCI-E SSD add-in card - like Intel's 750 Series model - and not just an M.2 drive covered by an integrated heatspreader and a backplate.
Availability should be sometime next month, and we don't yet have any capacity or pricing details.
Product Press Release:
HONG KONG - January 4, 2016 - ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to bring about the changes once more at CES 2016 and showcase next generation solutions for gaming, office and commercial applications. A strong lineup with new releases and sneak previews will be part of our lineup at our suite in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.
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