ZOTAC Unveils High-Performance 2GB/s PCI-E SSD

by MAC     |     January 5, 2016

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.

"We have introduced a host of flagship products in 2015 to showcase our innovative capabilities", says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. "With restless technological research and engineering, we are in a strong position to reach out to more users with superior products. CES is a showcase of the innovation and quality that ZOTAC is bringing to everyone."

Just for Gamers

Go maximum speed with the new PCI-E SSD.

ZOTAC SSDs have been gaining traction with the launch of award-winning Premium Edition SSDs, expanding gamer choices with more durable and speedier storage solutions. The success of the Premium SSDs have provided grounds for an even faster storage solution - the flagship ZOTAC PCI-e SSD, with near quadruple speeds of ZOTAC Premium SSDs.

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