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Old 10-08-09, 07:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs up OCZ Announces the Z-Drive m84 PCI-Express Bootable SSD

I'm going to get SSD this month with the Windows 7 . I would like to see review of the OCZ’s Z-Drive compared against the Intel X25-M G2 (160 GB) in Raid 0, also how much it will cost and when in stores.
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OCZ Announces the Z-Drive m84 PCI-Express Bootable SSD
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the Z-Drive m84, a PCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) designed to offer the performance of OCZ’s Z-Drive product line to enthusiasts for a more affordable price point and availability in the mainstream market segment versus the enterprise channel. The Z-Drive m84 is the answer to the demand from end-users to have access to this state-of-the-art storage solution.

“The OCZ m84 Z-Drive is the newest addition to our line of PCI-E solid state drives and is designed to offer consumers a high performance yet aggressively priced solid state solution,” said Eugene Chang, Vice President of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “While the previously released p84 and e84 Z-Drives were intended specifically for enterprise applications, the m84 delivers much of the same performance but at a price point that is competitive with standard SSD drives. This is the first time that such a high performance PCI-E based SSD that is optimized for media editing, gaming, and workstation productivity, has been so within the reach of power users.”


With cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) NAND and a bootable internal RAID 0 configuration, the Z-Drive m84 is ideal for desktop enthusiasts seeking plug and play solid state technology. By taking the SATA bottleneck out of the equation with a high-speed PCI-Express interface, the Z-Drive m84 pushes the performance barrier future than competing mainstream SATA-based SSD products. With speeds up to 750MB/s read and 650MB/s write (based on 256GB model), the m84 can accommodate a wider range of applications and computing environments such as video editing and other multi-media creation and management, all while providing lower power consumption, superior durability, and shock resistance compared to traditional rotational-based drives.

Perfect for bleeding-edge users migrating to SSD solutions but needing ample storage capacity for their workstations or desktops, the m84 is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB (1024GB) models to house a comprehensive collection of applications and files. The Z-Drive m84 comes backed by a leading 3-year warranty and dedicated technical support, ensuring unparalleled peace of mind for your performance investment.

For more information on the OCZ Z-Drive m84, please visit the product page.
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They are available in Europe already, but cost a bit over 1000.
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They are available in Europe already, but cost a bit over 1000€.
Any links for that. I think they might be the previously released p84 and e84 Z-Drives models. The Z-Drive m84 is supposed to be cheaper than the previously released models at least that is what the article says.

What I like to know what the 250GB model will cost and also would love to see review by AnandTech or PC Perspective. They usually have the best SSD reviews.
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Any links for that. I think they might be the previously released p84 and e84 Z-Drives models. The Z-Drive m84 is supposed to be cheaper than the previously released models at least that is what the article says.

What I like to know what the 250GB model will cost and also would love to see review by AnandTech or PC Perspective. They usually have the best SSD reviews.
Oh I didn't know that there were more than one model. It was the p84 that cost a bit over 1k.
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Yes there are 3 models. The OCZ Z-Drive e84 using the SLC NAND is the most expensive.
Models at OCZ product page but no prices there.
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