The company OCZ Technology officially introduced the solid-state drive Z-Drive Interface PCI-Express 8h, in a configuration with a maximum capacity of 1 TB (model also suggests a capacity of 250 and 500 GB ). The devices differ outstanding productivity and focus on the poor of enthusiasts willing to pay a very decent sum for ridding your system of the bottleneck in a SATA-drive. However, the drives are still based on relatively low-cost MLC flash memory and high speed is achieved by combining within a few Z-Drive SSD-module in an array of RAID0, maintained integrated RAID-controller with 256 MB of cache. The characteristics and performance, of course, the price varies from model to model:
Z-Drive 250 GB:Read - Up to 450 Mb/s, write - up to 300 Mb/s, the price -- Euro 1400;
Z-Drive 500 GB:Read - Up to 510 Mb/s, write - up to 480 Mb/s, Price - 2200 Euro;
Z-Drive 1 TB:Read - Up to 500 Mb/s, write - up to 470 Mb/s, Price - 4000 Euro.