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OCZ unwraps self-made Everest controller for fast SSDs

updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri July 22, 2011

Controller can be used for SSDs up to 1 Terabit

OCZ has unveiled a SATA III controller that can be used to build solid-state drives with up to 1TB of storage capacity. Taking advantage of OCZ's buyout of Indilinx, the Everest SATA 3.0 SSD platform incorporates a 6Gbps host interface and a dual-core controlling processor. OCZ claimed that the architecture will enable a boot time 50 percent quicker than possible with existing SSDs.

A key element of the Everest's design is its support of multi-level cell (MLC) and three bit per cell flash. It can perform 200 megatransfers per second (MT/s), a 20 percent improvement over most products on the market today. It is optimized for transferring compressed files.

The one terabyte capacity is four times greater than that the largest capacity 2.5-inch SSD drives on the market today. Intel is planning on offering a 400GB drive in fall of this year.

The Indilinx Everest SSD platform is now available to hardware makers for validation and should show up both in OCZ's own drives as well as in third party gear.




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