OCZ Ibis SSD Shows Off 2GBps BandwidthCategory: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: September 29, 2010 09:53PM
Now, I know what you're thinking. That 2GBps is clearly a typo and should be 2Gbps for a two gigabit per second speed. Well, it is actually 2GBps for two gigabytes per second which is what OCZ claims its new Ibis solid state drive can achieve. These new SSDs use a high-quality SAS cable to connect to a PCI Express host card to deliver the 2GBps bandwidth which is one gigabyte down and one gigabyte up every single second. In order to achieve that, OCZ has shoved in four SandForce SF-1200 controllers in a RAID configuration. The increased speed is being called High Speed Data Link which is pretty astonishing if you really think about it. Read speeds are 373MB/second and write speeds are 323MB/s for desktop users, while enterprise users with longer queues will have speeds up to 804MB/s for read and 675MB/s for write. Not too shabby at all.
The OCZ Ibis SSD will be available in sizes ranging from 100GB to 960GB, with prices starting at $529 for the 100GB. Expensive for sure, but the speeds are pretty incredible.