CES 2012: OCZ Chiron is world's fastest and highest capacity SATA SSD

Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2012 - 04:02 PM |
Tagged: CES, ocz, chiron, sata, ssd

OCZ is taking the lid off of even more SSD products at CES 2012 and we have another pretty impressive piece of hardware called the Chiron to show.  Basically a follow up to the OCZ Colossus drive we reviewed back in November of 2009, the Chiron claims to be the fastest and highest capacity SATA-based SSD.

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The Chiron will be available in capacities of up to 4TB and will fit in the standard 3.5-in form factor of traditional hard drives.  This would enable users to finally use SSDs for their mass storage though prices will likely be the limiting factor for some time to come.  Server OEMs will be able to deploy up to 96TB of SSD-based storage in a standard 4U rackmount server. 

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Based on OCZ's upcoming Indilinx Everest II controller, the Chiron will have transfer rates as high as 560 MB/s and over 100,000 4k IOPS.

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January 9, 2012 | 07:29 AM - Posted by Doug (not verified)

So what's the frigging price? Where can I buy it?
I've been all over the place trying to find out.

January 9, 2012 | 11:30 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

They haven't said yet, but we meet with them today and will ask then!!

January 10, 2012 | 06:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous Coward (not verified)

OCZ should seriously consider making a all-in investment into mass fabs for something like this. With sufficient mass production, the cost of SSDs can be brought below HDD prices. This clearly shows that very high capacity SSDs are possible. They could bury the HDD industry, and I'd be glad to help. Give me 2TB SSDs for under 200 dollars, and I'll help ensure those greedy HDD assholes don't make another penny from me.

January 14, 2012 | 08:16 AM - Posted by Phil (not verified)

Mechanical hard drives are already cheap as chips. The only greedy person is you.... wanting something for nothing.

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