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ZOTAC Enters PCI-E NVMe Arena with New SONIX SSD

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ZOTAC had plenty to show on display at CES earlier this year but tucked inside one of the custom cases was their latest and fastest storage solution on hand. While details were not fully available yet at that time, ZOTAC has now announced details about the PCI-E SSD solution including a name: SONIX. The Zotac SONIX is a four-lane PCI-E 3.0 SSD drive supporting NVMe 1.2. Users now have another option besides Intel and Samsung.

Inside are Toshiba MLC NAND and 512MB of DDR3 RAM cache, with 480GB capacity. Sequential speeds are announced at 2600 MB/s for the read and 1300 MB/s for the write, which is notably faster compared to Intel’s 750 series which clocks in at 2200/900 for the read/write. Pricing and availability is not yet announced.

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Form Factor PCIE Add-in-Card
Interface NVME 1.2 PCIE Gen 3 x 4
Flash Type MLC
DRAM Cache 512MB DDR3
Capacity 480GB
Sequential Read Up to 2,600 MB/s
Sequential Write Up to 1,300 MB/s
Power Consumption Read: 5.57W
Write: 7.27W
Idle: 0.5W
Thickness
Supported OS Windows, Mac OS, Linux
MTBF (hours) 2,000,000
Accessories Bundled low-profile bracket

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Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.
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