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ZOTAC Enters Storage Wars with Premium Edition SSDs

Video card and mini-PC specialist ZOTAC has announced something unexpected: they will now begin offering solid-state drive storage.  ZOTAC’s Premium Edition SSDs will be available in 240GB and 480GB capacities initially utilizing a quad-core Phison controller with MLC NAND.  Sequential read and write speeds are expected at 520MBps and 500MBps respectively via SATA III and will be backed with a limited three year waranty.

Data Protection

  • End to End Data Path Protection – detects and corrects any errors along the paths that your data takes between the DRAM, controller, and NAND
  • SmartECC – reconstructs bad/faulty pages when regular ECC checks fail
  • SmartRefresh – monitoring the health status of ECC blocks and refreshing blocks intermittently to advance data retention
  • Power Failure Protection – minimizing the time data is housed in the cache to prevent data loss during unexpected power outage
  • Dynamic Wear Leveling – ensuring that the use of the NAND is spread out to extend the SSD’s lifespan

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