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Zotac unveils new Sonix 480GB PCIe SSD

by on26 February 2016

Based on Phison E7 controller and Toshiba MLC NAND

Zotac has unveiled its first NVMe PCIe-based SSD that will be based on Phison E7 controller with Toshiba MLC NAND, the Zotac Sonix 480GB PCIe SSD.

To be available only in 480GB capacity, the Sonix 480GB PCIe SSD is the first consumer-aimed NVMe 1.2 PCIe SSD from Zotac. Based on Phison E7 controller and Toshiba's 15nm MLC NAND paired up with 512MB of DDR3 cache, the Zotac Sonix 480GB PCIe SSD will offer sequential read and write performance of up to 2,600MB/s and 1,300MB/s, respectively. The random 4K read and write performance is set at up to 350,000 and 250,000 IOPS, which is significantly higher than any SATA 6Gbps-based 2.5-inch SSD. 

The Zotac Sonix 480GB PCIe SSD is based on a low-profile add-in card form-factor and includes a heatsink which should cool down the controller.

According to Zotac, the new Sonix PCIe 480GB SSD is aimed at wider array of applications including large databases, resource-heavy applications, multitasking, multimedia applications as well as gaming. It will come with End-to-end Data Path Protection and Dynamic Wear Leveling and have an MTBF of up to 2,000,000 hours or around 700TBW. It will be backed by a three-year warranty.

Unfortunately, Zotac did not announce any details regarding the availability date or the price and we can't seem to find it listed anywhere.

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