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Here's OCZ's new RD400 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD in the flesh

By Kenny Yeo - on 1 Jun 2016, 4:56pm

Here's OCZ's new RD400 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD in the flesh

The RD400 is OCZ's flagship consumer SSD.

OCZ finally has a new high-end flagship consumer PCIe SSD to go up against the likes of the Samsung SSD 950 Pro and Intel SSD 750 Series.

Called the RD400, the new drive will be available in two form factors: as a regular PCIe add-in card and in a compact M.2 2280 card.

This new SSD will support the very fast PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and also the new NVMe protocol. This enables it to operate at maximum speed and minimum latency.

Naturally, the RD400 uses Toshiba's new 15nm MLC NAND and also uses a Toshiba-branded controller.

The RD400 will be available in a small M.2 2280 form factor as well.

Available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, the RD400 will enable sequential read and write speeds of up to 2600MB/s and 1550MB/s respectively.

Random read and write performance is claimed to be up to 210,000 IOPS and 130,000 IOPS respectively. All in all, the RD400 is shaping up to be a very fast drive and we can't wait to put it in the test.

In addition, another thing to note is that as part of OCZ's assimilation into Toshiba, there are some naming changes. The Vector 180 is now now simply as the VT180, while the Trion 150 is now the TR150. Also, OCZ's ShieldPlus warranty program has been renamed to Advanced Warranty Program.

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