Zotac recently announced their Premium Edition SSD (Solid State Drives), comprising of a 240GB and 480GB capacity. Many of you might not be aware that the company already released a 120GB capacity some time ago. The Zotac 120GB SSD have a maximum sequential read speed of 520MB/s, but the sequential write speed is only 170MB/s, which is pretty slow for an SSD. The new Zotac Premium Edition SSD offers a much faster sequential write speed of up to 500MB/s, thanks to the new Phison S10 quad core controller and Toshiba NAND flash. Check out more details about Zotac’s Premium Edition SSD from the official news below.
Zotac Premium Edition SSD Features
ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, ZBOX Mini PCs, and Solid State Drives (SSDs), ramps up a new line of storage aimed at offering enduring speed in desktops, notebooks, and external storage as it becomes an essential to every PC.
Available in 240GB and 480GB capacities, the Premium Edition SSDs bring with it a suite of features. At the heart sits a quad-core Phison SSD controller and outstanding MLC NAND for marathon reliability with up to 480 TBW and up to 3,000 PE cycles. With robust performance delivering sequential read/write speeds of up to 520MBps and 500MBps, the Premium Edition SSDs are within a hair’s width of the SATA III bandwidth saturation point.
With data moving in and out at incredible speeds, data corruption can be an occurrence. The ZOTAC Premium Edition SSDs feature technology that enhances data protection, including:
- 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
Capacities: 240GB and 480GB
Phison quad-core controller
3000 PE Cycle and up to 480 TBW
7mm height, 2.5″ SATA III SSD drive
Seq. Read: up to 520MB/s
Seq. write: up to 500MB/s
Up to 512MB DDR3 cache
Price and Availability
Zotac didn’t announce the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of the 240GB and 480GB capacity yet. But it is expected to hit (online) stores in the following days or weeks to come. All ZOTAC SSDs are backed by a limited three year warranty.
Zotac Premium Edition SSD Specifications
|Primary Interface||SATA III 6.0 Gb/s|
|Compatibility||SATA II 3.0 Gb/s SATA 1.5 Gb/s|
|NAND Flash Memory||Toshiba MLC|
|DRAM Cache Memory||512MB DDR3||256MB DDR3|
|Sequentual Read||Up to 560MB/s||Up to 520MB/s|
|Sequentual Write||Up to 500MB/s||Up to 500MB/s|
|Power Consumption||Read 2.777W Write 4.857W Idle 0.570W||Read 2.556W Write 5.010W Idle 0.570W|
|Operating Temperature||0 - 70C|
|Non-Operating Temperature||-40 - 85C|
|OS Capability||Windows / MacOS / Linux|
|Package Contents||ZTSSD-A5P-480G-PE User Manual Warranty Card||ZTSSD-A5P-240G-PE User Manual Warranty Card|