OCZ Z-Drive R4 C PCI Express 1.6TB SSD Review – OCZ Z-Drive R4 versus FUSION-IO ioDrive Duo

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Tanya
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Tanya

Would be more fair if you compared it to the 1.28 TiB variant of the Duo.
Brilliant article none the less…

Les@TheSSDReview
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I agree totally but we have to work with the hardware that we have access to. As for the compliment of it being a brilliant article, totally unexpected and thank you very much.

Stephen Smith
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“we have to work with the hardware that we have access to”

OK, so you have access to the fastest OCZ hardware but not the fastest FIO hardware…and this makes for a subjective test? Seriously? When do you expect to have current hardware for live testing? Any chance we might get actual server-side testing to show off the true strength of FIO hardware and, more importantly, software? Oh wait, then we couldn’t have a test could we…you’d need a competitor other than OCZ….

Les@TheSSDReview
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WE would be pleased to hear suggestions as to other sources of competition for the card. Thanks ahead.

Vmdaversa
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Vmdaversa

not sure why the harsh response or love affair with Fusion. Why do you care which company? I say Fusion should put up the hardware like OCZ and do real life tests within applications. Both companies can put there money where their mouth is.

Les@TheSSDReview
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Harsh response? Love affair? I guess I am a bit confused because, well, myself, when I read an article I want to know the reviewers opinion and feelings just as much as I do facts alone. This is what keeps my interest. It is also an important factor to help the reader. Take for instance the stuttering 602 controller a few years back. Can you imagine a reviewer saying, ” The drive stalls and stutters a bit but is still a large step up from a hard drive” Say it like it is I believe and hope our fellow members… Read more »

Xman
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Xman

This is subjective because the z-drive r4 is cheaper than the FIO drive.

Les@TheSSDReview
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You find it subjective because one performs alot better yet is alot cheaper? How so?

DatabaseFire
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DatabaseFire

Please update using the ioDrive 2 they just released, also

Anonymous
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Finally SSDs start approaching the RAM speeds. Not very useful yet for the regular users without deep pockets. So meantime we still get 2-5 times of these speeds with software based QSoft RAMDrive and, thanks to DRAM price drop, at the $5/GB. While many even never heard of that but we are enjoying such crazy RAMDrives’ speeds for our apps for almost a quarter of century since the DOS times. Suggestion to authors – test it just for fun. The latest QSoft Enterprise edition or one of Romex Software have a lot of nice functions allowing to auto backup the… Read more »

VMD
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VMD

nice review. I like both of these companies, but I think you need to compare the iodrive II DUO if you really want to compare head to head what each manufacture would put against another. Another addition that would be nice is to see performance of actual work like indexed data using lucene. What is the performance gain on these working enviornments.

Les@TheSSDReview
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We have been in contact with FusionIO during CES and just may be able to appease your request soon enough.

MySchizoBuddy
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MySchizoBuddy

OCZ Z-R5 is also coming

VMD
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VMD

Sorry, but thinking this through HP should donate some equipment or Dell as well as updating the cards and also add tests of real applications to see performance gains. This was a great article none the less. Thank You