Lets start off CES with something that couldn’t be any less than a great story in the world of SSD technology. Early this morning and long before the flood of activity started, we were able to get pretty much impossible press access to the CES North Hall for an exclusive announcement from Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing.
Get ready for your first look at the ‘stackable’ OWC PCIe SSD Card capable of up to 2TB in capacity
Based on a motherboard capable holding up to four mPCIe SSDs this card can be purchased in as little as a 60GB capacity and size (and performance) added on up to a total of 2TB. There is no requirement for all mPCIe slots to be filled and this solution is definitely a first and great concept for those whose performance and capacity needs increase over time.
As we can see here the card is connected via a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface and contains the Marvell 88SE9445 SATA 6Gb/s RAID controller. Each mPCIe SSD simply clicks in or out for ease of installation or removal.