Solid state drives are generally noted for their superior data transfer speed, but OCZ decided to up the ante this time around with HSDL speed – where this new interface idea intends to bypass the bandwidth limitations of standard SATA/SAS interconnects. This will be achieved thanks to a high-quality SAS cable that will hook up its new Ibis drive to a PCI Express host card, which results in a whopping 2GBps of total bandwidth. Of course, feeding this massive data pipe is no mean feat, which is why OCZ has decided to stack up a quartet of SandForce SF-1200 controllers within the Ibis. Such performance won’t come cheap though, where it will cost you a handsome $529 for 100GB worht of storage space. Oh yeah, just in case you don’t know what HSDL stands for, it is High Speed Data Link.
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