I mentioned earlier that we'll be seeing more Thunderbolt devices at CES this year, but what I wasn't expecting was for one of those devices to be made by OCZ. The Lightfoot is about a quarter away in terms of release, but it is going to be a Kilimanjaro based (OCZ/Marvell native PCIe SSD controller) Thunderbolt SSD. The drive will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, priced at around $2/GB. It's still a bit premature in my opinion to really nail down pricing or performance, but OCZ is claiming the drive will be able to deliver up to 750MB/s (presumably for the highest capacity drives).

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  • sdw999 - Saturday, January 28, 2012 - link

    SSD is only arguable for backups if SLC. MLC is not good for backups - wears out too quickly. My 500 GB SSD MLC is good for 74 TB of writes - that's only 150 complete overwrites.
  • jlyall - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    $2 a gig.

    So is there any further news on this one? Hopefully it will cost a quarter of that price mentioned :))

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