OCZ Technology Delivers 6 Gbps SAS Solid-State Drives for Enterprise

By Ashok Bindra May 12, 2011

For enterprise storage system OEMs, high performance solid-state drives (SSDs) maker OCZ Technology, has readied high capacity 6 Gbps serial attached SCSI SSDs for enterprise. Labeled Talos, the new line of SSDs strengthen company’s ultra-fast and high capacity solid-state portfolio while expanding the availability of its proprietary virtualized controller architecture (VCA) technology to storage OEMs.

Implemented using multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memories, Talos SAS SSDs deliver incredible speed with up to 64,000 4K random IOPS and are specifically optimized for enterprise storage applications, said OCZ. According to OCZ, the new SSDs provide clients who require substantial transactional processing with superior performance and cost-savings.

"We have experienced considerable demand for our high-capacity VCA-enabled SAS products, both with and without enhanced power fail protection," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group, in a statement. "The new OCZ Talos SSD series delivers the ultimate combination of performance, scalability, and reliability. Talos series drives are tailored to meet the needs of most enterprises in a non-customer specific format, including balanced compressed and incompressible data performance andbalanced read/write IOPS, all in the highest capacity SAS 6Gbps drive available today."

Besides speed, Talos SAS SSD interface offers the benefits of interoperability andintegration with existing devices, and provides flexibility for traditional storageenvironment. In addition, it offers superior power loss protection, endurance, encryption, and ECC protection. Additionally, the SSDs include TRIM, and SMART monitoring, native command queuing (NCQ), tagged command queuing (TCQ), power fail management, and wear-leveling; all within a single streamlined solution. With Talos and VCA technology, clients can now deploy an SSD solution that delivers advanced application performance, all the necessary enterprise features, and substantial power savings at a better total cost of ownership.

To address a variety of markets, Talos SSDs are available in 3.5-inch form factors (2.5-inch to follow) and range from 200 GB to 960 GB. OCZ is now sampling Talos to strategic customers and the drives will be made available to SMB and enterprise clientsthrough OCZ's business-to-business channel, according to OCZ.


Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

TechZone360 Contributor

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