Through the latter half of 2011, OCZ announced a wide array of new SSDs so some assumed their CES 2012 presence would be relatively minimal. Boy were those people wrong.
OCZ’s aim for 2012 is to push the envelope of SSD performance in both the consumer and enterprise markets and their CES 2012 announcements reflect this. From the new Kilimanjaro enterprise platform to the upcoming Indilinx Everest controller and the new Lightfoot external storage solution, they seem to have something for everyone. Below we have a quick roundup of what OCZ has coming down the pipeline.
Indilinx Everest 2 Contoller and TLC NAND
The SATA 3.0-based third generation Indilinx controller is designed specifically for I/O-intensive workloads in a wide range of applications, supporting sequential speeds of up to 550MB/s, and up to 105,000 random read and 90,000 Random Write IOPS with the newest 2xnm flash technology. The Everest 2 platform supports up to 2TB capacity in a compact 2.5-inch form factor.
Everest 2 Notes:
•Next generation SATA 6Gb/s-based NAND Flash Controller Platform
•Best-in-World SATA performance!
•550MB/s Read; 500MB/s Write
•Unparalleled I/O performance: 90,000 Random Write IOPS (4K incompressible)
•Support for up to 2TB in a 2.5 inch format
•Designed to for high performance workloads from servers and storage to workstation and prosumer
Everest + Triple Cell NAND Notes:
Award-winning SSD processor technology paired with TLC NAND Flash (Triple-Level Cell)
•30% lower cost than traditional MLC SSDs
•Ideally suited to client compute platforms such as tablets, laptops, desktops, and workstations
•Driving SSDs into markets previously considered too price sensitive
•Up to 500MB/s and 30K IOPS
Z-Drive R5 & Kilimanjaro Platform
Utilizing the OCZ and Marvell co-developed Kilimanjaro platform, the fifth generation Z-Drive R5 is designed to accelerate “big data” like never before. As the world’s first PCIe x16 Gen 3 SSD, which supports up to 16GB/s of total bandwidth, the R5 will be 2012’s most advanced SSD, featuring performance that reaches up to an incredible 2.52 million IOPS and 7.2GB/s sequential transfers per card, with unlimited scalability and performance aggregation capability. With optional power fail protection the R5 will be available in a range of form factors including full height, half height, and 2.5-inch PCIe. The R5’s industry-leading performance and storage capacities make pure flash storage in mission-critical applications possible.
Kilimanjaro Platform Notes
•OCZ and Marvell joined forces to develop the Kilimanjaro platform to deliver unparalleled performance
•World’s first modularly scalable native PCIe SSD controller paired with a sophisticated combination of software and hardware (OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 3.0)
•Designed for complete spectrum of enterprise-class applications such as OLTP database, webservers, virtualization, big-data and collaboration.
•Will be available in a range of form factors:
oPCI Express full height and half height
•Up to 2.5 Million IOPS and 7GB/s
•Up to 100K IOPS and 1GB/s
•Up to 50K IOPS and 500MB/s
Z-Drive R4 CloudServ RM1616
Making 16TB of storage on a single PCIe card a reality, the new Z-Drive R4 CloudServ RM1616 is the newest addition to the award-winning R4 Series. With performance of up to 6.5GB/s and over 1.4 million IOPS, the Z-Drive R4 CloudServ’s level of concentrated performance and capacity enables system architects to design more productive infrastructures while lowering operating costs associated with hard drive technology.
• Up to 16TB of storage on a single PCIe card (RM1616)
•Performance of up to 6.5GB/s and over 1.4 million IOPS
•Concentrated performance and capacity enables system architects to design more productive infrastructures while lowering costs associated with hard drive technology
•OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 2.0
•2 x OCZ SuperScale™ Accelerators
•Lowest CPU and memory resource utilization in its class
•Industry-leading endurance for enterprise applications (increases drive life by up to five times the rated P/E cycles of the NAND)
•Part of the only PCIe SSD series with complete power fail protection & drive-level recovery
æonDrive DRAM SSD
•Unlimited endurance cycle SSD provides unlimited drive life in the most write intensive applications
•Proprietary controller technology utilizes low cost commodity DRAM as Pseudo-Nonvolatile memory
•Up to 140,000 4K IOPS and 540,000 512 Byte IOPS
•Ultra-low latency (>20 μs)
•Ideal for critical data transactions (e.g., financial and derivatives trading platforms) and caching applications
•Native 6Gb/s SAS interface for seamless integration into existing server and storage platform infrastructures and management software.
•Capacities up to 64GB
“Lightfoot” Thunderbolt-Equipped External SSD
•High Performance Portable SSD for enthusiasts and professionals
•Intel® Thunderbolt™ Interface
•Up to 750MB/s
oTransfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds!
oBack up one year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes!
•Low latency with highly accurate time synchronization for professional audio and video applications
•128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB
•$2 per GB of storage