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 OCZ Product Showcase at CeBIT 2012
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Message Text: OCZ Vertex 4, the PCIe Z-Drive R5, the "Kilimanjaro" platfotm along with the 3.5" Chiron series of SSDs are among the new products showcased by OCZ Technology at this year's CeBIT show in Grermany.

The new Vertex 4 series of SSDs is based on the company's Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6Gb/s platform and promise performance of 500MB/s for both read and write, along with 90,000 IOPS. OCZ will offer 2.5 inch drives with capacities up to 2TB in the Q2 2012.

OCZ's "Kilimanjaro" Platform was first announced at Storage Visions 2012 and CES 2012. OCZ and Marvell joined forces to develop the platform, promising to offer unparalleled performance. It includes a modularly scalable native PCIe SSD controller paired with a 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.

The platform will be available in a range of form factors: PCI Express full height and half height with up to 2.5 Million IOPS and 7GB/s; 2.5-inch with up to 100K IOPS and 1GB/s; and Mini PCIe with up to 50K IOPS and 500MB/s.

First announced at Storage Visions 2012 and CES 2012, the Z-Drive R5 is a PCI Express Gen. 3 x16 SSD. It is based on the jointly developed "Kilimanjaro" OCZ and Marvell native PCIe-to-NAND flash controller platform and accordding to OCZ, it is the industry's fastest PCI Express storage system (3.5 million IOPs 7GB/s). The series eliminates the need for a separate storage controller, reducing the cost to deploy high performance SSDs the data center, and it is compatible with VMware ESXi and ESX, Linux, Windows Server 2008, and OS X to support a wide range of systems and servers.

Available in capacities of up to 12TB, the series will be available in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND flash options and will come complete with power fail protection option for maximum data integrity.

First announced at Storage Visions 2012 and CES 2012, the Chiron Series of SATA SSDs offer capacities of up to 4TB in a 3.5" form factor. The SSDs enable mass SSD storage and is capable of deploying up to 96TB of storage in a 4U rackmount server chassis. Based on the Indilinx processor technology, the SSDs offer performance of up to 560MB/s and 100,000 IOPs.

The "Everest with TLC" series was first announced Needham 5th Annual HDD & Memory Conference and shown at CES 2012. It packs SSD processor technology paired with TLC NAND Flash (Triple-Level Cell), lowering the cost by 30% comapred to traditional MLC SSDs. The SSDs are suited to client compute platforms such as tablets, laptops, desktops, and workstations and promise to offer up to 500MB/s and 30K IOPS.

The "æonDrive DRAM SSD" or unlimited endurance cycle SSD provides unlimited drive life in the most write intensive applications. Its proprietary controller technology utilizes low cost commodity DRAM as Pseudo-Nonvolatile memory. Performance figures quoted by OCZ include up to 140,000 4K IOPS and 540,000 512 Byte IOPS along with an ultra-low latency (>20 μs). The SSDs are aimed at critical data transactions (e.g., financial and derivatives trading platforms) and caching applications. It will be available in capacities of up to 64GB and come with a native 6Gb/s SAS interface.

The "Lightfoot" series of portable SSDs for enthusiasts feature Intel Thunderbolt interface (up to 750MB/s), meaning that you will be able to transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds! Available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, it would cost you $2 per GB of storage.

At OCZ's booth at CeBIT there is also on display the recently launched Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCI3 SSDs, with performance of up to 6.5GB/s and over 1.4 million IOPS. The drives offer up to 16TB of storage and are available with MLC, eMLC, or SLC. Other featues include OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0 with 2 or 4 OCZ SuperScale Accelerators, high endurance for enterprise applications and complete power fail protection & drive-level recovery.























 
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