OCZ Technology today announced the latest Z-Drive R3 PCI-Express SSD solution for enterprise and OEM clients.
Showcased for the first time at CES 2011, the Z-Drive R3 updates the
existing lineup with greater performance and design flexibility with
a new compact footprint for server applications, and is the first SSD
to officially deploy OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller
Architecture (VCA) technology.
Creating a 'virtual super controller,' OCZ's VCA (Virtualized
Controller Architecture) pools the resources of two or more NAND
flash controller interfaces, MCPs, storage processors, and a physical
interface complete with customizable features and interface options
that eliminates the need to re-spin expensive silicon. OCZ claims
that the VCA is able to address NAND flash in a new way through the
use of a parallel array, eliminating bottlenecks by increasing both
read and write speeds up to the theoretical interface limit while
keeping access latencies to a minimum.
With VCA, IT Architects can now take advantage of enterprise-rich
features that are not available when utilizing traditional raid cards
with an array of SSDs in their servers. With the Z-Drive R3, which
makes use of VCA technology, OCZ's clients can now overcome this
obstacle and deploy a single solid state drive that not only delivers
high bandwidth but also beneficial enterprise features including
TRIM, SMART monitoring, native command queuing (NCQ), tagged command
queuing (TCQ), power fail management, and wear-leveling.
The Z-Drive R3 takes the SATA/SAS bottleneck out of the equation and
by implementing PCI-E Gen. 2 x8 interface and multiple SSD processors
to deliver up to 1GB/s transfer speeds and 135,000 4k random write
IOPS for maximum productivity in an professional IT environment.
Available in up to 1.2TB capacities using a variety of NAND flash,
this drive features a half-height and half-length form factor to
maximize its application potential for servers and racks. OCZ will
also introduce a new full height card that offers even higher
performance and up to 250,000 4k random write IOPS.
OCZ?s complete range of Z-Drive R3 is now available in SLC, MLC, eMLC
NAND flash in 150GB, 300GB, 600GB, and 1.2TB capacities.
* Available in 300GB, 600GB, and 1.2TB capacities
* Onboard RAID Controller
* Power loss data protection
* Data Encryption / ECC Recovery
* Features Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA)
* PCI-Express 2.0 interface
* Form Factor: X8 slot, half height, half length
* 4 x SATA Controllers
* For use in enterprise storage environments
* Dimensions: 169.55 (L) x 79.19 (W) x 19.24mm (H)
* Weight: 139g
* Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
* Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
* MTBF: 10,000,000 hours
* 3-Year Warranty
* Compatible with Windows 7, XP, Vista, Linux
* Read: Up to 1000MB/s
* Write: Up to 970MB/s
* Sustained Write: Up to 900 MB/s
* Random Write (4k aligned): 135,000 IOPS
* 300GB - OCZSSDPX-ZD3P84300G
* 600GB - OCZSSDPX-ZD3P84600G
* 1.2TB - OCZSSDPX-ZD3P841.2T