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Appeared on: Thursday, May 12, 2011
OCZ Announces Talos 6Gbps SAS Solid State Drives For Enterpise

OCZ Technology today announced the Talos series, a line of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs designed for enterprise applications that require storage solutions equipped with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND. Talos is expanding the availability of OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology to storage OEMs.

"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. "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 and balanced read/write IOPS, all in the highest capacity SAS 6Gbps drive available today."

Talos SAS SSDs deliver high speed with up to 64,000 4K random IOPS and are specifically optimized for enterprise storage applications. Additionally, the Talos SAS interface offers the benefits of interoperability and integration with existing devices, flexibility for traditional storage environments, and the ability to scale greater amounts of drives. The drives also deliver reliability features including superior power loss protection, endurance, encryption, and ECC protection.

Unique to OCZ products, the Talos series leverages VCA technology which provides enterprise features including TRIM, SMART monitoring, native command queuing (NCQ), tagged command queuing (TCQ), power fail m

anagement, and wear-leveling. Talos SSDs are available in 3.5-inch form factors (2.5-inch to follow) and range from 200GB to 960GB. OCZ is now sampling Talos to its customers and the drives will be made available to SMB and enterprise clients through OCZ's business-to-business channel.



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