OCZ Storage Solutions has released a new series of SATA III SSDs to add to its Intrepid 3000 enterprise portfolio. The new Intrepid 3700 SSD Series supports higher storage densities up to 2TB. Designed for read-intensive applications and datacenters, the new Intrepid 3700 Series is available in four models supporting 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1,920GB usable storage capacities and utilizes the latest Toshiba A19 nm NAND flash. Each model is driven by OCZ's Everest 2 controller platform which includes a firmware architecture and flash management that manages housekeeping routines, such as garbage collection and wear-leveling.
In a steady state condition the Intrepid 3700 series delivers up to 540 MB/s for sequential reads (128KB blocks), 470 MB/s for sequential writes (128KB blocks), 91,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) for random reads (4KB blocks) and 13,000 IOPS for random writes (4KB blocks).
The SSD's enterprise-class feature-set includes error correction coding (ECC) that reduces the uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER);
data path protection that performs data integrity checks at every juncture where data is transmitted, received, processed and stored;
Power Loss Protection (PLP) that prevents data loss in the event of a power failure; and internal SSD RAID that duplicates all data stored so if there are flash errors a back-up exists.
The Intrepid 3700 Series supports the standard 2.5-inch form factor and guarantees up to one complete DWPD for 5 years.