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OCZ Introduces Deneva Series SSDs For Enterprise Use

OCZ Introduces Deneva Series SSDs For Enterprise Use

OCZ revealed a new enterprise line of solid state hard drives. The new Deneva Series uses Sandforce's 1500 SSD processor with MLC and eMLC to offer the performance required by enterprise storage environments. The Sandforce-based Deneva family has a few features and options that are not available on OCZ's consumer SSD offerings. More specifically, the Deneva family has emergency power loss protection with a supercap, best-in-class endurance, and better encryption and ECC protection. The Deneva Series offers a variety of interface options including SATA, SAS, FC, and PCIe.

OCZ Technology Introduces Customizable Deneva Series Enterprise Solid State Drives

First to Deliver Tier-0/1 Enterprise SSD Reliability Using a Range of Lower Cost Flash Technologies

SAN JOSE, CA—June 14, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, unveils the Deneva Series Solid State Drives, a new enterprise line that is based on cutting-edge architecture that utilizes Sandforce's 1500 SSD processor with MLC and eMLC to address the performance and reliability demands of enterprise storage environments.

"Our new Deneva Series of drives are designed to improve performance and are the first to deliver Tier-0/1 Enterprise level reliability, using a range of lower cost flash technologies including eMLC and MLC in processes as low as 3xnm," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. "Deneva SSDs deliver exceptional price to performance and reliability ratios while giving customers the freedom to design in a variety of interfaces including SATA, SAS, FC and PCIe and an assortment of form factors, giving clients the ultimate flexibility and control to address their distinct enterprise requirements."

The Sandforce-based Deneva family features several enterprise-specific options not available on OCZ's consumer product lines, including emergency power loss protection with a supercap, best-in-class endurance, and superior encryption and ECC protection. Promoting enhanced productivity for a broad range of applications, the Deneva Series provides greater performance and cost savings versus traditional hard disk drive (HDD) infrastructures. Additionally, the Deneva Series maximizes throughput with up to 285MB/s reads, 275MB/s writes, and 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS.

Aside from the industry-leading performance, the Deneva Series also offers:

  • Interface options (SATA, SAS, FC, PCIe)
  • Wide range of available form factors (1.8", 3.5", etc.)
  • Customized Firmware
  • Enhanced reliability with supercap

With superior durability, efficiency, and performance over traditional mechanical hard drives, Deneva's ability to provide a custom solution with lower cost flash technologies ensures ultimate performance, reliability and superior total cost of ownership that other SSD lines cannot deliver.

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Why do no manufacturers, or at least it seems other than Corsair have SATA3 6Mbs SSD drives, it makes no sense. For the most part SATA2 3MBs connectors cannot handle everything an SSD puts out entirely. They work of course, but with the new controllers which put more data in the tunnel the newer SATA would seemingly be the way to go? This would be especially true on an enterprise platform would it not. I know getting an enterprise to upgrade to SSD's can take some doing in some cases, but if they were going to, would it not make complete sense to do so with a SATA which has some longevity to it!

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I know this thread is a month old... but you touch on a subject that i've been pondering myself.

Why don't more SSD drives support SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 3Gb/s tops out at a theoretical 375MB/s Add to the fact that it never actually reaches those speeds... it probably caps out closer to 300MB/s.

6Gb/s doubles that to allow signifcantly more bandwidth.

The only thing I can think of, is maybe it costs more to go with the newer SATA standard? But how much more could it really cost? it just seems so much more reasonable to go with 6Gb/s. Hopefully soon we will start seeing more drives on this standard.

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