Solid state drives are obviously changing the game in the consumer
realm, but they're quietly doing something similar in the enterprise. In
fact, the enterprise is where SSD technology is truly taking off, as
pricing isn't so much of a concern. OCZ
Technology, Fusion-io and a
smattering of others are really making strides, with OCZ in particular
offering up a new device this week for those looking for a more
corporate upgrade. The company's new VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD was
engineered to fit the needs of small and medium-sized businesses,
enterprise clients and system integrators.
The VeloDrive can be run in either hardware or software RAID mode and
can be deployed in half-height or full-height system requirements, and
compared with competing PCIe flash-based solutions, the VeloDrive is
said to have a minimal impact on system resources including CPU
utilization and the system’s DRAM footprint. As for performance? It's
capable of transfer rates of up to 1GB/sec and 130,000 4KB random write
IOPS, and features SandForce SF-1565 SSD
VeloDrive utilizes MLC NAND flash and will be available in 300GB, 600GB,
and 1.2TB configurations, and not surprisingly, no pricing details are
OCZ Technology Announces VeloDrive PCI-Express Solid State Drive for SMBs, Enterprise Clients and System Integrators
PCI-E Storage Tiering Device Offers Greater Performance and Flexibility While Utilizing Less System Resources
SAN JOSE, CA—April 27, 2011—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs), today unveiled the VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD. Designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise clients and system integrators, the VeloDrive optimizes high-performance computing and storage applications, providing unparalleled versatility and simplified integration.
“The VeloDrive is the latest addition to our comprehensive lineup of PCIe SSDs. A truly configurable solution, it helps a range of customers accelerate their application performance,” said Daryl Lang, VP of Product Management, OCZ Technology Group. “The ability to run the VeloDrive in multiple modes provides clients with the freedom to use the raid stack of their choice. This maximizes performance and creates faster, more seamless deployments with RAID stacks that may already have been qualified for their unique usage model.”
The VeloDrive can be run in either hardware or software RAID mode and can be deployed in half-height or full-height system requirements. When compared with competing PCIe flash-based solutions, the highly-efficient VeloDrive has a minimal impact on system resources including CPU utilization and the system’s DRAM footprint.
Eliminating the SATA/SAS bottleneck, the PCIe-based VeloDrive has the ability to delivers transfer speeds of up to 1GB/s and 130,000 4KB random write IOPS, and features SandForce® SF-1565 SSD processors for enhanced reliability and power loss data protection. The VeloDrive utilizes MLC NAND flash and will be available in 300GB, 600GB, and 1.2TB configurations.