OCZ Touts Wild Z-Drive R4 Speed Records At Computex

OCZ Touts Wild Z-Drive R4 Speed Records At Computex

Yow! OCZ Technology has always been about shattered records and making impressive numbers look like old hat with even more impressive numbers, and they're doing it again at this year's Computex. The company has achieved a new performance record at the show, delivering one million 4K write IOPS and 1.5 million read IOPS on a Z-Drive-equipped single server. The outfit's new Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD was showcased doing the damage in a single platform server by Colfax International. The rig is based on a Supermicro platform, which features an astounding 7.2TB of MLC storage.

Of course, this record doesn't mean much for your next PC, but maybe the PC you'll buy in 5 years will. Progress...we'll take it in any form, particularly when it comes to raw speed.

New OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD in Single Platform Server by Colfax International Maximizes Storage Performance on Current and Next Generation 4K Based File System

TAIPEI, Taiwan - May 31, 2011 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, announces the Company has set a new benchmark of 1 million 4K write IOPS with a Z-Drive R4 equipped 3U Colfax International Server based on a Supermicro platform, which features 7.2TB of MLC storage.

As the fastest performing single server solution on the market, this Z-Drive R4 equipped platform significantly accelerates demanding transactional workloads and reduces latency across a broad array of enterprise applications.

"The Z-Drive R4 enables our data center clients to maximize performance in the industry standard 4K file size, and this achievement with Colfax International demonstrates the raw performance benefits and latency reductions that OCZ PCIe SSDs can deliver over multi-terabyte device densities in a single 3U server," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "We are proud to enable our clients to deliver servers and storage arrays which provide the highest performance, maximum capacity, and lowest latency available to data centers today."

"We have been working closely with OCZ to create a ready to deploy server solution with both exceptional performance and reliability, all within a compact and energy efficient footprint," said Gautam Shah, President and CEO of Colfax International. "OCZ's Z-Drive PCIe SSDs add considerable performance and we are thrilled to achieve this significant 4K Write IOPS benchmark, as well as making this industry leading total solution available to our enterprise clients."

This demonstration highlighted the Z-Drive R4's ability to offer industry-leading performance and efficiency for enterprise clients seeking the benefits of SSDs over hard drives. This total solution will be available for pre-order from Colfax International in multiple built-to-order configurations, and will ship in the coming weeks following the Computex event.
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Wow... Most desktop technology starts in server boxes so it's nice to see this coming down the line.

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That's pretty dang impressive! That is a whole lot of IOPS!

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"Of course, this record doesn't mean much for your next PC, but maybe the PC you'll buy in 5 years will. Progress..."\

My next PC will be that server right there! :D Neat job OCZ!

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can't wait inspector to see what you will do with 1 mill writes and 7.2 tb of storage (that's cool any way you say it)

i always wanted a computer that would outlast me lol.

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This company keeps pushing the envelope, again and again. They sell high performing storage solutions to the masses for a good price too.

Way to go,........

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