OCZ Opens the Gates With Several SSD Introductions – Storage Visions 2012 Update

OCZ showed up a bit late to Storage Visions 2012 this morning but, as expected, they had no shortage of product introductions on display.

With news of the new jointly developed ‘Kilimanjaro’ platform still fresh on everyone’s mind, OCZ was more than happy to display their new mini-PCIe entry along with the Z-Drive R5 PCIe SSD, the Z-5 containing no less than 16 of these new processors.  The Marvell/OCZ stamped controller is something that nobody would have predicted just a short time ago.

OCZ Z-DRIVE R5 PCIE SSD

Although specific performance of the R5 has yet to be pinned down, the scalable ‘Kilimanjaro’ controllers allow direct communication with the host system, eliminating the necessity of the RAID chip.  This can mean nothing less than amazing performance as yet another bottleneck is eliminated from the component listing.

OCZ ‘KILIMANJARO’ PLATFORM BASED PCIE SSD

Another example of the ‘Kilemanjaro’ platform, not much is known of this new mSATA/mPCIe device just yet but we thought the picture was a definite plus here!

OCZ Z-DRIVE R4 CLOUDSERV PCIE SSD

The Z-Drive R4 Cloudserv PCIe SSD is intended for cloud based application and utilizes the newly released LSI SandForce SF-2481 processor.  Actually, it utilizes an amazing 16 of them.  It is expected to be available in sizes up to 16TB and reach speeds of 6.5GB/s as well as 1.4 mil IOPS.

OCZ LIGHTFOOT EXTERNAL SSD

The OCZ Lightfoot utilizes Intels Thunderbolt, as seen on the right, and is capable of data transfer as fast as 750MB/s.  It will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB and release date and pricing is not yet available.

OCZ CHIRON 3.5″ SATA 3 SSD

Could you imagine fitting a 4TB SSD into a typicle computer system?  The Chiron contains OCZs proprietary Indilinx controller which is capable of transfer speeds as high as 560MB/s and 100,000IOPS.

OCZ 32GB AEONDRIVE

Last but not least we have the OCZ aeondrive which is a SATA 3 RAM based SSD and completely intended for enterprise use and one might typically see this in use with systems based on financial software.

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