This year at FMS it really shows just how close Toshiba and OCZ are based upon their booth location. Right near the entrance you have Toshiba’s grand display, but at first glance the OCZ section is almost impossible to see. After circling back twice, their section finally caught our eye. Even though they are hidden away, OCZ has sure did have something interesting for us to see.
On display was a live demo of their new Z-Drive 6000 in a dual-port configuration. First previewed to us back in January at CES 2015 and formally announced in May, the Z-Drive 6000 is not only their first NVMe compliant SSD, it is also the first SSD in the market to offer dual-port capability over PCIe utilizing the NVMe interface. Dual-port capability is something many companies are asking for. It offers not only superior availability, but high speed potential as well.
The OCZ Z-Drive is powered by PMC’s first generation Flashtec NVMe controller and can deliver sequential read and write speeds up to 2,900MB/s and 1,900MB/s respectively. In terms of random performance it can deliver up to 700K IOPS read and 160K IOPS write with read latency rated at 80 microseconds and write latency rated at 25 microseconds. In a dual-port configuration, speeds are typically halved to each system, as seen in the demo with both systems reaching ~330K IOPS off the single drive. On top of that, it is available a 2.5″ form factor in capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB and is rated for 1DWPD.
Also on display was their Z-Drive 6300 in an AIC form factor, which offers the same performance but is rated for higher endurance for mixed workloads. The 6300 also comes in a broader capacity range, from 800GB to 6,400TB.
Other than this, they had their latest entry level consumer SSD on display, the TRION 100, which we did a detailed analysis on here.
Be sure to stay tuned as we see what more FMS has in store this year.