OCZ Technology Group, a leading provider of solid-state drives, has announced its new enterprise-grade solid-state drive (SSD) with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface along with proprietary controller architecture. The new Talos drives combine high reliability with high capacity (from 200GB to 960GB) and maximized input/output performance.
Talos SSDs are available in 3.5" form factors (2.5" to follow) and range from 200GB to 960GB. Talos SAS SSDs deliver speed with up to 64 000 4K random IOPS [input/output operations per second] and are specifically optimized for enterprise storage applications, providing clients who require substantial transactional processing with superior performance and cost-savings. Additionally, the Talos SAS interface offers the benefits of interoperability and integration with existing devices, flexibility for traditional storage environments, and the ability to scale greater amounts of drives, providing larger aggregate pools of storage. The drives also deliver reliability features including superior power loss protection, endurance, encryption, and ECC protection.
OCZ Talos series leverages proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology which provides customers with robust enterprise features including Trim, SMART monitoring, native command queuing (NCQ), tagged command queuing (TCQ), power fail management and wear-leveling. With Talos and VCA technology, clients can now deploy an SSD solution that delivers advanced application performance, all the necessary enterprise features, and substantial power savings, at a better total cost of ownership.
OCZ is now sampling Talos to strategic customers and the drives will be made available to SMB and enterprise clients through OCZ's business-to-business channel.