by Anton Shilov
06/14/2010 | 12:03 PM
OCZ Technology Group, a popular supplier of memory modules and solid-state drives (SSDs), on Monday unveiled the Deneva-series of SSDs that target enterprise market. The new solid-state drives feature SandForce's 1500 controllers as well as with MLL, eMLC or SLC flash memory depending on the model and price.
"Our new Deneva Series of drives are designed to improve performance and are the first to deliver Tier-0/1 Enterprise level reliability, using a range of lower cost flash technologies including eMLC and MLC in processes as low as 3xnm. Deneva SSDs deliver exceptional price to performance and reliability ratios while giving customers the freedom to design in a variety of interfaces including SATA, SAS, FC and PCIe and an assortment of form factors, giving clients the ultimate flexibility and control to address their distinct enterprise requirements,” said Ryan Petersen, chief executive of the OCZ Technology Group.
The Sandforce-based Deneva family features several enterprise-specific options not available on OCZ's consumer product lines, including emergency power loss protection with a supercap, best-in-class endurance, and superior encryption and ECC protection. Promoting enhanced productivity for a broad range of applications, the Deneva series provides greater performance and cost savings versus traditional hard disk drive (HDD) infrastructures. Additionally, the Deneva Series maximizes throughput with up to 285MB/s reads, 275MB/s writes, and 4KB random writes up to 50 000 IOPS. Depending on the model, Deneva may offer 2 or 10 million hours meantime between failures. At present Deneva SSDs are available in Serial ATA or Serial Attached SCSI versions, but going forward the drives will be available for FibreChannel or PCI Express interfaces.
With superior durability, efficiency, and performance over traditional mechanical hard drives, Deneva's ability to provide a custom solution with lower cost flash technologies ensures ultimate performance, reliability and superior total cost of ownership that other SSD lines cannot deliver.