by Anton Shilov
05/31/2012 | 10:36 PM
OCZ Technology Group said on Thursday that it would demonstrate a number of new solid-state drive solutions next week at Computex Taipei 2012 trade-show. Among the most promising novelties are the first enterprise SSDs based on Everest 2 as well as Kilimanjaro controllers and the world's first external solid-state solution with Thunderbolt interface.
OCZ plans to unveil the impending Intrepid 3 SSD family based on the Everest 2 controller and aimed at Serial ATA-6Gb/s enterprise infrastructure. It is projected that the that Intrepid 3 will deliver over 100 000 random input/output operations per second and will also boost reliability compared to consumer version of the Everest 2-based SSD, the Vertex 4. Additionally, OCZ plans to demonstrate the highly-anticipated Z-Drive R5-series based on the co-developed OCZ-Marvell Kilimanjaro controller platform that is expected to raises the bar in performance, reliability and endurance for PCI Express-based enterprise-grade SSDs.
For client storage, the company will demonstrate the upcoming "Lightfoot" portable solid-state drive designed for the Thunderbolt interface with 10Gb/s data transfer rate and designed for creative professionals needing maximum performance from their storage devices. OCZ Lightfoot SSDs will become available later this year in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities.
Live demos at the booth will also include the current Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD that delivers over one million IOPS as well as the VXL Storage Accelerator software that enables large scale deployment of a virtualized environment for businesses to eliminate the need for costly tier-1 SANs in a wide range of enterprise IT infrastructures.
Computex 2012 will take place in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 6 through June 9 at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC).