OCZ today introduced a new line of high-performance solid state drives intended for the enterprise market, the Deneva 2 series. These new drives take full advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s interface and, according to OCZ, have been designed for a wide range of enterprise applications including servers, cloud computing, and data centers.
"Data centers are one application where the speed benefits of a fast SSD visibly fall straight to a company's bottom line," said SSD analyst Jim Handy of Objective Analysis. "This has driven the enterprise to be the fastest-growing market for SSDs - Objective Analysis forecasts for enterprise SSD unit shipments to grow at an average annual rate of 83 percent, nearly doubling every year."
With that in mind, OCZ built the Deneva 2 series with several enterprise-friendly features in mind, things like power loss data protection, minimal write amplification, intelligent block management and wear-leveling, advanced encryption, and ECC.
On the raw performance side, the Deneva 2 series offers up to 80,000 4KB random write IOPSs and 550MB/s read and write speeds. Deneva 2 drives are comprised of enterprise-grade multi-level cell (eMLC) NAND flash memory and sport SandForce SF-2000 processors. The drives come in a variety of interface options including PCI-E, and come in 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch, and 1.8-inch form factors.
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