OCZ's Talos 2 Enterprise SAS 6Gbps SSD Series is Wicked Fast, Probably Crazy Expensive

Paul Lilly

In Greek mythology, Talos was a giant bearded man made of bronze, a human statue forged by Hephaistos and tasked with circling the island of Crete three times a day to guard it against pirates. The Talos 2 is something completely different. It's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) series built for enterprise chores, and unlike its comparatively giant 3.5-inch predecessor, OCZ's second generation Talos series is available in a compact 2.5-inch form factor.

"The Talos 2 SAS solid state drives expand on the original series by offering enterprise customers superior performance, reliability, and density all in a compact footprint," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ technology Group. "The Talos 2 enterprise SSDs are optimized for the most demanding storage systems and provide clients with an easy to deploy solution that vastly improves application performance over traditional SAS based HDDs."

Capacities range in size from 100GB all the way up to 1TB in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND configurations. The Talos 2 series utilizes OCZ's Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0 technology with a specialized command queuing structure that includes queue balancing algorithms for improved performance. Random transactional performance is rated at up to 70,000 4K IOPS, while mixed workload performance (75 percent read, 25 percent write) is rated at up to 42,800 8K IOPS.

No word on price or availability, but if we were to venture a guess, we'd say "expensive" and "soon."

Image Credit: OCZ

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