EE Times - OCZ Storage Solutions Bundles PCIe SSD With Software
March 04, 2014
"Yesterday, in an interview with EETimes, Erik Jones, director of product management for PCIe SSDs, Dr. Allon Cohen, vice-president of software and solutions, Rodolfo Campos, product manager, and Scott Harlin, marcom director for OCZ Storage Solutions, talked about the new SSD/bundled software product line."
"To develop the Z-Drive 4500 series, Jones explained that the team selected Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND flash and developed a “more robust architectural design” than the company’s previous R4 Series. In addition, the drive comes bundled with a new software acceleration product. Performance was verified by Calypso Systems PCIe SSD performance tests."
"To address the specific needs of the datacenter, Jones explained that the new SSD has undergone a complete redesign of the drivers, using OCZ’s visualized controller architecture (VCA), which makes the eight processors appear and act as a single drive to the host system. In addition, the team aimed to get the NAND to run at cooler temperatures. Jones says that many datacenters are looking to do away with chillers, and are asking vendors to develop products that handle up to 40 degrees C standard operating temperature. “Thermal engineering went into the mechanicals of the Z-Drive 4500 Series to keep the NAND as cool as possible,” notes Jones. The product includes a temperature-controlled casing and a thermal throttling feature (as a safeguard in case of high temperatures in the data center)."
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