OCZ Shows off Their Storage Drives at Computex 2015
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
Computex 2015 – A company like OCZ can’t be missed and we did of course stop by their booth to check out the latest storage drives out of their house.
The Trion 100 series is a new and value oriented series for entry-level users, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice performance. The Trion 100 series will be available in capacities ranging from 120GB to 960GB and a performance up to 550MB/s on sequential performance and 91K IOPS on random operations. T
Those performance figures come from read operations, but it’s equally impressive on the write performance where it steal breaks the 500MB/s barrier. The drive comes backed by OCZ’s amazing ShieldPlus warranty and is built around Toshiba’s proprietary Alishan controller and A19 TLC NAND flash.
OCZ also brought along their Radeon R7 branded SSD, one that we’ve already reviewed and that scored great. The drive comes with great endurance ratings and is built around the Barefoot 3 M00 controller that I personally am a big fan of.
On the other side of things we have the enterprise-class storage – drives for people that don’t want anything but the best for their critical systems.
There is no doubt that NVMe is the new king in the market and OCZ has ready with the OCZ Z-Drive 6000 series that takes full advantage of the relative new interface.
OCZ is running live demonstrations to show just how great these drives are. One can say a lot, but OCZ also shows how it’s done.
Reaching 345K IOPS on 4K random read performance with 8 workers isn’t something that we see often and that is quite impressive.
OCZ’s Z-Drive 6300 series is built around the NVM Express 1.1b Gen 3. x4 PCI Express connection and comes as both HHHL add-in card and 2.5-inch form factor with SATA Express interface.
Features include Power Loss protection, endurance ratings for 3 full drive writes per day for 5 years and capacities up to 6.4TB. Performance can go all the way up to 2900MB/s at sequential operations and 700K IOPS at random operations.
The XD-JX series is an M.2 sized NVMe based storage drive that boasts almost the same specs as the Z-Drive 6300. We see an endurance rating of 2 DWPD over a 5-year period, 1600MB/s and 300K IOPS performance at just 12W. Capacity is equally impressive with modules that go all the way up to 960GB.
We shouldn’t forget the Intrepid 3000 series either, a standard SATA 3 based 2.5-inch drive designed for Enterprise Applications. The drive is built around the latest generation Toshiba eMLC NAND flash and comes in sizes all the way up to 2TB. Impressive capacity and performance thanks to the use of eMLC NAND.
Last but not least is the Saber 1000 series. This is another drive that is utilizing the OCZ Barefoot 3 controller and the latest Toshiba MLC NAND. The drive features Power Failure management Plus as well as great performance and capacities for Hyperscale Data Centers and other situations where high-IOPS are needed.