OCZ have today unveiled the VeloDrive PCI-Express SSDs which are designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise clients and system integrators. The OCZ VeloDrive optimizes high-performance computing and storage applications, which provides "unparalleled versatility and simplified integration".
Daryl Lang, VIP of Product Management of OCZ Technology Group says:
The VeloDrive is the latest addition to our comprehensive lineup of PCIe SSDs. A truly configurable solution, it helps a range of customers accelerate their application performance. he ability to run the VeloDrive in multiple modes provides clients with the freedom to use the raid stack of their choice. This maximizes performance and creates faster, more seamless deployments with RAID stacks that may already have been qualified for their unique usage model.
The VeloDrive is capable of running in either hardware or software RAID modes and can be deployed in half-height or full-height based systems. OCZ say that when comparing the VeloDrive to other PCIe flash-based solutions, the highly-efficient VeloDrive has a minimal impact on system resources including CPU utilization and the system's DRAM footprint.
Speed wise, this thing seems quite amazing. By eliminating the SATA/SAS bottleneck, the VeloDrive is capable of delivering speeds of up to 1GB/sec and 130, 000 4KM random write IOPS. The VeloDrive is powered by a SandForce SF-1565 SSD processor which is built for enhanced reliability and power loss data protection. The VeloDrive utilizes MLC NAND flash and will be available in 300GB, 600GB and 1.2TB configurations.
When can I have one OCZ?