OCZ Makes Strong Push in Enterprise SSD Market
Based on demonstrated prototypes seen at Computex in Taiwan, OCZ is set to introduce two new products to the enterprise SSD market. As The Register notes, the Z-Drive R4 and the Revo Hybrid are aimed at enterprises - a step up for the company who started with consumer flash. Going toe to toe with Fusion-io in the enterprise flash array market, OCZ is adding a flash-disk drive hybrid to its range for workstation use.
"OCZ talked about doing this with its RevoDrive at a Flash Summit in August last year. It demonstrated fixing a 2.5-inch hard disk drive to a RevoDrive PCIe card at Computex in May. The prototype product used 60GB of MLC flash with four SandForce SF-2200 processors in a RAID 0 configuration, a 500GB hard drive, together with DataPlex caching software. OCZ called this combination a Revo Hybrid.”