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.”