While several companies are already offering internal Solid State Drives for use in servers, OCZ has just announced a solution that targets the consumer segment. The RevoDrive uses a PCIe connection to enable higher speeds than possible with a traditional SATA interface, but OCZ manages to keep the price for the drive relatively low.
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OCZ sure knows how to keep everyone’s attention. Why launch all your new products at once when you can spread the press releases out over the course of a week? The latest is the announcement of a 1.8″ version of their Vertex 2 model.
OCZ Vertex 2 1.8" SSD
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It was hard to miss the news about Anobit today. They announced the first drive using their Memory Signal Processing technology; with their proprietary technology they hope to make Multi-Level Cell (MLC) flash drives as reliable as the more expensive SLC models.
Anobit Genesis SSD
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OCZ just launched a new product as part of their Enterprise label: the Deneva series of SSD’s. These appear to be aimed at OEMs; OCZ offers these in a variety of interface options (SATA, SAS, FC and PCI-express) and all sorts of form factors.
OCZ Deneva 2
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OCZ technology is offering two new Solid State drives for the enterprise market: the Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX:
“OCZ is committed to enabling our enterprise clients with the latest solid state drive technology in a variety of interfaces,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “With our new Vertex 2 EX and Pro series SSDs, we are able to deliver robust solutions that address the critical requirements of enterprise applications, including enhanced endurance, write performance, and data protection, with the option of either MLC or SLC NAND. These are truly best-in-class solutions designed for the most rigorous computing environments.”
OCZ Vertex 2 EX SSD
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OCZ is now shipping another Flash product: the Z-Drive. It is an internal drive, connected via an 8-lane PCI express bus. This makes the drive faster than SAS or SATA based solutions; the drive is available with both SLC and MLC memory, which enables customers to choose between the highest performance and a more affordable drive.
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With VMworld wrapping up today, it’s a quiet news day which is always a nice time to look back at some of the products that have been released lately. HotHardware is one of the places that does so, by providing us with an extensive test report about the current state-of-the-art SSD drives.
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OCZ just announced two new Solid State drives: the OCZ Solid 2 series offers drives with 64 and 128 gigabytes of storage capacity. The drives use MLC chips, and are geared towards “mainstream consumers looking to take advantage of flash based storage technology”. The new models use the same Indilinx controller found in OCZ’s more expensive offerings, and are backed by a 3-year warranty.
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HotHardware has an article about garbage collection for SSD drives. They start with a summary of why this process is of vital importance:
The flash memory used on today’s SSDs is comprised of cells that usually contain 4KB pages that are arranged in blocks of 512KB. When a cell is unused, data can be written to it relatively quickly. But if a cell already contains some data–no matter how little, even if it fills only a single page in the block–the entire block must be re-written. That means, whatever data is already present in the block must be read, then it must be combined or replaced, etc. with the new additional data, and the entire block is then re-written. As you can surmise, this process takes much longer than simply writing data straight to an empty block.
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