OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, announced the introduction of the Z-Drive 4500 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD Series.
The Z-Drive 4500 leverages 19 nanometer (nm) MLC NAND flash, and features a more robust architectural design covering 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB usable capacities.
Each model of the series is integrated with OCZ’s Windows Accelerator (WXL) Software -- a flash management and caching solution for Microsoft Windows Server applications. WXL Software enables IT managers to deliver low-latency flash deployable as a local flash volume, a flash cache for HDD volumes or as a combination of both. Also, WXL Software performs statistical ‘out-of-band’ processing to intelligently cache the most frequently accessed data on Z-Drive 4500 flash.
Driven by OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) and LSI SandForce SF-2582 processors, the series deliver maximum read bandwidth of up to 2,900 MB/s, maximum write bandwidth of up to 2,200 MB/s, random 4K block read throughput of up to 252,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and random 4K block write throughput of up to 76,000 IOPS.
The Z-Drive 4500 Series features tools and capabilities such as power loss data protection, end-to-end data path protection that performs data integrity checks at every data juncture ensuring that corrupted data is detected and not propagated, 128-bit AES encryption, TRIM Command support, temperature sensing and thermal throttling, as well as a complete rebuild of the Linux and Windows kernel device drivers from the Z-Drive R4 platform and optimized to improve SSD performance and stability.
The available MLC models include 800GB capacity (Model ZD4RPFC8MT300-0800), 1.6TB capacity (Model ZD4RPFC8MT310-1600), and 3.2TB capacity (Model ZD4RPFC8MT320-3200), all with a five-year warranty.