New OCZ NVMe SSDs Win Enterprise SSD Category Delivering Superior Random I/O Performance, Low Latencies and Robust Features via Multiple Configurations
By   |  October 07, 2015

OCZ Storage Solutions, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that its new Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series has earned the Best of Computex award in the Enterprise SSD category from industry leading tech publication Tom’s Hardware Guide. This prestigious award recognizing OCZ’s innovation and technological advancements was announced June 6th at Computex 2015.

“We are very pleased to win the Best of Computex award in the Enterprise SSD category for our NVMe- compliant Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Storage Solutions. “This award not only represents a validation of our product strategy, but highlights a drive that delivers leading performance and features, and is a compelling solution for our enterprise customers.”

CZ’s new Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series utilizes NVMe to streamline the storage stack and reduce protocol latency to dramatically boost performance and efficiency over previous Z-Drive generations. PCIe Gen 3 bandwidth allows the Z-Drive 6000 family to achieve leading sustained transfer speeds up to 2.9 GB/s while NVMe efficiency enables the Z-Drive 6000 SSDs to read up to 700,000 I/O requests per second and write up to 160,000 operations per second. The Z-Drive 6000 also delivers consistent and predictable low-latency I/O responses of only 25 microseconds for a 4KB write and 80 microseconds for a 4KB read.

The NVMe-compliant Z-Drive 6000 Series are available in multiple configurations as follows:

  • The Z-Drive 6000 SFF Series (read-intensive applications): supports 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) and usable capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB.
  • The Z-Drive 6300 SFF Series (mixed workload applications): supports 2.5-inch SFF and usable capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB and 6.4TB.
  • The Z-Drive 6300 AIC Series (mixed workload applications): supports Half-Height/Half-Length (HHHL) Add-in Card (AIC) form factors and usable capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB and 6.4TB.

The Best of Computex Judging Committee was comprised of editors from Tom’s Hardware Guide and Tom’s IT Pro publications, choosing the most innovative products and components covering graphics technology, motherboards, cooling systems, power supplies, peripherals, storage technology, and general computing. The award showcases vendors pushing the boundaries of technology with a compelling product worthy of the ‘Best of Show’ recognition.

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