OCZ is preparing to launch mSATA editions of its Deneva 2 and Intrepid SSDs, both models are currently sampling to OEM customers.
These new solutions target slim servers, network security devices, but also dual drive notebooks and tablets. The mSATA-enabled Deneva 2 makes use of a SandForce controller, has 20nm-class MLC NAND Flash memory, a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 2 million hours, TRIM support, and delivers up to 80,000 random 4k write IOPS and a 550 MB/s bandwidth.
The Intrepid mSATA drives feature the Indilinx Arowana Flash Transition Layer that provides increased sequential write speeds and IOPS, and the Indilinx Ndurance Technology for enhanced endurance.
"Embedded system designers require small format, cost-effective SSD solutions that do not compromise performance or reliability. Unlike standard drives, OCZ mSATA SSDs are much smaller with no outer housing, making them an easy to deploy storage solution for mobile computing, boot modules for virtualization applications, or HDD caching, allowing for high capacities, high performance, and low power consumption in a very compact form factor.
"OCZ Deneva 2 and Intrepid mSATA solid state drives provide OEMs with the flexibility to address storage and caching requirements within innovative form factors, including embedded and dual-drive devices and blade servers," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "These new SSDs are available in a wide range of capacities and configurations to deliver exceptional scalability, performance, and endurance, all with a compact and energy efficient design."
The mSATA industry-standard design combined with OCZ's extensive firmware support provides high levels compatibility for simplified system integration, with proprietary caching software made available to OEMs for data management appliances. OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs include key enterprise reliability features such as best-in-class endurance (e.g., minimal write amplification, intelligent block management and wear-leveling), and advanced encryption and ECC. For maximum performance, the Deneva 2 mSATA series offers 6Gbps throughput rates with up to 80,000 random 4k write IOPS and 550MB/s of bandwidth. Likewise, the OCZ Intrepid mSATA Series features Indilinx Arowana Flash Transition Layer with Hyper-Queuing, resulting in increased sequential write speeds and IOPS. The Intrepid Series also maximizes the lifespan of low-endurance flash with Indilinx Ndurance