The latest PCIe-based SSD from OCZ, known as the OCZ Z-Drive R4 is offering a super high speed of data transfer of 2,800MB/s (Megabytes per second). It’s also capable of pumping at a rate of over 500,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS). All these massive figures are great for enterprise data applications and cloud computing that need high data transfer rate.
The OCZ Z-Drive R4 comes in two different form factors which suit different sizes of servers. The first form factor is a half height card that suits space-constrained 1U server or multi-node rack-mount server. While the other model is a full height card that’s suitable for tower-based or larger servers. Both models support the single-level cell (SLC) and multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash.
The Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD is suitable for organizations dealing with huge amount of data and those involved in cloud computing. The Z-Drive R4 can be equipped with a Single SuperScale controller or a dual SuperScale controller. The former offers the mentioned 2,800 MB/s while the latter offers double the performance, pumping data at a rate of 5,600 MB/s and 1.2 million IOPS.
The OCZ Z-Drive R4 is also integrated with the OCZ VCA 2.0, a multifaceted virtualization layer that interfaces with the OCZ SuperScale Storage Controller which combines processing and full DMA cores, as well as internal PCIe, SATA and SAS physical interfaces. More information about this new OCZ Z-drive R4 is available on the OCZ website.