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OCZ Releases Talos 2 Enterprise SAS 6 Gb/s SSD

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OCZ Technology has announced the release of it Talos 2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD Series for the enterprise market.

The Talos 2 SAS SSD drive is based on a 2.5" form factor and a dual-port Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 Gb/s. It features "DataWrite Assurance" Protection and OCZ's "Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0" technology. OCZ claims that VCA 2.0 "optimizes the drive for enterprise environments and mixed-workloads ensuring excellent overall performance." DataWrite Assurance Protection helps protect data in case of sudden power loss. Also, the Talos 2 includes the option to enable T10-DIF (Data Integrity Field), allowing for the insertion of 8 bytes of additional data during transfers to ensure complete data integrity.

The Talos 2 SSDs are available in 100 GB to 1 TB capacities, in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND configurations to cover the complete spectrum of applications. Talos 2's performance offers up to 550 MB/s (read); up to 375 MB/s (write), with 4 kB random operations of 70,000 IOPS (read) and 35,000 IOPS (write). To address the demands of the enterprise segment, it offers mixed-workload performance or 54,000 IOPS 4K Random (75 percent read; 25 percent write) and 42,000 IOPS 8K Random (75% Read; 25% Write)

“The Talos 2 SAS solid state drives expand on the original series by offering enterprise customers superior performance, reliability, and density all in a compact footprint,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ technology Group. “The Talos 2 enterprise SSDs are optimized for the most demanding storage systems and provide clients with an easy to deploy solution that vastly improves application performance over traditional SAS based HDDs.”

The Talos 2 has a MTBF of 2 million hours and comes with a 3-year warranty. To learn more about the Talos 2 SAS SSD, visit OCZ Technology at its product page.

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    hoof_hearted , November 30, 2011 3:41 PM
    Anyone find a price on the 1TB model (TL2RSAK2G2M1X-0800)?
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    c4v3man , November 30, 2011 4:03 PM
    Best of luck to OCZ, but I'm not sure how much interest enterprises will have for a product from a company with known reliability concerns, especially when other options exist from more reputable vendors.

    Hopefully the device will have a stellar track record, so that even if it's not a big seller, it may give business customers some confidence in the OCZ brand again for their next generation products.
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    Lord Captivus , November 30, 2011 4:11 PM
    you have to choose between a 1TB SSD or a new console...
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    blackened144 , November 30, 2011 4:16 PM
    c4v3manBest of luck to OCZ, but I'm not sure how much interest enterprises will have for a product from a company with known reliability concerns, especially when other options exist from more reputable vendors. Hopefully the device will have a stellar track record, so that even if it's not a big seller, it may give business customers some confidence in the OCZ brand again for their next generation products.

    We bought 20 1TB OCZ Colossus drives for testing a year ago or so.. We ended up RMAing about 10 of them before we finally gave up.. Those were not made for the "enterprise market" though, I hope these truly are..
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    LORD_ORION , November 30, 2011 4:22 PM
    If it doesn't have a 5 year warranty on it, don't touch it... it will fail after 3 years.

    Units with 5 year warranties tend to last much longer, because in order to get a drive to last that long, it needs to be built quite well.
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    Anonymous , November 30, 2011 4:56 PM
    OCZ seems to get a lot of interest from Enterprise customers. Just saying..

    "According to Ryan Petersen, either directly or through OEMs, OCZ SSDs have recently been deployed to enterprise and data center clients such as AOL, eBay, SAP, Prudential, Marketwire, EdgeCast, ASK.com, NTT Docomo, South Korean Telecom, Boxel, Boeing, Chevron, Carbonite, Honda, Bloomberg."

    "The list of OCZ's OEM partners include companies such as Dell, HP, SGI, Quanta Cloud Computing, Supermicro, Panzura, Tegile, Astute Networks, Penguin Computing, Wistron, JVL, Flextronics."

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20111011205041_OCZ_We_Are_One_of_the_Largest_SSD_Companies_Now.html
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    orbitron , November 30, 2011 5:21 PM
    So the 500GB (ST95005620AS) version is only 3Gb/s? I went to seagate.com it says 6Gb/s but when I visited Amazon.com it shows 3Gb/s only.
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    nikorr , November 30, 2011 5:35 PM
    Sounds good.
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    thor220 , November 30, 2011 6:28 PM
    sounds like the imperials won't be able to take advantage of these bad boys . . .
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    dekkar , November 30, 2011 10:24 PM
    thats 100 M4s..... not OCZ.... we did have 4 Vertex 2 and one of them failed.
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    dekkar , November 30, 2011 10:25 PM
    SSD is still too fail for enterprise..... I have almost 100 SSDs rolled out to desktops and they fail way more than HDD......
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    pocketdrummer , November 30, 2011 10:33 PM
    For..... One Hundred Billion Dollars! *pinky finger to mouth*
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    Anonymous , December 2, 2011 10:23 AM
    lol thor that was the first thing that came to mind when i read the title...too much skyrim the last 2 weeks.