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OCZ Releases Talos 2 Enterprise SAS 6 Gb/s SSD

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.

  • hoof_hearted
    Anyone find a price on the 1TB model (TL2RSAK2G2M1X-0800)?
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  • c4v3man
    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
    you have to choose between a 1TB SSD or a new console...
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  • blackened144
    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
    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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  • 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
    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
    Sounds good.
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  • thor220
    sounds like the imperials won't be able to take advantage of these bad boys . . .
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  • dekkar
    thats 100 M4s..... not OCZ.... we did have 4 Vertex 2 and one of them failed.
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