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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.