OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSDs


OCZ has announced its newest high-speed solid state drive designed for server applications, the Z-Drive 4500. OCZ’s latest Z-Drive 4500 is a full-height, single-slot PCIe 2.0 8x expansion card, utilizing Toshiba’s 19nm MLC NAND that allows it to hit a claimed 2,900MB/s with sequential reads and 2,200MB/s with writes. The drive is available in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB and is rated for up to 252,000 IOps with 4KB random reads and 78,000 IOps with random writes. This SSD is superior to a standard desktop SSD, which usually tops out around 550 MB/s for sequential read/write and 100,000 IOPS for random reads.

In terms of software management, it uses OCZ’s new Windows Accelerator (WXL) Software, a flash management and caching solution for Microsoft Windows Server applications that can make the drive available as a local flash volume, a flash cache for HDD volumes, or both. Regarding its pricing, the Z-Drive 4500 800 GB of storage sells for $2,355, while the1.6 TB will costs you $3,806 and the largest 3.2 TB has a price tag of whoopping $6,533.

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