CES 2013: OCZ reworks product lines, releases PCIe-based Vector SSD
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2013 - 06:30 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: vector PCIe, vector, ocz, ces 2013, CES
Today at CES, OCZ released the Vector PCIe SSD:
This is essentially a RevoDrive, still using VCA 2.0 as the method of tying a pair of SSDs together, only in this case OCZ has ditched SandForce in favor of their new Indilinx parts lifted from their Vector Series. I witnessed the pre-release part turning in 160,000 4k random read IOPS and upwards of 1GB/sec sequential throughput.
OCZ was also showing a new iteration of their VXL enterprise caching software:
The new software, dubbed LXL, is currently in beta testing. LXL is linux based and employs a caching driver to tie the SSD into the SAN or other local storage. The benefit is that there is also a user-land application and GUI that can 'tune' the caching driver based on default and custom scripts. This tuneability lets the administrator control what sort of data gets cached based on the expected workloads placed on the storage system. This prevents infrequently accessed data from pushing the speed-critical content out of the cache, and should prove more effective than typical caching drivers which are generally unintelligent on their own.
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