OCZ Storage Solutions has presented the new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD series, designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments. The new line comes with an extensive enterprise-optimized feature set, low total cost of ownership and large capacities.
The Saber 1000 line currently features three models with capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB and makes use of the latest 19 nm Toshiba NAND flash and Barefoot 3 controllers. In addition they come in the common 2.5-inch form factor, support SATA 3.0, measure 99.7 x 69.75 x 7 mm and weigh 113 grams.
“In hyperscale and distributed computing environments, a majority of the servers are performing high read activity tasks,” said George Crump, Founder and Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland. “For these read-intensive environments, an SSD, like OCZ’s new Saber 1000 that provides high capacity, predictable performance and enterprise-level support – at favorable acquisition costs – is an ideal fit. This product provides an excellent opportunity for OCZ to expand its enterprise footprint into this evolving market segment.”
“In designing the new Saber 1000 Series we listened to our customers to meet their growing needs for a server-class SSD that is optimized with the right balance of features, performance and cost,” said Daryl Lang, CTO for OCZ Storage Solutions. “With the Saber 1000 Series, customers now have an ideal storage solution in which to build an all-flash datacenter, one that is able to efficiently process high volume enterprise and hyperscale workloads.”
As to performance here’s what you can expect – all models offer 550 MB/sec of read speed but differ in write speed. Thus the 240 GB model offers 515 MB/sec of write speed and the 480 GB and 960 GB models reach 500 MB/sec and 470 MB/sec, respectively. The models also differ in the IOPS department – the 240 GB model offers 86,000 IOPS while reading and 20,000 IOPS while writing. The numbers for the 480 GB and 960 GB models are 95,000 IOPS while reading and 23,000 IOPS when writing (480 GB) and 98,000 IOPS reading and 20,000 IOPS when writing (960 GB).
The drives support some advanced technologies as well. One of them is very low power consumption – they need just 3.7W of power when under full load and support the Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) technology which protects your data in case of a sudden power loss. The Central Management function allows the user to monitor the drives from afar.
All three models come with 5-year warranties. No word on pricing as of now.