Sunday, November 23rd 2014

OCZ Introduces Saber 1000 Enterprise SATA SSDs

OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments. The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series solves demanding key customer business challenges and supported by an enterprise-optimized feature-set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

The new series leverages the latest A19nm NAND flash from Toshiba and is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB usable capacities. It utilizes OCZ's internally developed Barefoot 3 controller and firmware which delivers consistent sustained I/O performance across all capacities to accelerate enterprise applications.
"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."

In a steady state condition by which the Saber 1000 Series 960GB drive is writing, erasing and re-writing data repeatedly over its full capacity, the performance for both large block sequential operations, as well as small block random operations, is at the top of its competitive class with specifications that include:
  • 550 MB/s for sequential reads (128KB blocks);
  • 470 MB/s for sequential writes (128KB blocks);
  • 98,000 IOPS for random reads (4KB blocks); and
  • 20,000 IOPS for random writes (4KB blocks)
The Saber 1000 Series is ideally suited for read-intensive applications such as read cache and indexing, Video-On Demand (VoD), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), media streaming, front-end web server, cloud infrastructure, online archiving, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Enterprise Content Management (ECM), to name a few. Additionally, low 3.7 watts of power are typically consumed in an active state that helps to shrink datacenter energy needs while leading to additional savings due to reduced cooling requirements.

In the event of a sudden power loss, the Saber 1000 Series uses a technique referred to as Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) which holds up the SSD circuitry long enough to ensure the integrity of the device so that it can be fully operational again once power is restored.

Monitoring and management is driven to new levels with OCZ's value added StoragePeak 1000 SSD Management System that enables IT managers to centrally monitor and administer connected Saber 1000 SSDs and other OCZ enterprise class solution resources from a web-based management interface. This network-accessible management system securely connects to multiple hosts (running Linux or Windows operating systems) providing a cross-platform view of the OCZ SSDs connected to servers, storage arrays or appliances, and includes a user configurable alerting systems that enables IT corrective actions to be initiated at an early stage.
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7 Comments on OCZ Introduces Saber 1000 Enterprise SATA SSDs

#1
Prima.Vera
I won't trust OCZ, not in the next 100 years. Besides, those costs much more than Sams PROs.... good luck with that!
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#2
Eroticus
What is the problem with OCZ ?

i still have 2 memory kits ~8 years old in my old HTPC +

~5 years old Vertex 4 that is working perfect , and i really unhappy with my new EVO 1TB SSD ~.~ ... ( price > performance )
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#3
DeathtoGnomes
There tons of other people that have not had the same luck as you. The biggest contributing factor to the brand name hate was that the customer service on a failed drive was horrible, which included bold faced lies that returned items have not arrived, implying that they there were never sent or "lost in the mail" or various other excuse that put the blame on the sender, all so OCZ didnt have to honor its warranties. OCZ screwed its own reputation and a good chunk of the reason OCZ folded and sold out.

I have had great success with OCZ parts, but we all know that all components nowadays are outsourced and only a brand label is plastered to them. Reputation is everything in computer components. We pay for brand names that have good reputations, OCZ failed too many people, and lost its reputation, hence all the hate for the name.

Personally, the last item I have with the OCZ name on it is a 700w power supply. We all know OCZ didnt build it themselves, basically a re-brand, and the damn has been running damn near 24/7 for 6 years. A good power supply with a crappy brand name.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Prima.Vera
I won't trust OCZ, not in the next 100 years. Besides, those costs much more than Sams PROs.... good luck with that!
Never mind some of those Sammy's come with a 10y warranty.
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#5
lemonadesoda
I don't understand the "brand value" of OCZ. I would buy a "Toshiba" but I wouldnt buy an OCZ. Are Toshiba worried about the quality of these SSDs, so they use a disposable brand name just in case?

When there has been a total brand fail (like OCZ) it is better to burn the books and start over. What are Toshiba up to?
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#6
DeathtoGnomes
Maybe they are trying to re-establish reputation? idk. that would be like raising a sunken ship.
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#7
EarthDog
Some see the forest through the trees on OCZ is all. There are certain drives that had a atrocious failure rates though most others floated right around their competitors average return rates.
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