OCZ Releases VeloDrive PCI-Express Solid-State Drive
The VeloDrive SSD optimizes high-performance computing and storage applications and is aimed at midmarket companies.OCZ Technology Group, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of solid-state drives, unveiled the VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD. Designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size businesses, enterprise clients and system integrators, the VeloDrive optimizes high-performance computing and storage applications. "The VeloDrive is the latest addition to our comprehensive lineup of PCIe SSDs. A truly configurable solution, it helps a range of customers accelerate their application performance," said Daryl Lang, vice president of product management for OCZ Technology Group. "The ability to run the VeloDrive in multiple modes provides clients with the freedom to use the raid stack of their choice. This maximizes performance and creates faster, more seamless deployments with RAID stacks that may already have been qualified for their unique usage model."
The VeloDrive can be run in either hardware or software RAID mode and can be deployed in half-height or full-height system requirements. Lang said when compared with competing PCIe flash-based solutions, the highly efficient VeloDrive has a minimal impact on system resources, including CPU utilization and the system's DRAM footprint.