•  Ray
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Look, we can't help ourselves. You say "SSD," we drool. Like clockwork. The allure of NAND-based storage is unavoidable and OCZ Technology seems to be at the forefront of making it all come together. Rather than pushing their latest into the hands of mere consumers, however the company's Deneva 2 series of solid state drives are made with the enterprise in mind. They take full advantage of the cutting-edge SATA 6Gb/s interface, and are designed for a wide range of enterprise applications including servers, cloud computing, and data centers.

Based on SandForce SF-2000 SSD processors, the Deneva 2 series delivers up to 80,000 4KB random write IOPS and 550MB/s of potential bandwidth. In addition, the series includes enterprise-grade multi-level cell (eMLC) NAND flash technology, which offers improved endurance for write-intensive applications. Deneva 2 SSDs can also be customized, come in a wide variety of interface options including PCIe, and are available in 2.5, 3.5, and 1.8 inch form factors for use in very high density computing environments, including blade servers.

As with most enterprise SSDs, there aren't any pricing details here, but you can rest assured that they won't come cheap.

I am sure being commercial market based that they won't be cheap. I do however love seeing this market platform grow as it means they will be cheaper for the general consumer/user. One thing though a Blade server is an OEM piece of equipment so unless OCZ is working with your preferred manufacturer it would seem to be hard to get one in a blade server. Of course I guess you could get a blade server and change the drives at your discretion as well. So be that as it may I guess!


Enterprise tech always trickles down to enthusiasts and then to the everyday computer user. So wahoo for more SSD technology and that these companies keep on pushing the limits.


Cool! Still wouldnt know how cool these things would actually stay in a blade though? Your standard HDD has air flow all through it as long as you dont "cover this hole".

To me these seem like they would be a proverbial HotPocket being microwaved in the fridge?