OCZ has taken the opportunity to showcase their wares at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), all of which are enterprise solid state drives of varying interface types such as SATA, SAS, and PCIe. OCZ offers storage solutions for applications including virtualization, database, and cloud management and has recently shifted their focus from consumer to enterprise SSDs.
Making the trade show rounds for a while but yet to be released is the Intrepid 3 drive is powered by the Indilinx Everest 2 controller that we’ve seen in the consumer Vertex 4 drives but has yet to make an appearance outside of consumer hardware. This is a SATA based drive in the 2.5″ form factor and should be hitting the enterprise market soon.
Of bigger interest would be the shiny and smaller Z-Drive R4 that’s PCIe based and chocked full of SandForce SF-2582 controllers, eight to be precise, and Toshiba NAND. It’s specifically designed to be very adaptable as to be deployed in a much greater range of platforms while lending support for the the Open Compute Project (OCP).