At FMS 2015, OCZ showcased both their Z-Drive 6000 Series SSDs. OCZ also revealed their latest Z-Drive 6000 PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Dual-Port SSD for enterprise and data centers.

Manufacturer OCZ OCZ OCZ
Model Z-Drive 6000 SFF Z-Drive 6300 SFF Z-Drive 6300 AIC
Form-Factor SAS 2.5″ SFF SAS 2.5″ SFF HHHL
Controller PMC-Sierra Princeton PMC-Sierra Princeton PMC-Sierra Princeton
NAND Toshiba A19nm MLC Toshiba A19nm eMLC Toshiba A19nm eMLC
Capacity 800GB/1600GB/3200GB 800GB/1600GB/3200GB 800GB/1600GB/3200GB/ 8TB (Coming Soon)
Sequential Read Up to 2900MB/s Up to 2900MB/s Up to 2900MB/s
Sequential Write Up to 1900MB/s Up to 1400MB/s Up to 1400MB/s
4K Random Read Up to 700K IOPS Up to 700K IOPS Up to 700K IOPS
4K Random Write Up to 160K IOPS Up to 120K IOPS Up to 120K IOPS
Endurance 1 DWPD 3 DWPD 3 DWPD

OCZ’s Z-Drive 6000 series currently contains three products. The Z-Drive 6000 caters towards read-intensive workloads while the Z-Drive 6300 is configured for a mixed/write intensive workloads. All three are PCIe SSDs capable of supporting PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface and the NVMe 1.1b.

OCZ also plans to launch a 8TB version of the Z-Drive 6300 although no information is available on when it’ll launch.


The biggest news at FMS 2015 is OCZ’s new Z-Drive 6000 with dual port functionality. For a demonstration, OCZ had two separate systems running FIO simultaneously on a single Z-Drive 6000. Currently, dual port functionality is quite common for SAS drives, but not so much for PCIe drives. This is important for applications where host redundancy is critical.

The OCZ Z-Drive 6000 is available now.