by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Availability Of Dual Port OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced that is wholly owned subsidiary, OCZ, has made a dual port version of its Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series immediately available. With a dual port connection two hosts can concurrently access data from the same storage device. Or users can use the dual port as a redundant access path to the drive, providing SAS-like features such as High Availability (HA).

The Z-Drive 6000 series now represents a complete SSD solution supporting I/O needs, high bandwidth, low latency, and now being dual ported, redundancy. The new dual port ability means that a single point of failure is eliminated as well as the ability to maintain QoS when two hosts are accessing the same drive in the event of a failure. Other enhancements on the new Z-Drive 6000 series are multiple namespaces, non-binary sector sizes, and self-encrypting drive (SED) with Crypto Erase.

Looking at performance, OCZ claims its Z-Drive 6000 series can hit sustained I/O performance over 700,000 IOPS for 4K random read and consistent low-latency of 30 µs. The U.2 drives are hot-swappable and run in capacity from 800GB up to 6.4TB. OCZ offers the drives in both read-intensive models and mixed workload models as well as an HHHL AIC (though the AIC does not support dual porting).

Z-6000 series specifications

  • Models: Z-Drive 6000 | Z-Drive 6300 | Z-Drive 6300 Max Capacity
  • Form factor: U.2 | U.2 | U.2
  • NAND: Toshiba A19nm MLC
  • Interface: NVMe 1.1b Gen 3 X4 (2x2)
  • Max usable capacity: 3.2TB | 6.4TB | 3.84TB
  • Serviceability: Hot-swappable
  • Endurance: 1 DWPD/5 years | 3 DWPD/5 years | 1 DWPD/5 years
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • MBTF: 2 million hours
  • Power Consumption Idle: 9.0W (typical), Active: 25W (typical)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: -45°C ~ 70°C


The new dual port NVMe SSDs from OCZ are available now.

Z-6000 product page

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