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Company unveils a raft of enterprise drives and says increased demand saw SSD revenue increase 130 per cent.

CES 2012: OCZ goes large on enterprise SSDs, narrows losses

Solid state storage specialist OCZ has unveiled a number of SSD drives, mostly targeting the enterprise sector, including a PCIe 3.0 ‘Cloud-Optimised Solution’ with up to 16TB of storage.

OCZ boss Ryan Petersen called the CES show a "great opportunity for us to showcase our latest storage technology". Among the new announcements in the CIe x16 Gen 3 SSD which supports up to 16GB/s of total bandwidth.

The company also introduced SATA 3.0-based drives based on a third generation Indilinx controller and available in 2.5-inch form factor up to capacities of 2TB.

In a separate announcement OCZ revealed reduced losses with SSD revenue increasing 130 per cent in the third quarter, overall revenue up 94 per cent year on year. "This trend is being driven by an increase in market adoption of our SSDs," said OCZ boss Ryan Petersen.

Losses sharply narrowed to $900,000 in the third quarter versus an $8.3 million loss in the same quarter the previous year. The firm also pointed out that OCZ’s SSDs based on the firm’s acquired Indilinx chipsets were shipping in LG’s newly shipping Super Ultrabook Z300.

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