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SSD targets enterprise storage apps

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:solid state drive? MLC flash? enterprise storage?

Smart Storage Systems has debuted its solid-state drive (SSD) geared for enterprise storage applications. The Optimus Ultra Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD claims to deliver excellent performance, capacity, reliability and endurance, available in capacities ranging from 150GB to 1.2TB.

The Optimus Ultra SAS SSD delivers read/write performance of 100K/60K IOPS and a sustained transfer rate of 1GB/s in wide port operation. It achieves 25 full random drive writes per day for five years with consumer-grade multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash, making it suitable for enterprise environments, noted the company.

Optimus Ultra SAS SSD

The SSD touts 100K/60K IOPS read/write performance.

According to Smart Storage Systems, the SSD leverages the proprietary Guardian Technology Platform to provide the endurance and feature set required for enterprise environmentsthe FlashGuard, EverGuard and DataGuard technologies. FlashGuard, a combination of aggregated flash management and signal processing technologies, enables commercial MLC flash to achieve higher endurance levels. DataGuard and EverGuard technologies ensure data integrity and drive reliability are never compromised, satisfying the demanding reliability requirements of tier-1 enterprise storage applications, the firm stated.

The Optimus Ultra will begin sampling to select customers in 2Q12.

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