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SAS Solid-State Drive with Enterprise-Grade Multi-Level Cell Technology

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A new development in flash memory is a serial-attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) equipped with enterprise-grade multi-level cell (E-MLC) NAND flash technology. The 2.5” XceedIOPS SAS SSD from Smart delivers superior endurance in enterprise environments due to the use of the latest 34nm E-MLC NAND flash technology. Specified endurance for E-MLC flash is 30,000 program/erase (P/E) cycles, whereas competing commercial MLC (C-MLC) technologies typically demonstrate only 1,500 to 5,000 P/E cycles. Endurance is further enhanced by an advanced wear leveling algorithm combined with advanced data management hardware, delivering the industry’s lowest levels of write amplification while also significantly boosting performance. As a result, the Smart XceedIOPS SAS SSD family of products will deliver a minimum of five years of operational life in environments that write up to 10x the device’s total data capacity per day.

Specifically optimized for high-performance enterprise storage and server systems, the XceedIOPS SAS SSD achieves up to 26,000/20,000 IOPS random read/write and 250/230 Mbyte/s sustained read/write. Available in 100, 200 and 400 Gbyte capacities, the new XceedIOPS SAS SSD offers high reliability and data integrity due to extensive error-correction and detection capabilities, multi-level data-path and code protection, data-fail recovery and data-integrity monitoring. Designed to fit the restricted power envelope of enterprise storage environments, the XceedIOPS SAS SSD incorporates staggered power-on support. In addition, the new XceedIOPS SAS SSD supports long data sector (LDS), which allows host transfer sizes of 512, 520 and 528 bytes.

SMART Modular Technologies, Newark, CA. (510) 623-1231. [www.smarm.com].