SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

November 12, 2012 12:11 ET

RAID, Inc. Selects SMART Storage Systems' Optimus SSD for Next-Generation Enterprise-Class Storage Solution

Industry-Leading Optimus SAS SSD Enables 1M IOPS and 10 Drive Writes per Day to RAID Inc.'s 2U 24-Bay EBOD Storage Solution; To Be Displayed at SuperComputing 2012

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - SMART Storage Systems, an innovative enterprise SSD technology provider, today announced that RAID, Inc. has selected the company's Optimus Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) for use in its next-generation EBOD storage solution. Designed for mid-level, enterprise-class storage solutions, the next-generation 2U 24-bay EBOD will leverage the Optimus SAS SSD to deliver improved performance and enhanced endurance to RAID, Inc.'s customers. SMART Storage Systems and RAID, Inc. will display and demonstrate the new EBOD equipped with 24 Optimus SAS 200GB SSDs at Supercomputing 2012 in the SMART Storage Systems booth (#3655), November 12 - 15, 2012 in Salt Lake City.

The RAID, Inc. 2U 24-bay EBOD is designed as a cost-effective, enterprise-class JBOD using the SAS 6Gb/s interface. It offers best-in-class performance, achieving a sustained transfer rate of up to 6GB/s and delivering random read performance of as much as 1M IOPS, in an energy efficient 24x7 high-availability fully redundant enclosure.

"We are highly impressed with the Optimus SAS SSDs from SMART Storage Systems. They have everything you look for in an SSD: endurance, performance, reliability, and value," said Bob Picard, CEO of RAID Incorporated. "The addition of the Optimus SSD to our EBOD storage solution significantly increases its overall performance and endurance, making the EBOD the preeminent storage solution for our customers."

Designed for the demanding enterprise and high performance computing environments, Optimus SAS SSD delivers random read/write performance of up to 100K/50K IOPS, a maximum sustained transfer rate in excess of 500MB/s, and is available in capacities ranging from 200GB to 1.6TB. Performance is complimented by SMART Storage Systems' Guardian Technology Platform™ which enables the Optimus SSD to deliver 10 full random drive writes per day for a period of five years while using consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash. The Guardian Technology Platform is comprised of a comprehensive suite of proprietary features, including FlashGuard™, EverGuard™, and DataGuard™ technologies. FlashGuard enables commercial MLC flash to achieve higher endurance levels while also ensuring that little-to-no performance degradation will occur over the life of the drive. DataGuard and EverGuard technologies work together to ensure that data integrity and drive reliability are never compromised enabling Optimus to meet or exceed the reliability requirements of the most demanding Tier-1 enterprise storage applications. Optimus also includes Data Integrity Feature (DIF) functionality, and provides full support for the PI Type 1 and 2 command set.

"Today's enterprises not only require extreme performance, but also solutions that can withstand the write-intensive applications that are common in the enterprise environment," said John Scaramuzzo, President of SMART Storage Systems. "RAID Inc.'s EBOD with the Optimus SSD takes enterprise performance and endurance to new heights. With this combined solution, enterprise organizations can address the most demanding application requirements, while also ensuring that their dollar goes further by providing the highest in SSD endurance."

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About RAID Incorporated
Since 1994 RAID Incorporated has provided true 100% customized solutions for the HPC marketplace. The company specializes in optimizing total system performance by enhancing computational resources, interconnects, and I/O subsystems with a concierge support model that assures the highest level of personalized service. For more information about RAID Incorporated, visit or call 800-330-7335.

About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in Flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of global companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See for more information.