SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

July 26, 2012 13:00 ET

SMART Storage Systems Announces Next-Generation XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD Leveraging 24nm eMLC Flash

New XceedIOPS2 Makes Enterprise-Class Performance, Endurance, and Reliability More Affordable

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - SMART Storage Systems, a rapidly emerging innovator of solid-state drive (SSD) technology, today announced its new XceedIOPS2 serial-ATA (SATA) 6Gbps SSD, leveraging 24nm enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) NAND Flash. With the smaller 24nm process node, the new XceedIOPS2 provides enterprise organizations the enterprise-class performance and the reliability they require in a more cost-effective SSD, making it the company's new flagship SATA SSD for mainstream workloads.

As enterprise organizations work to manage ever expanding data sets, they require the high-throughput that SSDs deliver. However, to fulfill this need in mixed workload applications, organizations are forced to adopt either less-reliable client SSDs, or higher cost single-level cell (SLC) SSDs. By leveraging the smaller 24nm geometry, SMART Storage Systems' new XceedIOPS2 SATA delivers both the performance and reliability required for enterprise applications without commanding the price premium of SLC-based SSDs or risk reduced reliability commonly experienced with client SSDs.

Leveraging the SATA 6Gb/s interface, the XceedIOPS2 delivers up to 520 MB/s of sequential read/write speed and up to 60,000/40,000 random read/write IOPS. Available in both 1.8" and 2.5" form factors, and ranging from 50 to 400GB in capacity, the XceedIOPS2 ensures the highest reliability and data integrity with a comprehensive error-correction and detection engine; multi-level data-path and code protection; data fail recovery; advanced thermal management features; and high reliability back-up power circuitry. The XceedIOPS2 also employs a highly efficient flash-management algorithm that includes bad-block management, wear leveling, and minimal write amplification. The drive is backed by a five year warranty.

"Enterprise organizations have previously been forced to choose SSDs that were either too expensive or that didn't provide the reliability and enterprise feature set required for their particular application," said John Scaramuzzo, president at SMART Storage Systems. "Our new XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD strikes the balance that enterprise organizations require by providing a deep enterprise feature set while passing on to the customer the savings that the smaller 24nm process node affords."

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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 www.smartstoragesys.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings

The SMART family of 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 www.smartm.com for more information.

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