SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

October 15, 2012 09:01 ET

SMART Storage Systems to Demonstrate Industry's Highest Performance, Largest Capacity Enterprise Storage Solutions at SNW Fall 2012

Global Enterprise Company Will Showcase 2.5" Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSD With Sustained Transfer Rate of 1GB/s in Addition to Showcasing X-IO's Hyper ISE 7-Series Storage Solution

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - SMART Storage Systems, an innovative and rapidly emerging enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) technology provider, will showcase the industry's highest performing, largest capacity enterprise-class SSD and X-IO's Hyper ISE 7-Series Storage Solution at this week's SNW Fall. Available with up to 1.6TB of useable capacity, the SMART Storage Systems Optimus Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.5" SSD delivers a 1GB/s sustained transfer rate, while also achieving the industry's highest endurance from consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) Flash. The Optimus SAS SSD will also be showcased in X-IO's Hyper ISE 7-Series in SMART Storage Systems' booth (#412).

The X-IO Hyper ISE 7-Series is designed to be the next generation's true hybrid storage solution, providing the needed capacity for today's enterprises by combing the performance of an SSD solution at the price of a HDD solution. It offers improved application performance, utilizing both the patented Continuous Adaptive Data Placement and the Optimus SAS SSD from SMART Storage Systems. The Optimus SAS SSD benefits the Hyper ISE 7-Series by achieving up to a sustained transfer rate of 2.4GB/s and random read performance of 300,000 IOPS, energy efficiency, and 24x7 high-availability redundancy of key components.

"X-IO is one of the early adopters that understands the power of SSD technology," said John Scaramuzzo, president of SMART Storage Systems. "Many companies believe a choice needs to be made between performance, capacity, or endurance. With the Optimus SSD, a choice doesn't need to be made. The Optimus SSD allows you to have it all."

The Optimus SSD delivers sustained read performance of 1GB/s in wide-port mode and random read/write performance up to 100K/50K IOPS, and is available in useable capacities from 200GB - 1.6TB. The Optimus SSD is equipped with SMART Storage Systems' Guardian Technology Platform, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies that enable more cost effective MLC Flash to be maximized for mixed-workload and write-intensive applications. The Guardian Technology Platform is made up of the FlashGuard™, EverGuard™ and DataGuard™ technologies. FlashGuard, an innovative combination of Aggregated Flash Management and Advanced Signal Processing technologies, enables commercial MLC flash to achieve higher endurance levels, making it suitable for the enterprise environment. With FlashGuard, the Optimus SSD is able to achieve 10 random drive writes per day for a period of five years. DataGuard and EverGuard technologies ensure data integrity and drive reliability are never compromised, satisfying the demanding reliability requirements of Tier-1 enterprise storage applications.

For more information about SNW Fall, please visit SMART Storage Systems and X-IO will display and demonstrate the new Hyper ISE 7-Series equipped with 10 Optimus SAS 200GB SSDs in the SMART Storage Systems booth (#412), October 17-18, 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.

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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 Holdings family of global companies. See 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, 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.