SOURCE: Solid Access

May 06, 2008 11:43 ET

Solid Access Technologies Unveils 128 GB and 256 GB Solid State Disks

Ultra-Fast Solid State Disks Transcend Storage Device Performance Gap for "Hot File" Access

NEWBURYPORT, MA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Solid Access Technologies, a leading provider of I/O acceleration appliances, today unveiled its higher capacity Universal Solid State Disks. The addition of 128 and 256 GB models in its USSD 200 product line complement existing 16, 32 and 64 GB units, all of which provide 10 microsecond random read/write access, which dramatically increases server efficiency by recovering CPU cycles formally lost in I/O wait cycles.

"As a complement to traditional Storage infrastructures, the ultra fast SSD category should get organizations thinking about new ways to solve vexing database performance and high concurrent-user issues in transaction intensive applications, as well as a way to get 'greener' and more space efficient," said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager, Hard Disk Drive Components and Solid State Disk Drives, IDC.

The USSD 200 employs the ultra-fast SSD category's first open architecture design, using only proven industry-standard components in the product's assembly -- allowing Solid Access to rapidly adopt new features and industry advancements. Utilizing SDRAM modules as its permanent storage medium and with no moving parts in the data path, a single Solid Access 2U rack mount device requires virtually zero maintenance, far less rack space and only a fraction of typical power and cooling requirements -- while delivering the performance of approximately 300 HDDs at a significantly lower cost. Additional Features Include:

--  Same-Day Performance Improvements For I/O-Intensive Applications
--  True "Plug And Play" Capability
--  Non-Disruptive Addition To Existing Storage Infrastructure
--  Seamlessly Integrated Into Tiered Storage Environments
--  Scalable To Terabyte Capacities

"For applications facing critical performance demands that can't be serviced by decades old spindle-based storage, ultra-fast SSD is emerging as a weapon of choice to improve lagging storage speed," said Solid Access Managing Partner, Tomas Havrda.

For more information on ultra-fast solid state disks, please download our white paper: New Equations for Measuring the Value of High Performance Storage. Or contact Solid Access directly at (978) 463-0642,

Pricing and Availability

The 128 GB USSD 200 is currently shipping, priced at U.S. $75,000. The 256 GB unit is anticipated to ship in June 2008, with pricing to-be-determined.

About Solid Access

Based in Newburyport, Mass., privately held Solid Access Technologies was incorporated in 2002, with a mission to lead the ultra-fast SSD category by adhering to a philosophy of reliance on industry standards in both sharable technology and the use of widely available components. Solid Access is differentiated from the other Solid State Disk technology, Flash SSD, by its ability to seamlessly perform I/O operations on any type of data without performance compromises or product limited life expectancy concerns.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Michael Emerton (on behalf of Solid Access Technologies)
    BridgeView Marketing
    (603) 766-3688