SMART Modular Technologies, a major driving force behind the technical evolution of advanced solid-state drives (SSDs) and high speed memory modules, designed chiefly for empowering enterprise-class storage application frameworks, reported the debut of the Company’s new Optimus SSD.
The 2.5″ Optimus has several key features that make the product stand out, like the native Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s interface for hard-hitting throughput and up to 1.6TB in usable capacity. Furthermore the Optimus is built around SMOD’s multi-level cell (MLC) technology, making it a truly revolutionary SSD design that is both cost-effective and robust, while offering the highest capacity and fastest drive of its type in the 200GB/400GB/1.6TB bracket. Read/write speeds of 100K/50K random IOPS with a healthy 500/500MB/s sustained transfer rate delivers a huge pipeline for critical computing needs. The Optimus also has excellent wide-port SAS support capability, laying down a whopping 1GB/s sustained read performance in apps designed to utilize this advanced feature.
The Optimus crushes I/O intensive computing expectations and delivers a powerful one-shot solution for cloud-based computing frameworks and other high-performance environments. The secret behind SMOD’s advanced design is the extensive technical expertise gained developing flash memory technologies, SAS firmware and other enterprise storage-related systems.
Available in 200/400/800GB sizes, as well as a 1.6TB size, the Optimus is primed to cause a major pole shift in the world of enterprise storage deployment according to Joe Unsworth, Research Director, NAND Flash and SSD, Gartner. A suite of proprietary features in the Optimus, called the Guardian technology, allows for advanced management of flash memory and thus ensures that the device will be able to relentlessly handle mainstream enterprise storage workloads over its 5-year warranty life.
Senior VP and GM of SMOD, John Scaramuzzo, called the debut of the new Optimus a “game changer” which marries the Company’s advanced MLC flash memory technology with the other proprietary IP, like the Guardian suite, to deliver the total one-stop solution for enterprise-class storage.
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