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April 06, 2011

SMART Modular Technologies Unveils XceedIOPS2

Offering 1.8" and 2.5" form factors for enterprise storage and server systems, SMART Modular Technologies (News - Alert) has released its second generation of XceedIOPS serial ATA (SATA) solid state drives (SSDs).

SMART’s Flash-based serial ATA (SATA), parallel ATA (PATA) and serial-attached SCSI (SAS (News - Alert)) SSDs provide high-performance solutions with low power consumption for enterprise, defense and embedded markets.

The XceedIOPS2 enterprise-class SSD is optimized for use in high-volume virtualized storage applications and is equipped with the latest SandForce SF-2000 series SSD processor and a 6Gb/s SATA interface. The new XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD delivers high random performance of 60K IOPS and sequential performance of 520MB/s and is available in densities from 50 to 400 GB. With restricted real estate, such as blade servers and other high-density computing systems, the available 1.8" form factor addresses applications.

“The XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD from SMART leverages industry-leading technologies proven to meet the requirements of Tier-1 enterprise applications," said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager of SMART's Storage Business Unit. "This second generation product incorporates advances in both established and proprietary technologies, resulting in a highly reliable design that delivers best-of-breed SSD cost and performance for the enterprise.”

Offering specified endurance of 30,000 program/erase (P/E) cycles, the XceedIOPS2 SATA SSDs are manufactured using the latest enterprise-grade multi-level cell (E-MLC) NAND flash technology. In addition, the new SSDs support AES-256 encryption and are Trusted Computing Group (News - Alert) (TCG) enterprise compliant. The XceedIOPS2 SATA SSDs are equipped with extensive error-correction and detection, multi-level data-path and code protection, data-fail recovery, thermal management, advanced management features, and SMART's proprietary PowerGuard technology to ensure consistent, reliable performance and data protection.

Recently, the company announced a partnership with Xiotech (News - Alert) Corporation  to deliver innovative storage solution to enterprises. Xiotech Corporation has selected SMART's enterprise-grade XceedIOPS serial-attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs as part of its innovative Hybrid Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) line which combines traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and SSDs. Xiotech hybrid ISE is a low-cost, leading-performance storage solution. Xiotech hybrid ISE delivers 14.4TB of dynamic hybrid storage.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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