SanDisk Corp announce 4TB SSD
The Optimus MAX Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) is the first 4TB drive to be launched. It is being targeted at data centers, with different versions for different load profiles (lots of reads / lots of writes / mixed options). With this capacity point SanDisk is really challenging the 10K and 15K SAS hard drives with very high data density, combined with lower operating costs. From our perspective of course the lack of spinning media is always attractive, and SSD’s are inherently more rugged for mobile applications.
SanDisk’s SVP, Enterprise storage, John Scaramuzzo thinks that: “The Optimus MAX eliminates the need for compromises. We believe that the Optimus MAX will be a disruptive force within the storage industry, catalyzing many organizations to make the switch from their HDD-prominent data center infrastructures to SSDs.”
Drive Writes per Day (DWPD)
Drive writes per day is the measure of durability now in this solid state world. SanDisk has drives with different profiles depending on your usage.
The new Optimus SSD product family includes:
- Optimus MAX™ SSD (1-3 full DWPD)2
- Optimus Eco™ SSDs (1-3 full DWPD)2
- Optimus Ascend™ SSDs (10 full DWPD)2
- Optimus Ultra™ SSDs (25 full DWPD)2, and
- Optimus Extreme™ SSDs (45 full DWPD)2
2 Warranty/full Drive Writes Per Day – The lesser of 5 years from the date of manufacture of the product or the date on which the product’s relevant endurance thresholds set forth in the product specifications are reached.
Portable applications of 4TB SSD
The ACME NetPAC is used to record ALL of the network traffic of a corporate network. Utilizing the new 4TB drives, a hand-portable system with 72TB of fast local storage is possible, allowing for increased recording periods.
Please contact me if you have any high capacity portable computer requirements.