SMART Optimus SAS 1.8″ SSD Announced As an Industry First
The SAS Optimus is capable of 500MB/s SATA 3 transfer speeds, up to 100,000 IOPS, comes with a five year warranty, and is available in capacities of 200 and 400GB. Seeing a capacity of 400GB in such a small form factor enterprise design is quite the feat.
Relying on SNIA specifications, SMART believes that the Optimus SAS can achieve 10 full drive writes per day for a period of five years while leveraging cost-effective consumer-grade MLC NAND Flash. This is accomplished through the utilization of SMARTs proprietary Guardian™ Technology Platform which provides the endurance and feature set required for enterprise environments.
A comprehensive suite of proprietary features, the Guardian Technology Platform is comprised of 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.
Stay tuned for our detailed analysis of this SSD in the near future and the SMART press release can be found here.