SMART Modular Technologies announced its Optimus series SAS solid state drive for enterprise storage applications. The Optimus uses Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s interface and is baseed on MLC NAND flash memory. It offers up to 1.6TB usable capacity, making it the industry’s highest capacity and fastest SAS MLC SSD.
The 2.5-inch SMART Optimus comes in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities. It offers up to 1000MBMB/s read and 500MB/s write speeds and 100K/50K random IOPS performance. It includes support for wide-port SAS capability, providing up to 1GB/s sustained read performance in applications equipped to support this advanced feature.
The Optimus series sports the Guardian technology, a comprehensive suite of innovative proprietary features comprised of FlashGuard, DataGuard, and EverGuard technologies that are to ensure the data integrity, drive reliability and durability of the SSD.