SanDisk introduces its Lightning series of PCI Express Solid State Accelerator cards for enterprise, which can be added to workstations and servers to provide balanced, predictable performance for enterprise applications. The enterprise PCIe SSD cards uses SanDisk’s enterprise SSD technology and is equipped with an advanced controller using a parallel processing architecture to manage essential data protection and input/output (I/O) functions.
The Lightning PCIe SSDs offer 45 microsecond average response times and sub-30 millisecond maximum response times, and as low as 50 microsecond sustained read and write latency to deliver ramatic performance gains. It includes ‘background patrol read’ to check blocks of data on storage devices, capacitor backed cache (CBC) to protect against data loss without battery back-up or supercapacitors. While providing high performance, the PCIe enterprise has a low power power requirements of just 15-watt, eliminating special cooling requirements and resulting in additional savings.
The SanDisk Lightning PCIe SSD uses PCIe 2.0 interface and can be easily installed into any four lane (x4) or greater PCIe slot. Up to five cards may be installed into a single system to provide up to 2TB of capacity. It is available in 200GB (LP206M) and 400GB (LP406M) capacities, which are priced at $1,350 and $2,350 respectively.