SanDisk Targeting Enterprise Customers with its world’s first 4 TB SSD

SanDisk Targeting Enterprise Customers with its world’s first 4 TB SSD


May 12, 2014
SanDisk-world's-first-2.5-inch-4-TB-SSD SanDisk Targeting Enterprise Customers with its world’s first 4 TB SSD SanDisk has been considered to a remarkable brand for storage devices. They have shown a historical presence in storage devices like Pen Drive, Hard Drives, Memory Card, etc… In order to break a conventional trend, SanDisk tried to come up with something new which has never been existed before. SanDisk has developed a commendable SSD (Solid State Drives) namely Optimus MAX SSD which is the World’s first 2.5 inches Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD packing 4 TB of storage capacity. In the pack of a 4 TB of storage capacity, the product has indeed raised eyebrows of its competitors. After coming up with something spectacular like this, SanDisk has again proved itself worth this industry. Flash Based Solid Slate Drives have always been remarked as a poor option in terms of storage for enterprise customers. But Optimus MAX SSD has defended every such rule with its 4TB storage capacity. After flaunting its novel drive for the replacement of those traditional Flash Based SSDs, SanDisk claims the masses for regarding its 4 TB Optimum MAX SSD efficient for enterprise customers. SanDisk’s SSD would enable the enterprise customers in maintaining their current SAS Storage infrastructures as it would provide an improvised and cost effective performance thus leading to the generation of less heating and less power utilization in comparison to HDDs. The price of SanDisk SSD is not yet revealed. The effectiveness of cost and value for money can only be analyzed post disclosure of prices and usage. SanDisk has given a fair idea about its reading and writing speed. It can read/write in sequential manner with a speed of upto 400/400 MBs. However it can make random read/ write speeding up to 75000/15000 input and output operations per second which is also known as IOPS. This can happen with the help of its drive SAS 6 Gb/s interface. The thought of using a 4TB SSD card is quite appealing and exciting at the same time. One cannot image the level of storage capacity at 4 TB. Currently SanDisk is easily targeting the SSD at read intensive applications which can make typical workloads at read/write ratio of 90/10. This will include everything from media streaming, web servers, web based applications, video on demand to data warehousing. The Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions Mr. John Scaramuzzo at SanDisk said, “Customers have been looking for a way to transition their data centers from HDDs to NAND flash, but have been forced to decide between cost and performance, or give up important functionality. 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.”

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