SanDisk has today unveiled what they are claiming to be the world’s first 2.5 inch Serial Attached SCSI SSD with 4TB of storage. Dubbed the SanDisk Optimus MAX SSD it has been designed with the enterprise market in mind, and will be aimed to be used as a replacement for the legacy-mission-critical data center SAS HDDS.
SanDisk say that the drive is capable of read speeds of up to 400MBs and write speeds also of up to 400MBs, with up to 75,000/15,000 Input/Output Operations Per Second via a SAS 6Gb/s interface.
SanDisk John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk explains :
“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.”
As of yet there’s no pricing or worldwide availability information for the SanDisk Optimus MAX SDD, but we are certainly excited to see the product, as it could mean better hosting servers, and ultimately better computers, with more than the usual 250GB/ 500GB SSD.