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Smart Modular XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD
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Smart Modular Technologies has announced the release of its second generation of XceedIOPS serial ATA (SATA) solid state drives (SSDs). The new series is available in 1.8- and 2.5-inch form factors for enterprise storage and server systems.

Equipped with the SandForce SF-2000 series SSD processor and a 6Gb/s SATA interface, the XceedIOPS2 enterprise-class SSD is optimized for use in high-volume virtualized storage applications, the vendor said. Available in densities from 50GB to 400GB, the new XceedIOPS2 SATA SSD delivers high random performance of 60K IOPS and sequential performance of 520MB/s. The available 1.8-inch form factor addresses applications with restricted real estate, such as blade servers and other high-density computing systems.

Designed to deliver superior reliability, the XceedIOPS2 SATA SSDs are manufactured using the latest enterprise-grade multi-level cell (E-MLC) NAND flash technology, which offers specified endurance of 30,000 program/erase (P/E) cycles. In addition, the new SSDs support AES-256 encryption and are Trusted Computing Group (TCG) enterprise compliant. The XceedIOPS2 SATA SSDs are also equipped with extensive error-correction and detection, multi-level data-path and code protection, data-fail recovery, thermal management, advanced management features, and Smart Modular's proprietary PowerGuard technology.

The new XceedIOPS2 SATA SSDs are available now in engineering samples for select customers.

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