SMART Storage Systems announced the new Optimus Ultra Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State Drive, a 2.5-inch Enterprise-Grade Storage solution. The new Optimus Ultra was designed to meet enterprise storage application needs. It is based on consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash, it delivers a read/write performance of 100/60K IOPS and will achieve 25 full random drive writes per day.
The Enterprise Grade SSD comes with SMART Storage System’s Guardian Technology Platform that is comprised of FlashGuard, EverGuard, and DataGuard technologies. FlashGuard, an innovative combination of Aggregated Flash Management and Advanced Signal Processing technologies, enables commercial MLC flash to achieve higher endurance levels, making it suitable for the enterprise environment.
DataGuard and EverGuard technologies ensure data integrity and drive reliability are never compromised, satisfying the demanding reliability requirements of Tier-1 enterprise storage applications.
The Optimus Ultra SSD comes in options ranging from 150GB to 1.2TB. The company plans to start rolling out units to customers in Q2 of 2012.