Feeds

SanDisk offers Cloudspeed flash options for pockets deep and shallow

'Extreme' means 'Best', 'Eco' means 'opposite of best'

Application security programs and practises

SanDisk has revved its CloudSpeed SATA SSD line, adding a tad more random read speed, slowing down the random write speed and reducing the sequential read and write speeds a trifle, too.

These are business/enterprise SSDs in a 2.5-inch form factor product line that SanDisk acquired when it bought SMART Storage. There were then two products, the 1000 and 1000E, E standing for endurance, and both using 19nm NAND.

That has not changed but we now have four products in the range: the Extreme, Ultra, Ascend and Eco in order of declining speed and endurance.

They are meant for write-intensive (Extreme), mixed read and write use (Ultra), and read-intensive (Ascend and Eco) environments.

CloudSpeed product shot

The tabulated summary details are:

SanDisk CloudSpeed table

The prior CloudSpeed 1000 units did up to 35,000 random write IOPS, and 500MB/sec sequential reads and writes, so you can see how the performance has been cut back slightly.

With the new range we have a wide range of endurance, with the Eco having a 1.051 petabytes written rating over its life time, the Ascend 1.752 PBW, the Ultra 4.38 PBW and the Extreme 14.6 PBW.

The full Drive Writes per Day (DWPD) ratings vary nicely too; being 1, 1, 3 and 10 respectively. SAnDisk is pleased with that 10 DWPD rating for the Extreme, saying it is "the first vendor to ship 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD), 19nm-based enterprise SATA SSDs".

The products are sampling now and will be available around the middle of the second quarter of this year through SanDisk's channel. ®

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Attack of the clones: Oracle's latest Red Hat Linux lookalike arrives
Oracle's Linux boss says Larry's Linux isn't just for Oracle apps anymore
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.