UK-based Integral Memory is announcing that they have partnered up with Novachips to create a new series of solid-state drives (SSDs) that provide superior performance and an exponential leap in capacity. The first products of this partnership are the SVR-PRO SATA III SSDs, which feature a unique storage control architecture that is ideal for the ever-growing requirement of enterprise data centers to ‘up-scale’ their storage systems. This newly available capacity expansion capability should dramatically drive the continued growth of server rooms across Europe.
The key to the SVR-RPO series is a daisy-ring architecture that helps bypass the capacity restrictions of conventional parallel NAND configurations. Each HyperLink NAND (HLNAND™) Flash chip is connected directly to its neighboring chip in the loop, with each unit of flash driving a single load, thus allowing an unlimited number of flash chips per channel.
According to Samik Halai, Senior Product Manager for Integral Memory, “This breakthrough makes ‘scaling-up’ data centres an appealing alternative to ‘scaling-out’ across expensive extra floor space. In addition to data centers, our new generation of SSD products will benefit commercial applications where space is at a premium, such as aerospace. We are confident that many organizations will benefit from our products made in collaboration with Novachips.”
Integral’s SVR-PRO SATA SSD 100-SRI and 200-SMW models provide up to 8TB of data storage capacity, and are geared toward the intensive usage required for today’s ‘big data’ environments. The 100-SRI is geared toward performance-intensive applications, with a good balance of low latency and high read and write IOPS. This makes the 100-SRI ideal for file servers, web servers, streaming and Video on Demand.
The 200-SMW models are geared toward high endurance, providing 11,680 TBW, making it a great fit for servers that continuously execute mixed workloads. Both models are rated for sequential read speeds of up to 551 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 518 MB/s. Random 4K read speeds are stated as up to 53,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of up to 78,000 IOPS. Integral is backing both the 100-SRI and 200-SMW with a five-year limited warranty.
The lesser capacity models of both are built on a 2.5” x 7mm form factor, with the larger capacities housed in the 2.5” x 15mm form factor. Both models support S.M.A.R.T. drive performance and health monitoring attributes. Both models utilize a number of capacitors to ensure that data in the write cache is protected from corruption in the event of an unanticipated power interruption.
You can view the product page for the Integral SVR-PRO 100-SRI SSD here, and the product page for the Integral SVR-PRO 200-SMW SSD here. The press release announcing these new high-capacity SSDs can be viewed in its entirety here.