Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a Tokyo-based innovative producer of flash storage devices, is announcing that it has commenced sales to the North American markets of its 1TB SSD-1000M and 3TB SSD-3000M solid state drives (SSDs). These drives offer enterprise-grade reliability and outstanding sequential read and write performance, and are geared toward datacenter, high-performance computing (HPC), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and especially for professional content creation.
When released in Japan last November, the SSD-3000M 3TB was the world’s highest capacity 2.5” form factor SATA 6Gb/s SSD. Higher capacity drives allow for reduction of the number of drives required in professional usage scenarios, also reducing operational costs such as power, cooling and maintenance while also reducing storage infrastructure footprint. Of particular value is creation of a more reliable workflow and minimized data handling failures. The SSD-1000M and SSD-3000M both feature Fixstars’ proprietary NAND controller, which prevents latency spikes and performance deterioration, thus assuring consistently high performance. Applications such as 4K video recording and editing and encrypted film storage require fast and stable disk writes, and will benefit the most from using these new Fixstars SSDs.
According to Satoshi Miki, CEO and Co-Founder of Fixstars Corporation, “The SSD-3000M/1000M were released in Japan last November, and have been getting great feedbacks from our customers. As an innovator of storage solutions, we are focused on providing high performance and reliability SSD solutions, to accelerate our customer’s business.”
Fixstars’ new offerings feature 19nm MLC NAND and a SATA 6Gb/s interface. These are encased in a 100mm x 70mm x 9.5mm enclosure with a total weight of under 115g. Sequential read speeds are stated as (up to) 520 MB/s in both standard and boost modes. Sequential write speeds are stated as (up to) 350MB/s in standard mode, and increase to (up to) 500MB/s in boost mode. The TRIM function is supported with operating systems that also support it, as well as garbage collection and S.M.A.R.T. drive health and performance reporting attributes. Power consumption at idle is stated as less than 3W. Active power consumption is stated as less than 5W in standard mode, and less than 6.2W in boost mode. The SSD-1000M and SSD-3000M are backed by a one-year limited warranty.
The SSD-1000M and SSD-3000M are available now for order on the Fixstars website. According to the listed specifications chart, they are also planning a 5TB SSD-5000M, to be available later in Q1 of 2015. You can visit the SSD-1000M/SSD-3000M product page here; and you can view the Fixstars press release announcing these new drives in its entirety here.