Storage has always been a major limitation of Solid State Drives (SSDs). It seems like SanDisk is about to change that. Lately, the company has announced world’s first 2.5-inch size equipped 4TB SSD in its Optimus MAX product based on 19-nanometer process technology.
SanDisk’s new 4TB Optimus MAX SAS SSD is the highest capacity 2.5-in. SSD drive to date. The SSDs come with a 6Gbps SAS interface. The drive is aimed at read-intensive applications, such as data warehousing, media streaming and web servers.
SanDisk stated has said that the typical workload envisioned for the 4TB drive is 90% read and 10% write. The company has also mentioned that the Optimus MAX SAS SSD is capable of up to 400 MBps sequential reads and writes and up to 75,000 random I/Os per second (IOPS) for both reads and writes.
SanDisk stated in its announcement, “The Optimus MAX SSD achieves a capacity point that far outpaces today’s highest-capacity 2.5-in. 10,000 and 15,000 rpm SAS hard-disk drives, making it the first true replacement for legacy mission-critical data center SAS HDDs.”
The Optmimus MAX can sustain between one and three full drive writes per day. The upgraded Optimus family of drives will be available to storage and server equipment manufacturers in the third quarter of this year.